Reynard Oud Bruin – Strange Fellows Brewing

From Strange Fellows Brewing in Vancouver comes their latest barrel aged beer “Reynard Oud Bruin”. The beer pours a brown colour with a tan head. The aroma consists of cherry, dark fruits, vanilla, oak, leather, tartness, vinegar and some sweetness. The flavour is of lots of oak, cherry, dark fruits, toffee, caramel, earth, tart and vinegar. The beer comes in at 6.5% alcohol. Iain Hill is well know in the local beer scene for making a great Oud Bruin and now it is available in all its glory in Bottles. Get out and buy a few for yourself. You will not regret the purchase!

Commercial Description:  Both villain & hero of the story, Fox is the quintessential trickster, exposing foolishness & greed with an irreverent flick of his tail. Not caring a fig what society thinks, he disobeys convention to satisfy his desires, often unveiling the truth along the way. This classic Flemish style beer, with its sweet & sour character is a tribute to fox’s duality. Aging for one year in French Oak barrels lends a subtle woody vanilla note to this tart, cherry-like brown ale.

Food pairing as per brewery: Earthy cheese, vinegary salad, Moules Frites, Carbonnade Flamande, Dessert…



Reynard Bière de Garde – Strange Fellows Brewing

From Strange Fellows Brewing Company in East Vancouver comes their “Reynard Bière de Garde” a French Style Saison.  The beer pours a straw yellow colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of malts, lemon, spices and yeast.  The flavour is of malts, big yeast notes, banana, lemon, citrus rind, some spices and mild hops bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.2%.

Commercial Description:  Life is nothing without sharing.  Laughter, a good story or even your favourite beer are all better in the company of others.  This is definitely the case with our Bière de Garde, a farmhouse ale from Northern France. Traditionally made in the winter or spring for the coming summer, our de Garde has a straw-like colour, slight spice and a dry finish.  It’s name literally means “beer for keeping” but why not share it with a friend?

Food Pairing as per brewery: Cheese