The GOODS from Strange Fellows Brewing
Vancouver, BC | As a sort of good luck charm, each year the townsfolk of Mons, Belgium re-enact the notorious good-vs-evil battle between St. George and the Dragon. On Thursday, May 26th, we’ll celebrate this superstitious tradition with a LIVE PAINTING PARTY. Join us for a beer and watch local artists battle it out in black and white. A silent auction of the finished artwork will follow, with partial proceeds going to Gallery Gachet. 7pm to 10pm. (Auction will close 6pm Sunday, May 29th)
La Ducasse: The good luck charms of some are small enough to fit in a pocket or wear around the neck. Other charms are bigger, like the one that characterizes the tiny village of Mons, Belgium. Each year, the townsfolk re-enact the notorious battle between good & evil, with St George astride his horse, valiantly battling the Dragon. First performed in 1349 to cure the village of the Black Death, this charm obviously works, as the town has not suffered from the Plague since.
If you have a dragon to slay, make the act more enjoyable with a beer inspired by the triumph of good over evil – Guardian White IPA.
Strange Fellows is an East Vancouver craft brewery inspired by tradition and creativity that goes beyond the ordinary to celebrate that which is strange* and extraordinary. 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.
Gallery Gachet is a unique artist-run centre located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Built to empower participants as artists, administrators and curators, this collectively-run exhibition and studio space strives to provide a focal point for dialogue amongst outsider/dissident artists. Through artistic means, Gallery Gachet aims to demystify and challenge issues related to mental health and social marginalization in order to educate the public and promote social and economic justice.
Many thanks to OPUS Art Supplies for generously donating materials for this event.
1345 Clark Drive | Vancouver, BC | V5L 3K9
Telephone: 604-215-0092 | Email: info [at] strangefellowsbrewing.com
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Winter Hours: Mon-Thurs 2pm to 11pm & Fri-Sun 12pm to 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