Strange Day #57 – September 21st, 2019
Join us at Strange Fellows Brewing on Saturday, September 21st, for our annual Hop Devil Hootenanny – a Brewer’s harvest celebration and salute to the Hop Devil.
Once again, it’s the time of the year that is so important for brewers – Harvest time – when the grains and hops they use to make beer all year are harvested. It’s time to give thanks for a good harvest and to drink to the health of the Hop Devil to help ensure a bountiful crop next year. The best way we could think to do this is to host a party featuring fresh-hopped and seasonal beers from a few of our friends.
Please join us for a festive harvest celebration, with fresh hop and seasonal beers, FREE corn on the cob, games and live music, all presided over by the guest of honour – the Hop Devil himself.
Corn Shuck 1-7pm (or until the corn runs out)
Live Music with the Still Creek String Band
Tacofino Food Truck 5-9pm
Beer, games & good company till 11pm
Inspired by the Belgian Hopduvel tradition, our Hop Devil Hootenanny celebrates the harvests that mean the most to us – hops and barley. Traditionally, Belgian hop farmers would create effigies of the “Hopduvel” – the personification of a storm that could destroy the hops crop before it was harvested – which they would parade and then burn to ensure a successful harvest for the next year.
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.
Special Beer Release:
Hop Devil Fresh Hop Kellerbier
Beer Type: Fresh hop Kellerbier
Aroma: Perfumy floral hop with soft malt sweetness
Character: Balanced between a herbal floral hop character and bright malt back ground
Colour: Opaque golden straw
Hops: Fresh Saaz from Pemberton Valley
Malt: Weyermann Bohemian Pilsner Malt
In a field of Fresh Hop beers populated mostly by IPAs and Pale Ales we decided to make a old world traditional lager. Bringing Fresh Hops to a Kellerbier is a bit like bringing a disco ball to a square dance. The soft malt sweetness of this beer is balanced by the bright perfume of Fresh Saaz hops grown by our friends at Myrtle Meadows farm in the Pemberton Valley.
Pairing: Chicken salad, seafood, Mexican