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Vol. 2     No. 9                               CRAFT CHRONICLE                        August 31, 2016



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
  • Sept 6 - 15 New Rotating Handles
  • Sept 16 - 100 Days to Christmas! - Book your holiday party today
  • Sept 22 - Fall begins
  • Sept 22 – Oct 2 – Oktoberfest! - Enjoy our feature menu with German inspired foods and beer
  • Sept 27 - Strange Fellows Brewmaster’s Dinner - Get your tickets here
You can also check out our events page which is updated weekly for all the details.

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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 world.

$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 charity initiatives.

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Gelderman 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 sows.

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 hormones.

Try the Bavarian Schnitzel Sandwich from our Oktoberfest menu and taste the difference for yourself.  
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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 and Bavarian Schnitzel Sandwich.

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!


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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. 
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