In this episode, Aaron visits Luppolo Brewing in Vancouver, BC.
Back in 2016 a new brewery opened up in Vancouver with something a bit different to offer.
Located in the neighbourhood of East Vancouver, also known in the craft beer community as “Yeast Van” is Luppolo Brewing. Vancouver’s East Side has a long historical connection with Italian culture: restaurants and cafés, delis, gelaterias, pizzerias, and — thanks to this brewery — craft beer!
Luppolo (pronounced loop-o-lo) is Italian for “hops,” one of the core ingredients in beer. The brewery chose this name to reflect the Italian heritage of two of its owners and to embrace the concepts of craftsmanship, community and family, values they feel are closely associated with Italian culture. The brewery’s branding is both elegant and playful, and the tasting room’s decor is attractive and welcoming.
The brewery’s own kitchen offers a variety of Italian aperitivo (appetizers), including a selection of Italian cured meats and cheeses, antipasti, salads and focaccia. Luppolo has also partnered with Mordimi, an authentic Italian pizzeria that now operates at the brewery, so you can get fantastic pizza there, too.
A patio was added during the pandemic, allowing for patrons to be served outside. Luppolo is also a partner in BeerVan, a collective of small family-owned Vancouver craft breweries and beverage producers working together to deliver their products locally. You can also do take out – walk in, call in, or order online (pizza and beer).
Aaron sat down with brewer and co-owner Ryan Parfitt.
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