Strange Resemblance Launch Party

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Strange Resemblance Launch Party

Join us on Friday, July 27th, for the rare opportunity to taste our entire family of bottle-conditioned Wild Saisons side-by-side. Strange Resemblance is a favorite among our brewers who thought it would be fun to taste this year’s newest member of the family alongside last years’ vintage, as well as with their mother – Strange Times … Continued

JOYFEST 2018: BAND LINE-UP

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JOYFEST 2018: BAND LINE-UP

2018 LINE-UP RELEASE: The Tim Says Trio Lazy Ghost The Rocket Revellers Year of the Wolf In addition to this rocking lineup of live performances, we’ll have food trucks, ice cream sandwiches, a community art project, fab prizes and more beer than you can drink. Follow us on Instagram to learn how you can win a … Continued

Strange Day #43: Tuning of the Bikes

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Strange Day #43: Tuning of the Bikes

  Join us on Sunday, July 8th to enjoy a beer while the rad folks from RAD Cycles give your bike a complimentary* inspection and tune-up. E-Prodigy Bicycles will also be here to answer all your e-bike questions, while Kismet Cookery dishes out some tasty grub.     *FREE with purchase of a beer Sunday, July 8th  1-5pm Sign-up starts … 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

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

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

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

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

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

Jack-o-Lanterns – October 22nd

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Jack-o-Lanterns – October 22nd

With wandering souls of the dead on the loose, best protect your home from evil spirits with a Jack-o-lantern on your doorstep. Sunday October 22nd, 1-4pm Bring friends and family by Strange Fellows Brewing for a cosy afternoon of pumpkin carving. Family-friendly event.

MIDSUMMERS BBQ

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MIDSUMMERS BBQ

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. For some, it is custom to jump over the fire to symbolically ward off the cold of the coming winter. Elsewhere, fishermen gather on the edge of the ocean to … Continued

BAYARD SAISON LAUNCH PARTY

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BAYARD SAISON LAUNCH PARTY

Join us May 8th for BAYARD’s Welcoming Party.  Pop by between 4-6pm to sample the new bottle-conditioned Bayard, paired with local cheeses & meats. BAYARD: He’s back and better than ever! – Hero of many a legend, Bayard the horse perpetually outwits any attempt to control him & fearlessly blazes his own path. He symbolizes the free spirit not to … Continued

LA DUCASS & LIFE DRAWING

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LA DUCASS & LIFE DRAWING

The good luck charms of some are small enough to fit in a pocket or wear around the neck. Other charms are bigger, like the one that characterizes the tiny village of Mons, Belgium. Each year, the townsfolk re-enact the notorious battle between good & evil, with St George astride his horse, valiantly battling the … Continued

STRANGE DAY # 26 : Setsubun

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STRANGE DAY # 26 : Setsubun

While Spring-for-real still seems a long way off, we can bolster our spirits to make it through another month of winter by celebrating Setsubun – Japan’s last day of winter before the beginning of Spring. Malevolent or merely mischievous, Yokai – the shape-shifting demons of Japanese folklore – are thought to be unlucky. On the … Continued

STRANGE DAY #25 : UP HELLY AA

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STRANGE DAY #25 : UP HELLY AA

        Puffs of breath mist the cold air as a lone horn signals to the crowd of torch-bearing men. Old ballads & the sound of thousands of stamping feet accompany a massive Viking longship as it’s dragged through dark streets. The procession ends with the longship’s torching and is followed by uproarious … Continued

Moustache & Beeard Challenge

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Moustache & Beeard Challenge

We of Strange Fellows hereby challenge the mustachioed & bearded to join us on Wed, Nov 23rd for a hirsute fundraiser in benefit of men’s health: Strange Fellows’ Second Annual Moustache & Beeard Challenge. Best Moustache Best Beard Golden Whisker Award* (*open to all brewers & their associates) $15 entry fee (a.k.a. your donation to Movember) includes a beer   … Continued

OCTOBER 30th | JACK-O’-LANTERNS

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OCTOBER 30th | JACK-O’-LANTERNS

As Fall gives way to Winter and the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead is it at its thinnest, and the souls of the dead roam the earth, it would be prudent to protect yourself and your loved ones from their unwanted attention. It is a long-held belief that a Jack-O’-Lantern set out on the … Continued

STRANGE DAY #21 : HORN DANCE

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STRANGE DAY #21 : HORN DANCE

Abbot’s Bromley – England At 8-o-clock in the morning an odd group of men wearing antlers gathers on the village common. They will spend the next 12 hours dancing their way between house and pub across the countryside – as their forefathers have done for 800 years or more – receiving food and drink in … Continued

JOYFEST

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JOYFEST

On Sunday, August 21st please join us for an outdoor party as we celebrate a few of the things that bring us JOY: good music, company, food and of course beer! August is the month of BIG celebration – from parading giants, to fireworks festivals, to huge burning effigies. Regardless of the festival, we are united in … Continued

JOYFEST: The Rossi Gang

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JOYFEST: The Rossi Gang

Come dance the night away to the jazzy sounds of East Vancouver’s own Rossi Gang. The Rossi Gang is a grease jazz band hailing from Vancouver, British Columbia and New Orleans.   Playing approximately 8:15 – 10:00 pm Sunday, August 21st.

JOYFEST: The Prettys

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JOYFEST: The Prettys

The Prettys are coming to Strange Fellows! The Pretty’s are a rock ‘n roll band from Vancouver, inspired heavily from the proto-punk bands of the 60’s and early 70’s The Prettys will perform approximately 6:00-7:45pm on Sunday August 21st

JOYFEST: The Brass Action

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JOYFEST: The Brass Action

We are thrilled to host The Brass Action at JOYFEST! The Brass Action is a 6-piece independent band from Vancouver, British Columbia. The band plays a unique style that mixes the intensity of punk rock and rockabilly with the dancy, horn driven sounds of ska. The Brass Action will play approximately 3:45-5:30pm

JOYFEST: The Carnival Band

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JOYFEST: The Carnival Band

The ever-joyful Carnival Band is set to open Joyfest. The Carnival Band is a community-based brass band that seeks to use music and dance as tools to empower its members and audiences alike to work toward peaceful and positive social change. Under the direction of father-son duo Tim Sars and Ross Barrett, the Carnival Band has operated … Continued

STRANGE DAY # 19 : Fiesta!

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STRANGE DAY # 19 : Fiesta!

There are some strange traditions in the world so old that people have forgotten their origin, even though they participate in them with great zeal. This is true of the infamous Running of the Bulls, where since medieval times people have risked life and limb to show their bravado. More recently, the daring have been … 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

Brewmaster’s Dinner!

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Brewmaster’s Dinner!

Join us as guest chefs Tobias Grignon (of Mamie Taylor’s) + Doug Stephen (of Merchant’s Oyster Bar) prepare a four-course feast fit for a Brewmaster. Monday May 9th, 6pm First JONGLEUR Belgian Style Wit + CHICKEN LIVER PARFAIT Lemongrass, preserved tomatoes, basil, peanuts, grill bread Second GUARDIAN White IPA + SMOKED MUSSEL SALAD Heirloom carrots, … Continued

HOP CIRCUIT | Brewery Open House

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HOP CIRCUIT | Brewery Open House

Join East Vancouver’s craft brewing community when they throw open their back doors to welcome one & all to take a free behind-the-scenes tour & the chance to taste some really fresh beer. Walk, skate, or bike your way around the neighbourhood, or sign up for a guided tour with Cycle City Tours or Vine … Continued

STRANGE DAY #16 : Walpurgisnacht

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STRANGE DAY #16 : Walpurgisnacht

The night of April 30th is thought to be the division between evil & good, winter & spring, and also the time when witches gather to recount their evil deeds of the past year to the Devil himself. A bundle of herbs tied to your door is believed to keep the witches away, but just to … Continued

STRANGE DAY #15 : Carnival

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STRANGE DAY #15 : Carnival

Amid bursts of confetti & music, the juggler entertains us with a handful of oranges. As the oranges rise & fall, the planets revolve in the universe, babies are born & the old pass on. Making that which is difficult look effortless & all of life’s worries seem insignificant, the juggler teaches us a simple lesson: … Continued

STRANGE DAY #13 : Up Helly AA

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STRANGE DAY #13 : Up Helly AA

  A pagan fire festival, Up Helly Aa is a tradition that comes to us from Scotland’s Shetland Islands. From January 21st through 27th,  we will celebrate the Viking in all of us with glasses of Blackmail – a sessionable Northern-style Milk Stout. On the evening of January 26th, we will be joined by musical … 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

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

FIESTA! July 5th-11th

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FIESTA! July 5th-11th

There are some strange traditions in the world so old that people have forgotten their origin even though they participate in them with gusto. This is true of the infamous Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain, where since medieval times people have risked life & limb to show their bravado. More recently, the daring have … Continued

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

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

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