Main St. Brewing hosts a ninth anniversary blowout, Susu lands a new location, Fanny Bay hops across the bridge

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      Need something to distract you from the heat as summer finally takes hold of the city? We’ve got suggestions for getting you out of the house. So turn off the Uline Power Breezer® Misting Fan fan, or crawl out of the Kodama ice bath, and get outside. (Seriously, sometimes you need to leave the house, condo, or East Van basement suite. Especially when it starts to feel like an EZ-BAKE Oven.)

      Don’t forget that you’ve got an obligation to start every interaction for the foreseeable future with “Hot enough for you?”, even if you already know the answer.

      Main St. celebrates Garage Series and a b-day

      Main St. Brewing celebrates nine years in Vancouver today with a party starting at 3pm at its Brewery Creek location. In addition to tours of the brewery’s heritage building at 261 East 7th Avenue, expect music by DJ Glyndor, and by-donation beer tastings (Naked Fox and Hazy Chain IPAs, Hula Hula Tropical Sour, Secret Krush Lager, and Tunnerman’s cask ales).

      Spotlighted will be the release of Main St. Brewing’s latest Garage Series of barrel-aged beers: Brett Pale Ale, Piquette-Style Ale made with pinot noir pomace, and the award-winning Golden Apricot & Noyaux Sour made with organic BC apricots. (All three will be available for purchase in 500-ml bottles, with the Golden Apricot also coming in 1.5-ml Champagne bottles.) Proceeds from the tasting will go towards the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. 

      Main St. Brewing Ninth Anniversary Party

      Where: 261 East 7th Avenue

      When: July 6, 3-6pm


      Instagram: @mainstreetbeer

      Susu bounces back

      It hasn’t taken Bar Susu long to pivot after a fire at its 209 East 6th Avenue on June 27. The award-winning wine bar, from the Boxset team behind Published, will resurface as a pop-up tomorrow inside Novella Coffee Bar on Main. (Vignette previously occupied the spot). On offer will be food from chef Marc Marayag, cocktails, and, of course, wine. The temporary location will run seven days a week from 5pm to late. In some ways Bar Susu is going back to its roots, as it started out as a pop-up before moving into a physical location. In announcing the pivot, Boxset’s Cody Allmin said, “After trying to brainstorm a bunch of ideas for what to do while repairs are being completed, we realized it was only natural for Bar Susu to pop-up once again, albeit temporarily.”

      Bar Susu

      Where: 2650 Main Street

      When: July 7 onward


      Instagram: @bar_susu

      Fanny Bay and North Point pop up at Artigiano  

      Continuing with the pop-up theme, Caffe Artigiano on the North Shore will be turning its Edgemont Village patio over to North Point Brewing Co. and Fanny Bay Oyster Bar & Shellfish Market this July and August. As part of the Artigiano Summer Series, an Oysters Pop-Up on July 20 will spotlight fresh tide-to-table bivalves and craft beer. Then Fanny Bay, North Point, and Artigiano turn their attention east on August 24 for the Lobster Roll Pop-Up. A limited number or reservations for both events, which will include live music, are available at the Artigiano website, with evenings including a complimentary cocktail. Getting an after-dinner coffee will, presumably, not be a problem.

      Artigiano Summer Series

      Where: 3154 Highland Blvd.

      When: July 20, August 24


      Instagram: @caffeartigiano