Blackthorn Strong Ale by Steel & Oak Brewing Co. in British Columbia, Canada
Steel & Oak Brewing Co.

Blackthorn Strong Ale

6.8% ABV • IBU 35

About Blackthorn Strong Ale by Steel & Oak Brewing Co.

Steel & Oak Brewing has brought a tartan beer into the world under the name Blackthorn. This beer is sole din 650ml bottles and measures in at 6.8% alcohol and 35 IBU. The beer is dark amber in colour and has a finger and a half of dense, lacing head. The aroma is rich with dried fruit including raisin, cherry and prune character along with a deep sweetness and almost Dubbel like character. The flavour is unique with a toasted character up front that leads into the prune and raisin character with a bitter-sweetness on the tongue. This beer is not easily categorized but takes notes from a Belgian Dubbel, Pale Ale and perhaps an altbier with a certain undefinable character. Overall it has sweetness but isn’t sweet, is toasty but not toasted and somehow comes through as a cohesive and tasty brew. Give it a try for yourself!


Steel & Oak Brewing Co. embodies the modernness of today while remaining dedicated to the craftsmanship of years long past. Materials of strength and durability, steel and oak; house, protect and nurture what we stand for most – exceptional tasting craft beer.

Steel & Oak Brewing Co. makes Blackthorn Strong Ale English Strong Ale