VANCOUVER, BC – As the craft brewing industry has continued to explode in B.C., East Vancouver has become one of the hotbeds for new brewery openings – so many that the area has earned the nickname “Yeast Van”. And the newest addition to that neighbourhood is Strange Fellows Brewing, which opened its doors to the public earlier this week.
Founded by Aaron Jonckheere and Iain Hill (ex-Yaletown Brewing), Strange Fellows is one of the larger new breweries in the area, with 9000 square feet and a 30 hectolitre brewhouse, and has a brewing program that will be focused heavily on Belgian-style ales, sours and barrel-aged beers, although other styles will be represented as well.
For its launch, the brewery had four beers available – Bayard, a traditional European Saison; Talisman, a dry-hopped pale ale; Nocturnum, a dark IPA; and Jongleur, a Belgian Witbier – with many more planned to follow.
For more details, see the recent Strange Fellows profile on the CAMRA Vancouver website, as well as the brewery’s own Facebook page and Twitter feed.