When the grandfather moved from Austria to Canada in the 1930s and his sister stayed in Vienna, they had no idea that their two grandchildren would one day get into the beer business. It took another two generations for the Austrian-Canadian family of musicians to have a brewer: Eli, who discovered his love for beer during his European trip and quickly learned the brewing trade, bought the Gastown Brewpub. The venerable building housed a real treasure: a steam heating system. The technique of the steam brewing process goes back to the pioneering days and was hardly practiced at the end of the 20th century. Eli showed a spirit of discovery and brought a long-forgotten tradition to life. Canada's first steam brewery was born and brewing could begin!
In order not only to give the Canadian beer scene not only steam, but also a breath of fresh air, Eli regularly went to the homeland of his ancestors. In the footsteps of his grandfather, he came across other beer recipes as well as his cousin Herbert. A close friendship developed that did not mind the many miles between Salzburg and Vancouver, and so it was no surprise when the two cousins decided to become business partners. Beer connects, this also applies to Herbert and Eli. With good humor and energy, the two expanded the Canadian brewery's sphere of activity to European territory and since then have been selling classics like their pale ale as well as unusual creations like the killer cucumber ale ( David Hertl is not the only one who dares to turn cucumber into beer ) or their Jasmine IPA , which is brewed with aromatic jasmine flowers. The beers from Steamworks Brewing are not only enjoyed by connoisseurs on two continents, they have also convinced the juries of numerous competitions. With excellent recipes, hand-picked ingredients and excellent quality, beers are created that inspire.
After a few years, sales were so high that the small Vancouver steam brewery was bursting at the seams. The Steamworks Brewpub could no longer meet the high demand, so a second brewery was built in Burnaby without further ado. In the adjoining tap room, visitors can taste the wide range of products in a cozy atmosphere and convince themselves of the passion that lies behind this company. In order to avoid long transport routes, the production of beers for the European market was relocated to the CraftZentrum in Berlin. Here beers are brewed with strictly selected ingredients and fine Austrian-Canadian recipes that have the original taste, but are much better for the ecological conscience. Clever!
"Separated by worlds, united in beer."