A Strange Story – Vancouver 2014

As expectant parents often struggle to name their unborn child, Aaron and Iain laboured to christen their fledgling brewery. One night while having a beer together after months of being unable to agree upon a name, they were declared to be just like the odd couple in their polar ways. A lightbulb went on and Strange Fellows was born. From its inception, Strange Fellows has been about a blending of ideas and histories with a common vision: that 2 strangers can have a beer together, look each other in the eye and toast the other’s health. We invite you to pour 2 glasses of this barrel-aged Brut IPA, find someone to share it with, and join us in a toast to the idea that a story is never complete without its different voices.

COLOUR Hazy pale gold

AROMA Grape / Citrus

CHARACTER Dry / Bright / Chablis-like

A.B.V. 6.5%

PAIRS WITH Cheese boards / Charcuterie / Celebrations



This classic Brut IPA was barrel aged with a Brett D and Sac Trois yielding flavours reminiscent of pear and white grape. There is an almost creamy coconut-like body along with a firm dry bitterness and a finish that brings to mind the oak barrels this IPA was aged in. Illusturm brings together all those things we love so much at Strange Fellows: unique "wild" yeast cultures, a solid Citra dry hop, and barrel aging. What could be more perfect for our 5th-anniversary release?

HOPS  Citra

MALT Pilsner / Wheat

YEAST Wy1318 / Sac Trois / Brett D

IBU 45

OG 1.060