Chaos & Solace Craft Brewing Company – Chilliwack

Chaos & Solace Brewing Company has officially opened up in Chilliwack.  They are not as of yet running at full capacity though and are only open for 12oz glasses and tasting racks so take this as a soft opening at this point (July 4, 2016).


The tasting room is fully set up and looks amazing.  Wood and brick accents abound at every corner.  There is a sign out front encouraging you to bring in your own food to eat while you enjoy their beer or a few guest taps they have on currently.

At this point the brewery is only operating with their pilot batch system.  They have not been able to get their actual brewery up and running at this point but are working at it as fast as possible.  You can actually see the pilot system in front of the brewhouse in the photo below.  At this point the brewery only has their tasting room license so you can only consume 12oz per day per person but I am sure once they get the full brewery up and running they will probably go for their lounge license.


When I was there they had three beers of their own on tap and they are all solid choices.  It is well worth your visit if you are passing anywhere near downtown Chilliwack.

Chaos & Solace Craft Brewing Company
Chaos & Solace Craft Brewing Facebook
9360 Mill Street, Chilliwack

full sized photos

Strange Fellows Brewing – East Vancouver

It is official Strange Fellows Brewing in East Vancouver has opened their doors to the public!  With little fan fair the brewery opened up on December 17th, 2014.

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Hoping for a soft launch Aaron and Iain did not announce the opening date and time until 2:45pm on December 17th with an opening time of 3pm.  On top of this they did not personally use social media but informed 4 local bloggers one being me.  Until they get their lounge license they are only a tasting room.  This means that you can do samples of their beer or one 12oz glass.  Luckily you can also do growler fills which is really a must anyways.  The brewery has launched with 6 beers which is amazing!  The lineup is as follows Talisman (American Pale Ale), Jongleur (Witbier), Familiar (English Brown Ale), Jaune (Helles Lager), Boris Imperial Stout (Russian Imperial Stout) and Nocturnum (Dark IPA) all strange names to go with a strange brewery!

Many people will be familiar with my many construction updates from the brewery.  It would not be a compete post without showing what the brewery looks like at this point.  Things will be in flux in the brewery as new equipment can be purchased and installed but here is the current configuration.

Now that the brewery is open it is time for everyone to check out what may become their new favourite watering hole!

Here are my full sized photos from the grand opening.

Hours of operation (currently)
3pm-11pm Monday-Friday
12pm-11pm Saturday-Sunday

1345 Clark Drive
Vancouver, BC