Like its name suggests, Strange Fellows Brewing keeps things weird—and we mean that in the best way possible. Just take a look at the brewery’s East Vancouver tasting room. From the lopsided signage to the papier-mâché animal heads to the backward lettering that spells out the brewery’s offerings behind the bar, the industrial, wood-infused space is equal parts warm and wacky. Strange Fellows even operates an in-house art space—the Charles Clark Gallery—which showcases monthly exhibits that coincide with the brewery’s celebratory Strange Days. Think performances, BBQs, and other events that justify gratuitous imbibing in the name of some arbitrary superstition from across the globe. Strange Fellows’ suds, of course, are just as offbeat: the Goldilox is an Old World–inspired Belgian strong with a sweet-spicy kick, while the Guardian White IPA straddles the line between a wit and an IPA in a way that should win over hopheads and neophytes alike. Our go-to, however, is the Talisman West Coast Pale Ale: a low-alcohol, dry-hopped beer, with refreshing hints of tropical fruit, that doesn’t overwhelm.