GOODS from Strange Fellows
Vancouver, BC | Not sure if you’ve been naughty or nice this year, and worried that you might get a visit from Krampus this Krampusnacht? In the spirit of St. Nick, we’ll reward the nice with delicious seasonal beer*, while the naughty will have to answer to Krampus. Join us Tuesday, December 5th from 6-8pm for Photos with Krampus**, and you can plead your case to Krampus himself.
**Photos by donation to the Vancouver Food Bank (non-perishable food items OR cash donations accepted)
A little primer for those who’ve never heard of Krampus: While St Nick brings gifts for the nice children, his fearful sidekick Krampus – with his horns, cloven hooves and long devilish tongue – comes for the naughty. Instead of bringing treats, Krampus whips the naughty children with a switch, and takes the very bad away in his sack. Let’s hope that everyone’s been nice this year!
He was covered in fur from his head to his foot, the colour of midnight, the colour of soot. A bundle was squirming, slung over his back, & he looked like a thief, sneaking off with his sack. His eyes were like embers, glowing fierce in the night – I froze in the shadows to hide from his sight! A bundle of branches held tight in his fist, reminded me that this was no happy tryst. He had cloven hooves & a serpentine tail, my shameful behavior he was here to wassail. He was wickedly bad, an evil old devil, & I cringed when I saw him, his being so dreadful. The glint in his eye & the nod of his head soon gave me to know I had plenty to dread.
*To appease Krampus, we brewed a beer in his honour: KRAMPUS Abbey Dubble
Aroma: Spicy & malty
Character: Warming – with a sweet start & soft, dry finish
Flavour: Hints of cherry, dark chocolate & black pepper
Food: Red meat, washed-rind cheese, Swiss milk chocolate
Strange Fellows is an East Vancouver craft brewery inspired by tradition and creativity that celebrates the strange and extraordinary. We invite you to celebrate our community with us each month as we observe a different Strange Day, inspired by obscure superstitions and folklore from around the world.
1345 Clark Drive | Vancouver, BC | V5L 3K9
Telephone: 604-215-0092 | Email: info [at] strangefellowsbrewing.com
Web: www.strangefellowsbrewing.com | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
Open Every Day 12pm – 11pm
Strange Fellows: Aaron Jonckheere & Iain Hill
Fellow About Town/Sales: Nick Black
Fellow in the Room/Bar Manager: Aaron Jonckheere
Strange Fellows Brewing is the creation of Iain Hill & Aaron Jonckheere, erstwhile strangers who each dreamed of starting A brewery. When a mutual friend decided they should meet, little did they know this would be the first step they would take toward realizing their common dream.
Iain is a craftsman who takes great interest in life’s details. An award-winning brewer with over 20 years experience, he is compelled to create beer that is unique & rooted in authenticity. As a pioneer of BC’s craft brewing industry, Iain has achieved many firsts , but the need to start his own BREWERY grew stronger over the years. He had always been INSPIRED to have a place where he could create the beer he dreamed of, so when BY chance he met Aaron, he was ready.
Aaron is a daydreamer & wanderer with a keen interest in the TRADITION & CREATIVITY of craft brewing. Exposure to great beer by way of his Belgian heritage, & being a third-generation home brewer himself, provided the desire THAT GOES with starting a brewery. He was just missing a brewing partner to do it with. So Aaron followed his vision to create a place that would make the beer he loved to drink. And on a cold winter day, his path led to Iain.
Iain & Aaron don’t always see eye-to-eye, but BEYOND their differences they do agree on what they want to make: Beer inspired by THE Old World, but brewed right here on the West Coast. Far from ORDINARY, these two strangers have gone from daydreaming to creating the brewery they are proud of. When you drink a glass of Strange Fellows, you are sharing in their commitment TO unique & unapologetic beer, crafted for those who aren’t afraid to stand out in the crowd & CELEBRATE THAT WHICH IS STRANGE.
ABOUT STRANGE FELLOWS
Old World Inspired – West Coast Crafted
We are an East Vancouver craft brewery inspired by tradition and creativity that goes beyond the ordinary to celebrate that which is strange* and extraordinary.
The beer we make is influenced by both old world traditions and West coast ingenuity and often inspired by seasonal ingredients. Our barrel programme promises unique aged beers and we have a bit of a thing for sour beer.
Our Tasting Room is open daily for growler fills and gathering with friends. We offer an ever-changing selection of beer as well as tasty locally sourced grub to go with.
Our beer is on tap at many fine drinking establishments and restaurants, and our packaged product in private liquor stores around town.
Tucked in alongside the Tasting Room, the Charles Clark Gallery is a venue for artists to share their vision with exhibits changing monthly.
We invite you to celebrate with us each month as we observe a different Strange Day, inspired by obscure superstitions and folklore from around the world.
* We define strange as unique, unexpected or extraordinary