The GOODS from Parallel 49 Brewing Co.
Vancouver, BC | Parallel 49 Brewing Company is pleased to announce the opening of its new Tasting Room, Beer Store and Street Kitchen Restaurant. After months of planning and hard work, with a soft launch last week, the new space is now open to the public and includes a full service kitchen and restaurant offering street food-style favourites, 40 brews on tap and indoor and outdoor seating. The updated space also includes a tasting room and beer store with 20 taps available for growler fills. Parallel 49 Brewing Company’s Street Kitchen Restaurant and Tasting Room is located at 1950 Triumph Street in Vancouver, BC.
The opening of Parallel 49 Brewing Company’s Street Kitchen Restaurant introduces Chef Jason Harper to the Vancouver food and beer scene. Chef Harper comes from a casual fine-dining background. Harper helped open Cactus Club Café’s Kelowna and Toronto flagship locations. Bringing his fine-dining experience to Parallel 49 Brewing Company’s street style-inspired menu, Chef Harper’s creations will rotate frequently with the availability of the freshest seasonal ingredients. The current menu includes a unique take on favourites like a duck confit corndog and fried chicken and waffles. Chef Harper sources the majority of his ingredients from West Coast suppliers such as Two Rivers Specialty Meats and Mikuni Wild Harvest in Washington. All dishes are designed to complement Parallel 49 Brewing Company’s year round and seasonal beers. Beginning on Saturday, June 10th, brunch will be served on weekends from 11am to 3pm.
“With the menu, I’ve put a spin on classic food truck staples and use only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients,” said Chef Jason Harper, Head Chef at Parallel 49 Brewing Company’s Street Kitchen. “I want to provide locals with comfort food style dishes they will crave and won’t be able to find anywhere else. I’m so excited to be part of Parallel 49 Brewing Company’s innovative team and look forward to taking our food to the next level.”
Parallel 49 Brewing Company’s Street Kitchen will have 40 brews on tap and will feature Parallel 49 Brewing Company’s favourites including the Ruby Tears Northwest Red Ale and Craft Lager, while also highlighting seasonal brews like the 187 On An Undercover Hop Imperial IPA and the Apricotopus Apricot Sour Saison.
Parallel 49 Brewing Company opened in 2012 by East Vancouver natives Mike Sleeman, Anthony Frustagli and Nick Paladino, along with Scott Venema, Michael Tod and Head Brewer Graham With. Craft beer enthusiasts and avid home brewers, the team dreamed of opening their own microbrewery and wanted to provide their neighbourhood with quality, one-of-a-kind craft beer. Parallel 49 Brewing Company was one of the first breweries to open in Vancouver and has become one of the biggest names in the BC craft beer industry.
“For years, we’ve wanted to build on our tasting room and open up a restaurant,” said Graham With, Head Brewer at Parallel 49 Brewing Company. “The guys and I are all huge foodies and love street food. We always liked having local food trucks outside our tasting room for our guests. We had a dream of merging a food truck and a brewery into one space and are so happy to finally see this dream, and months of hard work, turn into a reality.”
Parallel 49 Brewing Company’s Street Kitchen Restaurant is open seven days a week from 11am to midnight, while the tasting room and beer store is open seven days a week from 11am-11pm. For more information on Parallel 49 Brewing Company please visit parallel49brewing.com.
The People Who Make It Happen
Mike Sleeman, Owner
Anthony Frustagli, Owner
Nick Paladino, Owner
Scott Venema, Owner
Graham With, Owner & Head Brewmaster
Michael Tod, Owner
About the Business
Parallel 49 Brewing Company is an East Vancouver microbrewery brewing up some of the most unique and high quality craft beers in BC. Since opening in 2012, their cheekily named brews have become staples amongst craft beer enthusiasts. Staples include the Filthy Dirty IPA and Gypsy Tears Ruby Ale. Parallel 49 Brewing Company’s Craft Lager won gold at the 2015 BC Beer Awards and at the 2016 Canadian Brewing Awards.
Visit Parallel 49 Brewing Company’s tasting room at 1950 Triumph Street and stop by liquor stores across the lower mainland to purchase 12 and 6-pack bottles. Growlers and growler fills are also available at the tasting room.
PRESS & Accolades
“The Parallel 49 Brewing Co. opened on Triumph Street a year ago, and has bubbled up as vigorously as the 30 or so weirdly named beers from its six 5,000-litre and eight 10,000-litre tanks. Weird? How about Banana Hammock? Salty Scot? Lost Souls? Hoparazzi? Ugly Sweater? Schadenfreude? The latter word refers to the pleasure in seeing others fail. That certainly wouldn’t apply to Anthony Frustagli, Nick Paladino, Mike Sleeman and Scott Venema, who own the St. Augustine’s restaurant and craft-beer mecca, and Michael Tod and Graham With who joined them to found Parallel 49.” – Malcolm Parry, The Vancouver Sun
“It’s always exciting to see a new craft beer maker pop up in Vancouver; it’s even more exciting to see a brewery push boundaries, take risks and create new and interesting flavour combinations. Expect to see bold choices coming from Parallel 49 in the future.” – Ryan Tessier, Vancity Buzz
“Having an understanding of the science of brewing has almost certainly enabled Parallel 49 to achieve consistency in its product, even with the brewery in a state of near-constant expansion.” – Jan Zeschky, The Province