Dear Friends, Family, Fellow Distillers, and Spirit Lovers,
We hope you are enjoying the start of summer. As the weather warms, we have several exciting announcements!
More Beer on Tap! – Wallflower Gin meets Steamworks Blueberry Hefeweizen this Friday and beyond
Our first beer collaborations with Storm Brewing, Powell Street Brewery, and Strange Fellows Brewing were a huge success. A big thank you to our amazing neighbors!
And so we continue our quest to combine two great warm-weather thirst quenchers: gin and beer. This time, our Wallflower gin is being mixed by Steamworks Brewing into their Blueberry Hefeweizen. The result is a light, fruity, deliciously pleasing summer beer. Please join us at the distillery for a glass of Blueberry Wallflower Hefeweizen starting tomorrow. If you are downtown, you can also enjoy a glass at the Steamworks Brewpub Brewery in Gastown while supplies last.
We plan to have a beer collaboration on tap at the distillery throughout the summer. Upcoming beers, already in the works, include:
Coal Harbour Brewing – Wallflower Gose – a wonderfully light, savory Coal Harbour Gose beer aged in Wallflower gin barrels. A perfect hot summer quencher.
Powell Street Brewing – Ode to Wallflower – Ode to Citra beer aged in Wallflower gin barrels, back due to popular demand and general deliciousness.
Steamworks Brewpub Brewery – East Van Oatmeal Milk Stout – Steamwork’s Outmeal Milk Stout aged in East Van aged vodka barrels. This one will sit for several months to increase its smooth creamy richness in time for the fall.
Many more beer ideas to come…
Fly with the Green Fairy: An Evening of Absinthe at Odd Society Distillery! Sunday, July 10th, 7-9 pm
Absinthe has a fascinating history. The green fairy, as it was sometimes known, was originally touted to cure everything from flatulence to anemia but was eventually banned in many countries due to beliefs about Absinthe’s hallucinatory, madness-inducing effects.
Please join us and learn the truth about absinthe and explore the delights of this spirit under the guidance of Guy Stowell. Odd Society is pleased to partner with Moonshine Tastings for this fun evening at the distillery. Tickets are $35 and include a welcome cocktail, five absinthe tastings and lots of stories. For tickets please go to the Moonshine Tastings website http://www.moonshinetastings.ca/next-event/
Spanish Pintxo Pop-up Bar with Chef Robin. Saturday, July 23rd at 12-3 pm. Come when you like!
If you haven’t heard of Swallow Tail, you’ve been missing out. Swallow Tail is a company run by Chef Robin that presents culinary delights in secret locations that are announced just prior to the event. Chef Robin is recently back from a three-month culinary research trip to Spain and returns with a wealth of Spanish inspired food creations as well as a new appreciation for the wonders of vermouth. Swallow Tail’s latest offering is a Pintxo lunch in the garden (location unknown) that includes Odd Society’s Bittersweet Vermouth.
A Pintxo is a snack from the Basque country in Northern Spain. It generally consists of a piece of crusty bread with fabulous toppings held together by a skewer. Pintxos appear at group gatherings where people stand together and snack, often with a glass of vermouth in hand.
Tickets are $10 and include a taster of Odd Society’s vermouth and a starter Pintxo. Extra Pintxos are $3-$5.Vermouth cocktails and sparkling wine are also available. Gordon from Odd Society will be on hand to talk about vermouth. For tickets and more information, please go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2564093
Whisky Cask Report
A big thank you to all cask owners who came out and tasted their whiskies on June 5th and June 12th. It is safe to say it was a success. By all accounts, the whisky is progressing as it should, and even better than expected. The first group of cask owners will have their whisky bottled next year in 2017. In the meantime, we are busy filling our own standard-sized bourbon barrels for the future and storing them offsite. We also have some interesting whisky announcements coming soon.
Distillery Store and Lounge Hours:
Thursday – Sunday 1:00 – closing (see below)
Thursday 3:00 – 10:00 PM (please note extended hours)
Friday 3:30 – 11:00 PM
Saturday 1:00 – 11:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 – 6:00 PM
Mon. to Wed. Closed