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Beer Made With Steam! It’s Steamworks Brew Pub in Vancouver BC

Steamworks Brew Pub
Steamworks Brew Pub

I have been noticing an energy saving revolution out there with breweries. Wind power, solar powered, even steam powered. The Steamworks Brewery in Vancouver BC has been a steam powered brewery for the past 20 years. How cool is that?

We made a stop at Steamworks Brew Pub for some beer and a bite to eat. Luckily for us they were open as it was Boxing Day. Little known fact – Vancouver was slightly difficult to do touristy stuff with it being Christmas and Boxing Day the following day.

Steamworks Brew Pub
Inside the Steamworks Brew Pub

We entered the pub and asked for a table.  We were then led down to the lower level of the building that was almost basement like, but had the dark comfort of a pub. I felt right at home. Fermenting tanks, large wood beams and gargoyles with funny faces made up the decor. The pub also had a full bar just in case beer isn’t your thing (and don’t tell me if it isn’t).

Steamworks Brew Pub
Steamworks Beer

As I was the only beer drinker in the group I decided to give this steam powered beer a try. I ordered the Black Angle IPA. A dry hopped beer with a 7% Alcohol By Volume (ABV) and a 70 International Bittering Unit (IBU). This beer had a lot of roasted flavors and despite the 70 IBU, was not overly hoppy. The beer was tasty and I would order it again.

Steamworks Brew Pub
Pulled Pork Sandwich for lunch

I also ordered a pulled pork sandwich for lunch. The sandwich arrived on a toasted bun and had a good meat to sauce ratio… which I’m sort of a stickler about because when you get a dry pulled pork sandwich – there really is nothing worse.

While we waited for our check I ordered the Naughty and Nice Spiced Ale. It had notes of cinnamon and was basically Christmas in a glass. It has a 5.8 ABV and 25 IBU. It was a nice spiced ale that is always welcomed at Christmas time.

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