Strathcona Beer Company Launches Releases at Hart House Brewmaster’s Dinner

If you like beer and have not yet been to the Hart House Restaurant in Burnaby, here is a great chance to enjoy new beer releases and top notch food.  Here is the press release about the dinner which is on Friday, March 22, 2019.

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On Friday, March 22 2019 the Strathcona Beer Company will introduce its spring releases at a Brewmaster’s Dinner hosted by Burnaby’s Hart House Restaurant. The dinner will give guests a chance to taste the new crop of locally made beers paired with outstanding Pacific Northwest cuisine.
Strathcona is all about celebrating the local and homegrown. Based in Vancouver’s Strathcona neighbourhood, the brewery creates top-quality craft beer, but it also promotes social development and sees itself as a positive part of a vital community. Strathcona Brewmaster and founding partner Michael “Fezz” Nazarec will be on hand at the dinner to comment on Strathcona’s new releases, which will be paired with a menu designed by Hart House Chef Mike Genest. The evening’s cuisine will emphasize local ingredients that complement the BC craft beers.

Canapé Reception
Beach Lemon Mandarin Radler
One
Dungeness Crab & Scallop Fritter
Preserved Lemon Aioli
Premium Pilsner
Two
Smoked Veal Tongue “Reuben”
Bone Marrow Focaccia, Beer-Braised Onions, Emmental Cheese, Pickled Mustard Seeds, Mustard Greens
All That And Then Some Pale Ale
Three
Seared Sturgeon + Curried Sturgeon & Potato Samosa Duo
Charred Pineapple & Passionfruit Chutney, Curried Crème Fraiche
Get Down On It India Pale Ale
Four
Beer-Braised Lamb Breast
Barley Risotto, Root Vegetables, Black Garlic Braising Jus
Headbanger Triple India Pale Ale
Five
Dark Chocolate Ganache
Beer-Soaked Cherries, Cherry Gel, Crème Fraiche Cremeux, Cherry Tuille
Love Buzz Cherry Sour Berliner Weisse

Tickets for the event are $78 per person, or $71 per person for groups of 6 or more.
They may be purchased online.

Strathcona Beer Company Brewmaster’s Dinner at Hart House
Friday, March 22 2019

$78 per person including taxes and gratuities
Groups of 6 or more $71 per person

Hart House Restaurant at Deer Lake
6664 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby

The Grand Opening at Tap & Barrel

Tap and Barrel main floor

Tap and Barrel main floor

This past week was the grand opening of Tap & Barrel in the Athletes Village area in Vancouver (that is just west and south of the Main Street Skytrain station).  The event was hosted by City TV’s Dawn Chubai with guest speaker and ribbon cutter Vancouver City Councillor Raymond Louie.

The venue has two levels and is waterfront situated, with a superb view of downtown and BC Place Stadium.  The Tap & Barrel has a patio on the main level and a balcony overlooking the downtown on the upper level. The main level is maybe more high energy with many large screen TVs showing sporting events, 23 beers on tap, and more by the bottle. If you prefer a bit more quiet time, go to the 2nd floor and enjoy the Barrel level, which has 6 white wines and 7 red wines on tap.  I did sample from both the beer and the wine levels.  On the beer side, I tried the Whiskey Jack Ale and for wine, the Blasted Church Hatfield’s Fuse (Chardonnay, Viognier blend).  While beer by the glass is common, having more than 1 house red and white wine is usually not available.  I like having the choice of wines to sip by the glass. Tap & Barrel also provides you with the option of 6oz or 9oz pours, or a full bottle (750ml). The wines are quality BC wines. Besides Blasted Church, you can also sample:

  • Le Vieux Pin,
  • Laughing Stock,
  • Nichol Vineyards,
  • Summerhill,
  • Okanagan Crush Pad (Haywire), and more.

On the beer side, all are BC brewed, and include 5 Lagers, 5 Ales, 4 Pale Ales, 3 Bitters, 4 Wheat Ales, and 2 Stouts/Porters on tap.  Besides all the tipple, there is also a selection of food items for you.  We had nibbles of their fish & chips (the tartar sauce is really good. It has a fair amount of horseradish in it), pretzels, burgers and pizzas. Things you would expect from a pub.

I think it would be a fun place to get together with friends after work, or when we have some nice sunny days (I know that might not be for a while now with our rainy season).  Probably fun too for upcoming Christmas parties!  Enjoy the pictures from the event.

Tap and Barrel upper floor balcony view

Tap and Barrel upper floor balcony view

Whiskey Jack Ale

Whiskey Jack Ale

Fish and chips

Fish and chips

Barrels of wine

Barrels of wine

2 kinds of pretzels with moustard

2 kinds of pretzels with mustard