FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hop Devil Hootenanny at Strange Fellows Brewing
Strange Day #45 – September 22nd, 2018
VANCOUVER – Grab your partner and come on down to Strange Fellows Brewing on Saturday September 22nd, for the Hop Devil Hootenany – a Brewer’s harvest celebration and community dance. Families welcome.
Inspired by both the Belgian Hopduvel and the British Corn Mother traditions, our Hop Devil Hootenanny celebrates the harvests that mean the most to us – hops and barley. To ensure a successful harvest for the next year, Belgian hop farmers would parade and then burn effigies of the “Hopduvel” – the personification of a storm that could destroy the hops before they were harvested. Celtic Pagans believed that the spirit of the grain lived amongst the crops and would be made homeless upon harvest, so they wove decorative shapes from the last sheaves of harvested grain for the spirit to inhabit over the winter. After spending the winter upon the warm hearth the “Corn Mothers” would be plowed back into the ground come Spring.
So put on your dancing shoes, and bring your friends and family for a festive harvest celebration, with hoppy beers, FREE corn on the cob beer, and music and dancing courtesy of Professor Banjo, all presided over by the Hop Devil himself.
Corn Shuck 5pm until the corn runs out
Community Dance with Professor Banjo 7-9pm
Beer & good company till 11pm
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.