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As we squeeze the last few weeks out of summer and say goodbye to
weekends at the beach or in the mountains, there are lots of
great things to look forward to. Be sure to check out the What’s on Tap section
for all of this month’s happenings.
We kick things off on the 6th with 15 new rotating handles,
including a new Community Brew, so make sure to check out the
line up next time you are in.
From September 22 to October 2 we celebrate the German festival
of Oktoberfest with a feature menu with some German style food
and a great line up of beers. We wrap up the festivities with a
party on the 30th and 1st complete with a
band and traditional dirndls for our team. So gather your friends
and come on down for a stein or two!
So bring on the cozy sweaters, pumpkin lattes and beers, and
let’s usher in fall with open arms! We are always looking for
ways to improve the CRAFT experience. If you have any feedback drop
us a line.
The CRAFT Team
Sept 5 - Labour Day – Join us for
brunch from 11am – 2pm
This non-profit organization helps families in need in our community.
Volunteers, called Vincentians, work in pairs and visit people and
families in their homes - whether their home be a hospital, prison or
institute - with the hope of lifting them from their poverty. St.
Vincent serves 140 countries with 1.5 million volunteers around the
$1 from every Granville Island Resting Beer Face sold will go to
support this great cause.
Want to know more about what we are doing at CRAFT? Check out our CRAFT
Cares page for more info on our ongoing sustainability and
Farms is a family owned farm in the beautiful Fraser Valley
at Abbotsford, B.C. Both Jerry and Audrey Gelderman grew up in
Abbotsford and enjoy working with animals and being outdoors. The
original farm site on Vye Rd. where Jerry and Audrey still currently
live, was purchased in 1978. Together they built a 100 sow farrow to
finish operation and over the past 30 years they have expanded to 500
The Gelderman family believes that to produce the best pork possible
it has to start with the pigs. Their pigs are raised in spacious pens
with natural light and ventilation and are fed a vegetable grain diet
with whey and raised without the use of antibiotics or growth
Try the Bavarian
Schnitzel Sandwich from our Oktoberfest menu and taste
the difference for yourself. (return to top)
In honour of this German festival which happens at the end of the
month, I am dedicating this edition to our Oktoberfest menu which
features German inspired food and beer including a Pork & Beer Bratwurst
I like to pair Erdinger Dunkel with the Bratwurst as the Dunkelweizen
lends a great malty backbone to help balance the acidity of the red
cabbage and the nuttiness will work well with the meat combinations
in the bratwurst. The high carbonation of the keg conditioned
ale will also help scrub your palate of the rich rosti potato.
Any of our German wheat beers go great with the Schnitzel sandwich as
this pairing is all about complimenting the in house made pretzel bun
with the bready flavours that come from the wheat in the beer -
(Weiss/Weizen = wheat). The fruity banana and bubblegum esters
should help balance the acidity of the shaved pickles and pickled
onions and the clove and coriander phenolics will add a bit more spice
to the overall dish.
So dust off your dirndls and lederhosen and make sure to take in the
Oktoberfest festivities. Prost!
Did you know that the four seasons are determined by shifting
sunlight and not heat! This is determined by how the earth orbits the
sun. September 22 marks the first day of fall, also known as the
Autumnal Equinox. (return to top)