MISTER HIP RELEASE PARTY

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MISTER HIP RELEASE PARTY

Join us Friday October 19th for the release fo Mister Hip – a West Coast IPA by Strange Fellows brewer Regis Groleau. Crepe pop-up by  JB Crepes, and Beer 6-9pm.   Sweet sweet Mister Hip you’ve got to me, come drink throughout the day with me. Take one fresh and hoppy sip from a golden … Continued

Strange Day #42: Midsummer BBQ

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Strange Day #42: Midsummer BBQ

Midsummer at Strange Fellows Brewing June 23rd, Strange Day #42 As the sun sets on the longest day of the year, all over the world people feast, dance, skinny-dip, and light bonfires to celebrate the sun’s triumph over darkness. For some, it is custom to jump over the fire to symbolically ward off the cold … Continued

Strange Art Session #6: Drawing Session

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Strange Art Session #6: Drawing Session

Strange Art Session #6: Drawing Session Join Corey for a fun evening of drawing and beer, as part of your regular practice or your first time putting pencil to paper. This month’s theme is vintage toys. June 18th 7-9pm *First-come, first-served $10 includes a beer, materials & instruction

June Brewers Lunch

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June Brewers Lunch

Our June Brewer’s Lunch is inspired by the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival. It includes Jarlsberg, and herbed farmhouse cheese, seaweed salad, farmhouse smoked ham, spicy black garlic asparagus from Biota, and savoury beef jerky from BKH Jerky. Pair with our Beer of the Month, Talisman, and #keepitstrange!

Father’s Day Card Workshop

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Father’s Day Card Workshop

Whitney will guide you through making an awesome tattoo-inspired cards for your Dad, Grandad, Poppa, Step-dad, or father figure of choice. A handmade card will be the perfect accompaniment to a growler of his favourite beer! Monday June 11th 7-9pm *First-come, first-served $7 includes a beer, materials & instruction

VCBW Beer and Cheese Pairing

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VCBW Beer and Cheese Pairing

We’ve partnered with our friends at Les Amis Du Fromage to offer a VCBW beer and cheese pairing! Iain and Joe Chaput (Les Amis Du Fromage) have put together a delicious line up for your sampling pleasure: a flight of beer and a flight of cheese! This set flight combo will be offered all week (while supplies … Continued

Strange Art Session #5

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Strange Art Session #5

Strange Art Session #5: Summer Watercolours Come celebrate the beginning of summer at our next Strange Art Session where we will be exploring the beauty of tropical fruits and flowers with watercolour paints! Corey and Whitney will be there to provide instruction in basic techniques while you sip delicious beers and dream of the tropics. (Just don’t … Continued

NEW BEER | Cyclhops Hallertau Blanc

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NEW BEER | Cyclhops Hallertau Blanc

Cyclhops Hallertau Blanc is far the most unusual Cyclhops single hop IPA we’ve ever done. Hallertau Blanc is a relatively new hop variety from the famous Hallertau hop growing region of Germany. It brings unmistakable flavours and aromas of white grape, gooseberry and lemongrass. Best paired with thirst, pizza, and burgers.

KRISTA HILGE | Mountains at My Gate

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KRISTA HILGE | Mountains at My Gate

Opening reception: May 3rd 7-9 pm Artist’s Statement: In her work, Krista seeks to explore a variety of whimsical and playful themes.  Drawing on her observations of the Lower Mainland, her work employs acrylic and a graphite mediums, and is inspired by the little things in life.

MAY BREWERS LUNCH

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MAY BREWERS LUNCH

This month’s Brewer’s Lunch is inspired by the Belgian/Northern France festival La Ducasse, and the cuisine of Belgium and Northern France. Each board includes: – French Baguette and Chouqettes (delightful airy pastries) from La Baguette et Compagnie – Dandelion Jelly from Le Meadow’s Pantry – Pickled Spring Radishes from Biota Fermentation – Smoked Farmhouse Ham and Camembert … Continued

HOP CIRCUIT 2018

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HOP CIRCUIT 2018

Join the Yeast Van Brewery District for our 3rd annual community open house, where we throw open our back doors and invite one and all for free behind-the-scenes tours and to taste some of the freshest craft beer and spirits in town. A scavenger hunt will add to the fun, and food trucks located around … Continued

Strange Art Session #4

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Strange Art Session #4

Strange Art Session #4: Drawing Session Join Corey for an evening of drawing and beer to improve your practice, or learn a new technique. April 16th 7-9pm *First-come, first-served $10 includes a beer, materials & instruction RSVP to our Facebook event for updates As part of our mandate to make art available in unexpected places, … Continued

APRIL BREWERS LUNCH

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APRIL BREWERS LUNCH

This month’s Brewers Lunch includes: – House-Made Belgian-style Beer Waffles: made with Blackmail Milk Stout – Strawberry-Balsamic Jam from Le Meadows Pantry – Cream Cheese – Petit Jambon D’Ardenne – Smoked Country Sausage – Applewood Smoked Cheddar – Pickled celeriac and apple from Biota – Dark Chocolate-Dusted Almonds from Beta5

PAINTER8 | Sliver

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PAINTER8 | Sliver

PAINTER8 exhibits SLIVER A sliver, a cut, a slice of time, broken off from… Sliver is a group exhibition by the Canadian artist society, PAINTER8. Each artwork makes up a “sliver” of the whole exhibition. Whether abstract, figurative or conceptual, members of PAINTER8 aim to establish dialogue and challenge each other as artists both in … Continued

Strange Art Session #3

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Strange Art Session #3

Strange Art Session #3: Hand Lettering Workshop Learn basic hand-lettering and illustrative techniques that bring words to life. Bring a favorite saying or a personal motto and turn them into a work of art. March 19th 7-9pm *First-come, first-served $10 includes a beer, materials & instruction As part of our mandate to make art available … Continued

MARCH BREWERS LUNCH

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MARCH BREWERS LUNCH

Our March Brewers Lunch includes: Locally made German-style Dense Rye Bread Charcuterie Mustard and Shredded Beets with Pickled Turnip from our friends at Biota Fermentation Farmhouse Garlic Sausage German-style pork belly (speck) Goat Gouda Lightly Smoked Gouda Finnish Licorice pieces from The Licorice Parlour Dried Apple Chips Pickles

CARNIVAL: March 11, 2018

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CARNIVAL: March 11, 2018

Observed worldwide, Carnival is a colourful and joyous celebration of life. We invite one and all to come make merry with us Belgian-style as we fête both the big and the small things in life. Jubilant music courtesy of East Van’s one-and-only Carnival Band, Belgian crepes, and of course, beer. Colourful dress encouraged and families … Continued

NEW BEER: WAYFARER Barleywine

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NEW BEER: WAYFARER Barleywine

Carrying few possessions on his back, the Wayfarer walks the earth in search of the Truth, relying on the kindness of strangers for sustenance. He is a bridge between the earthly and the spiritual worlds, and known as the bearer of Wisdom. Should you happen to meet him on the road he may share his … Continued

Beer Pancakes For Pancake Tuesday

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Beer Pancakes For Pancake Tuesday

Whether you call it Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day, these pancakes are a great way to use up leftover beer. We suggest either Jongleur Wit or Blackmail Milk Stout, but anything with more malt presence than hops should do the trick. 1 cup flour 1/4 cup sugar* 1 tsp baking powder … Continued

ERNEST ESB

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ERNEST ESB

Our first ESB, Ernest is a full round and honest beer with a malty backbone and a balanced assertive bitterness. Amarillo and Cascade hops give a resinous piny character and the Whitbread yeast allows the malt and hops to show like a true English ESB. Aroma: Malty, resinous, piny Character: Soft sweet malt character with … Continued

February Brewers Lunch

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February Brewers Lunch

The February Brewers Lunch includes: Toasted Crostini, Stilton with Mango and Ginger, Pickled Carrots, Matcha Dusted Goat Cheese, Spicy Artisanal Mayonnaise, Wasabi Peas, Kurobuta Sausage, Prosciutto, and Green Tea and Chocolate Pocky.

Kira Wu | FORTUNE TELLER

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Kira Wu | FORTUNE TELLER

Kira Wu – Fortune Teller (2017/2018) Medium: Digital Photography From the artist: “The symbolic meaning behind the fortune-teller captured me. The shape, the form and the name of the object suggest a mysterious relationship between chance, luck, and truth. By working with various recognizable materials, pages from my diary, beauty magazines, appointment forms, clinic brochures, … Continued

Setsubun: February 3, 2018

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Setsubun: February 3, 2018

Exorcise evil spirits, make way for Spring and bring good luck for the year ahead with a glass of fortune-giving beer, lucky beans, and perhaps even a little Karaoke, all inspired by Setsubun – the “Last Day of Winter” celebration in Japan. February 3 7-9pm

Strange Art Session #2

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Strange Art Session #2

Strange Art Session #2: Ink & Brush February 12: 7-9pm Bring your sweetie or just someone you like and engage in some blind contour portraits using ink and brush. $10 includes a beer, materials & instruction This event will be first come, first served – space will be limited so arrive early to secure your … Continued

Strange Art Sessions

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Strange Art Sessions

As part of our mandate to make art accessible in unexpected places, we are excited to launch our Strange Art Sessions. Beginning January 15th, each session will explore a different theme, technique, or material. Come for a beer and an evening of unexpected creativity. Strange Art Session #1 : Still Life Drawing January 15th 7-9pm … Continued

MELISSA PALINKAS | A Corner Story

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MELISSA PALINKAS | A Corner Story

This month in the Charles Clark Gallery: A Corner Story shares one resident’s perspective through several of Vancouver’s most vibrant neighborhoods during the summer of 2017. A photographic collection of over 80 local storefronts is celebrated in a hardcover visual narrative to raise awareness of the positive impact of small business in communities. A selection … Continued

Tasting Room Holiday Hours

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Tasting Room Holiday Hours

Our holiday hours have taken effect: the tasting room is open 12-11pm this week for all your holiday shopping (and escaping from holiday shopping) needs. Please note we will close early on December 24 for Christmas Eve, and will reopen on December 26 for Boxing Day. We will also be closing early on December 31 … Continued

FELLOWSHIP 2017 RELEASE #3: Kriek

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FELLOWSHIP 2017 RELEASE #3: Kriek

With the Holiday season just around the corner, we are excited to announce that today the third beer in this year’s Fellowship will be ready for pick up! The beer, a Kriek-inspired ale aged in oak barrels with Okanagan cherries is a style we have always adored and this is, we feel, an homage to a tradition … Continued

Christmas Card Workshop: December 3, 2017

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Christmas Card Workshop: December 3, 2017

Make your own Christmas Cards at Strange Fellows on Sunday, December 3rd! In-house brand artist Christine Moulson will be on hand 1-4pm to demonstrate basic relief print-making techniques so you can produce your own personalized series of cards. Come grab a beer and get creative! $5 materials fee for 5 cards.   **Children welcome with … Continued

Sarabande Choir Night: December 7, 2017

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Sarabande Choir Night: December 7, 2017

Join us on Thursday December 7 from 8-10pm for a night of choral music. The Sarabande Chamber Choir (part of the Vancouver Bach Family of Choirs), led by conductor Shane Raman will present an evening of traditional and new carols and holiday arrangements for your listening pleasure. There is no cost for entry, but the … Continued

Eastside Culture Crawl: Printmaking Workshop

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Eastside Culture Crawl: Printmaking Workshop

As part of the East Side Culture Crawl, Strange Fellows Brewing is hosting a printmaking workshop. Some may or may not know that all of Strange Fellows’ brand imagery begins as hand-carved block prints. In the spirit of the East Side Culture Crawl’s goal to expose folks to artistic processes, Strange Fellows’ house artist Christine … Continued

SMALL PORTRAITS – Richard Cole

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SMALL PORTRAITS – Richard Cole

Richard Cole is back in the Charles Clark Gallery, this time with a collection of his latest work – small portraits. These small studies in light, shading, and expression are jewels of brushwork and essence.   EXHIBITION: November 1st through 29th RECEPTION: November 9th, 7-9pm colestudio.ca

3rd Annual Beeard & Moustache Challenge

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3rd Annual Beeard & Moustache Challenge

In celebration of all things hairy and scary in observance of Koutzoulan, we are pleased to announce our third annual Beard & Moustache Challenge. Taking place on Tuesday November 22nd, 7-9pm @ Strange Fellows Brewing (1345 Clark Dr), we hereby challenge the bewhiskered and mustachioed to show us their best and help raise funds for Movember. Categories are Best … Continued

LAS ESTRELLAS – OCTOBER 28th

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LAS ESTRELLAS – OCTOBER 28th

We are thrilled to have Las Estrellas at Strange Fellows on Saturday October 28th, 7-9pm, to serenade passing spirits. Formed during the summer of 2014, Mariachi Las Estrellas is Vancouver’s only all-female Mariachi Band. It is made up of a diverse and talented group of women from a variety of backgrounds including classical, jazz and … Continued

BLACKMAIL Milk Stout – Landing October 4th

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BLACKMAIL Milk Stout – Landing October 4th

Dispatched each day at dawn, Odin’s two ravens fly the world over, bringing news from the land of men back to the Norse god by nightfall. What secrets do they gather as they spy from on high, or scavenge from the leavings of men? Next time the black birds call outside your door, perhaps a … Continued

FIR[E]SCAPE – Landscape Paintings by Laurie M. Landry

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FIR[E]SCAPE – Landscape Paintings by Laurie M. Landry

This month in the Charles Clark Gallery, we have a series of landscape paintings by artist Laurie M. Landry – beautiful yet chilling reminders of the vulnerability of our environment.   Every year, I travel to document landscapes far and near. In January, I visited Iceland, and fell in love with the land formed by fire and ice, … Continued

FELLOWSHIP 2017 RELEASE #1: BERLINER GEIST

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FELLOWSHIP 2017 RELEASE #1: BERLINER GEIST

Strange Fellows Brewing is excited to officially announce our first release of the 2017 Fellowship – Berliner Geist.  BERLINER GEIST: This barrel-aged and bottle conditioned Berliner Weisse is distinctly sour and complex (refreshing), with a delicate woody vanilla character and an oaky aroma.  At 5% ABV this is a slightly lighter but deeply flavourful release perfect for laying down … Continued

SCOTT RAMSAY – Celebration!

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SCOTT RAMSAY – Celebration!

Vancouver artists refashion alleyways of peculiar smells, broken people, and bizarre litter into a different species of scenery for us to get from point C to D. If you walk the alleyways along Main Street, the spray-paint bouquets and sharpie-pen jewellery on the dumpsters, walls, and windows persistently cycle like the seasons. They exist as … Continued

FEAST of FOOLS: April 1st

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FEAST of FOOLS: April 1st

STRANGE DAY #27 We invite one and all to celebrate the absurd and join us for our inaugural Feast of Fools on Saturday April 1st. Since the days of Chaucer, the Fool’s Day has played an important role to society’s health by allowing folks to let off a little steam. Medieval clerics celebrated the Fool’s Feast … Continued

PELLVETICA : A Retrospective of Portraiture

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PELLVETICA : A Retrospective of Portraiture

‘Pellvetica: A Retrospective of Portraiture’ is a collection of portraits that combine the styles and ideas of artists Sandy Pell & Steve Pell through the use of pattern, proportion, space, and time. As an illustrator, Sandy has been attracted to repetitive patterns since she was first introduced to Ukrainian easter eggs, spirographs, kaleidoscopes, and prisms. … Continued

HOPDEVIL

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HOPDEVIL

The Hopdevil – that incarnate of the late summer storm capable of destroying hop fields before harvest – is feted each year by the farmers of Hoppeland, Belgium. After harvest, they parade & then burn effigies of the Hopdevil with the hope that he will be discouraged from returning.   Of the opinion that a … Continued

SEPTEMBER BREWER’S LUNCH

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SEPTEMBER BREWER’S LUNCH

SEPTEMBER This month’s Brewer’s Lunch board is inspired by a hearty English Ploughman’s Lunch!   SAVOURY BEER SCONES – Housemade w/ Dunkleweizen SLICED ROAST BEEF – Lean & rich COLD HAM – European-style SHARP CHEDDAR – English-style PORT-AGED DERBY – Creamy w/ veins of Port wine CARROT PICKLES – Housemade w/ Alligator Wit LE MEADOW’S CHUTNEY – Apple & Blackcurrant APPLE CRISPS – Sweet & … Continued

JULY: Charcuterie Board

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JULY: Charcuterie Board

JULY CHARCUTERIE BOARD inspired by Spanish Pintxos (pron. pinchos)…   SPANISH TORTAS savoury olive oil flatbread  JAMÓN dry-cured ham  MILD CHORIZO shaved Spanish sausage with parprika MANCHEGO 6 MO. sweet & nutty sheeps’ milk cheese  FRESH GOAT CHEESE creamy & tangy goats’ milk cheese CASERECCE OLIVES cracked green olives STRAWBERRY-BALSAMIC CONFITURE Le Meadow’s Pantry ROASTED … Continued

STRANGE DAY # 18 : Midsummer

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STRANGE DAY # 18 : Midsummer

As the sun sets on the longest day of the year, all over the world people light bonfires to celebrate the sun’s triumph over darkness. In some places people jump over the fire to symbolically ward off the cold of the coming winter. Elsewhere, fishermen gather on the edge of the ocean to pray and … Continued

All Hallows’ Eve

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All Hallows’ Eve

It is said that the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead is most transparent as Fall shifts to Winter, and spirits of the dead return to visit. Fearful of these wandering spirits, some people wear masks to fool them into believing that they too are from the other world. Others leave … Continued

“Jack of the Lantern” – Sunday Oct 25th

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“Jack of the Lantern” – Sunday Oct 25th

Folks have been carving “jack-o-lanterns” since the 1600’s. The custom of carving faces into turnips and beets is thought to have begun in ireland, and was inspired by the tale of “Jack of the Lantern”.  According to Irish folklore, Jack was a sinful man who tricked and trapped the devil and then made a deal with him that if he … Continued

FREE Bike Tune-up this Sunday from 1-5pm at Strange Fellows

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FREE Bike Tune-up this Sunday from 1-5pm at Strange Fellows

Just in time for the wet riding season, we are happy to offer a complimentary bike tune up session to our customers this Sunday Sept 27th. Come on by the brewery between 1 and 5pm and enjoy a beer while our friends from Side Saddle Bikes give your trusty steed a thorough inspection: tightening brakes, adjusting deraillers and seats, and … Continued

Okavango – Photos by Robert Spooner

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Okavango – Photos by Robert Spooner

Until the end of August, when you walk into the Charles Clark Gallery, you’ll be greeted by visions from the Okavango – one of the world’s largest inland deltas, located in northern Botswana. This is where Robert Spooner – a Strange Fellow’s regular, veterinarian, and photographer at large – spends time each year, sharing his expertise with the people and … Continued

Fresh Sheet to end of July

For the week of Monday July 20th to at least the end of July, we have the following beer on tap in the tasting room (all beer is available in glasses and growler fills unless noted): Talisman Pale Ale – 3.8% Jongleur Wit – 4.5% Nocturnum Dark IPA – 6.5% Bayard Saison – 6.0% Crafty … Continued

15-07-15 :: BRAD HILL :: Sets III

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15-07-15 :: BRAD HILL :: Sets III

Cruising the streets of East Vancouver on his BMX, Brad Hill captures the gritty beauty of our neighbourhood. Exhibition July 15th through August 5th. Artist’s Reception Wednesday, July 15th, 7-9pm. Check it out: https://vimeo.com/131142427

artists without borders

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artists without borders

ArtDream Studios is inhabiting the Charles Clark Gallery June 3rd through 25th. This group show highlights that ArtDreams is a place where new ideas, innovations, and creativity are welcome, and a place of respect, camaraderie, and belonging. “We believe that art is never being afraid to explore, innovate and create”. June 3rd through 25th   www.artdreamstudios.com

Beer in Cans …. Finally!

It happened yesterday!  We finally delivered our first batch of cans to a select group of private liquor stores throughout Vancouver and the North Shore.  We got you covered friends!  Have a look at our map to see all the locations where you can grab a 4 pack of cans.  Currently we have the Talisman … Continued

Ceramic Growlers for Sale – Monday May 11th

The day is finally here … or at least just around the corner.  On Monday May 11th we are going to sell our 40 ceramic growlers.  In total we have the following available to sell: 20 – 32oz (946ml) ceramic growlers – $80 each 20 – 64oz (1.89L) ceramic growlers – $100 each Each of … Continued

Fresh Sheet May 4 to May 10

For the week of Monday May 4th to Sunday May 10th, we have the following beer on tap in the tasting room (all beer is available in glasses and growler fills unless noted): Talisman Pale Ale – 3.8% Jongleur Wit – 4.5% Nocturnum Dark IPA – 6.5% Bayard Saison – 6.0% Hefalump Hefeweizen – 4.5% … Continued

ROUGH EDGED ROMANCE  – New Paintings by Nikol Haskova

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ROUGH EDGED ROMANCE – New Paintings by Nikol Haskova

This month, Charles Clark is thrilled to have new paintings by Nikol Haskova adorning the gallery walls. Fascinated by contrasts, both literal and metaphorical, the artist records the tension of human relationships, the conflict between natural environment and urban development, or the temporality of a crow on pale pavement. For Haskova, painting is about confronting … Continued

Celebrate Carnival at the Brewery until Sunday March 15th

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Celebrate Carnival at the Brewery until Sunday March 15th

Celebrated worldwide, Carnival is a joyous and colourful antithesis to the solemnity of Lent. From March 10th through 16th Strange Fellows will celebrate Carnival Belgian-style. Inspired by the Carnival traditions of the Carnival de Laetare of Stavelot Belgium, known for its masked revellers and irreverent behaviour involving pig’s bladders, the celebration at Strange Fellows will include masks, music, and of course, beer. On Sunday March 15th, … Continued

PULSE :: Paintings by Jessa Gilbert

Today, Charles Clark is happy to welcome paintings by Jessa Gilbert to the gallery walls. Setting the tone for our upcoming Carnival celebrations, the new show is bursting with movement and energy. The artist uses colour, shape, and line to create rhythms that emphasize change, capturing an expression of motion and the way in which objects and figures … Continued

The Charles Clark Gallery is now open!

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The Charles Clark Gallery is now open!

  We are happy to announce that our little Art Gallery – Charles Clark – is now open. Inspired as we are by the unusual, unexpected and extraordinary we have created a dedicated gallery space for showing the work of local artists, with shows changing monthly. We are excited to have Richard Cole opening the … Continued

Thank you to our Customers

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Thank you to our Customers

To all our #strange supporters: We want to take a moment to thank you for visiting, encouraging, supporting and taking the time to connect with us through our first week of business. It has been an amazing week, one that was a dream in many ways for us. To be able to send out a … Continued

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