‘Strange Fellows Brewing’ Marks End Of Winter’s Bleakness & The Return Of Spring


The GOODS from Strange Fellows Brewing

Vancouver, BC | Many of the Strange Days that we celebrate at Strange Fellows share a common thread…like the victory of good over evil, light over dark, the return of the sun… These basic reasons for revelry are central to both this month’s Strange Day: Carnival, & the show in the Charles Clark Gallery: Holi. Carnival is a joyful & colourful celebration of life, and Holi is a joyful and definitely colourful celebration of life and the victory of good over evil. Both mark the end of the bleakness of winter & the return of Spring…


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: To take pleasure in both the big & the small things in life.

Celebrated worldwide, Carnival is a joyous & colourful celebration of life that inspires us to appreciate every day (with a glass of beer).

– Celebrating March 10th through 16th –

On MARCH 13th come make merry with us and the one and only Carnival Band!
2-4pm | Masked revellers will receive a free beer!



by Kyla Bailey

Colourful indeed, this series of photographs captures the celebrants’ joy in this ancient festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil & heralds Spring.

“These images are from the Holi Festival in Jaipur, India. My friends and I were lucky enough to take part in the festival with a man who, upon meeting us, decided it would be safest for us to celebrate with his family. This helped us to really get an insider’s perspective of the festival.

I had wanted to go to India for years. I specifically wanted to experience the Holi festival in its traditional home. Part of human nature is to copy, adapt and appropriate ways of expression and ways of living from other cultures that make sense, and I wanted to show people here in Vancouver that there is more to the festival than just the throwing of paint. This tradition has its ancient roots alive in the people, their land and their ways of life. This festival is a beautiful expression of the people of India and their love for rebirth and the beginning of spring!

EXHIBITION March 2nd – 30th | RECEPTION March 9th 6-8PM



Belgian Style Wit

Brewed with the traditional ingredients of coriander seed & curacao orange peel, our Wit is silky-bodied, spicy & aromatic, & reminds us to celebrate both hte big & the small things in life.

AKA Witbier, Biere Blanche, Witte or White Beer, this style is descended from the medieval beer brewed in the regions of Belgium & the Netherlands where herbs & spices were used instead of hops to flavour & preserve the beer. This beer is intentionally hazy or “white” from the suspended yeast & wheat proteins.

Aroma: Spicy, orange, coriander
Character: Bright & refreshing
Colour: Light straw
Hops: Subdued
Yeast: Dual Belgian strains
Grain: Malted barley, un-malted wheat
Food: Our March Charcuterie Board (see below), Curries, Thai, Spicy flavours, Seafood, Lighter fare
ABV: 4.5%

Available on tap, Growler fills, 473ml cans



“Old World Inspired – West Coast Crafted”
rings true with this month’s board which is inspired by traditional Belgian specialties, sourced from some amazing local cheese, chocolate & charcuterie artisans.

Mt.Lehman Cheese & Strange Fellows collaboration

Mildly tangy & creamy

Black Forest Deli

Black Forest Deli

Le Meadow’s Pantry


Beta 5

Housemade yeasted


March 5th
Saturday Night Casks!
@ the Victoria Public Market
Victoria Craft Beer Week

March 6th
Craft Beer Cocktails
@ the Drake
Victoria Craft Beer Week

March 8th
Pucker Up!
A Sour Beer showcase
@ the Churchill
Victoria Craft Beer Week

March 13th
Carnival celebration with the Carnival Band
@ Strange Fellows

March 24th
Pin event @ Brickworks Public House
Whistler, BC

March 25th-27th
Easter Egg Painting
@ Strange Fellows


PILSNER German Style Pilsner – malty, herbal, dry & bitter – what more could you want?
BLACKMAIL Milk Stout – rich & velvety goodness
GRISETTE Table Saison – mildly sour & complex
BAYARD Farmhouse Saison – Wild by Nature
NOCTURNUM Dark IPA – keeps evil at bay
TALISMAN Pale Ale – our golden India session ale
JONGLEUR Wit – celebrate the simple things in life

-coming soon …

DRY-HOPPED SOUR – tropical, on tap mid-month
GOLDILOX – fruity & spicy, on tap mid-month



1345 Clark Drive | Vancouver, BC | V5L 3K9
Telephone: 604-215-0092  |  Email: info [at] strangefellowsbrewing.com
Web: www.strangefellowsbrewing.com | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
Winter Hours: Mon-Thurs 2pm to 11pm & Fri-Sun 12pm to 11pm


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The People


Strange Fellows: Aaron Jonckheere & Iain Hill
Fellow About Town/Sales: Nick Black
Fellow in the Room/Bar Manager: Kayin Fields

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.



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

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