Parallel 49 Pairs With Merchant’s On Commercial Dr. For A Month-Long Oyster Fest


The GOODS from Parallel 49 Brewing Co.

Vancouver, BC | With West Coast oysters back in season, Parallel 49 Brewing Company is partnering with Merchant’s Oyster Bar and Sawmill Bay Shellfish for a month-long Oyster Fest. From September 22nd to October 22nd, stop by Merchant’s Oyster Bar at 1590 Commercial Drive for $1 oysters and a $3 12 oz. Craft Lager. The first weekend of Oyster Fest will see Steve and Linda Pocock from Sawmill Bay Shellfish shucking oysters with the Merchant’s Oyster Bar staff. Parallel 49 Brewing Company will also be releasing a limited edition Oyster Stout to commemorate the end of Oyster Fest once the month has wrapped.

The province’s recent weather change is making West Coast oysters safe to eat raw again. Sawmill Bay Shellfish, one of the most authentic independent shellfish companies in B.C, will provide all oysters served at Oyster Fest.

“We’re very happy to be partnering with our friends at Merchant’s Oyster Bar and Sawmill Bay Shellfish for Oyster Fest,” said Graham With, Head Brewmaster at Parallel 49 Brewing Company.

The Oyster Stout will recreate the oyster flavour without containing any oysters. Developed by Parallel 49 Brewing Company Head Brewmaster Graham With, the beer will be available in limited quantities at Parallel 49 Brewing Company’s tasting room and at Merchant’s Oyster Bar. The Oyster Stout will be released at the end of Oyster Fest.

“We’re always looking for unique flavours to add to our brews,” said With. “It’s all about trying new things and creating something that’s fresh and original.”

Stop by Merchant’s Oyster Bar from September 22nd to October 22nd for buck-a-shuck oysters and $3 12oz. Craft Lagers from Parallel 49 Brewing Company. For more information about Parallel 49 Brewing Company, please visit:



1950 Triumph St. Vancouver, B.C. V5L 1K5
Telephone: 604-558-2739
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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 highest quality craft beers in B.C. With a successful first year and high achievements at last year’s Canadian Brewing Awards, Parallel 49 has recently expanded their sales into the Prairie Provinces as well as Ontario and the U.S. Their unusual but fun and cheeky named brews have become wildly popular among craft beer enthusiasts who enjoy their year round brews including Hoparazzi, Gypsy Tears Ruby Ale and Old Boy. In addition, Parallel 49 offers a variety of highly anticipated seasonal beers including watermelon infused Seedspitter, pumpkin Oktoberfest Schadenfreude, Ugly Sweater Milk Stout, and many others.

Visit Parallel 49’s East Vancouver tasting room and liquor stores across the lower mainland to purchase 12 and 6 pack bottles. Growlers are also available for purchase at the brewery. For more information on their latest brews visit the website here.

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

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