Mount Pleasant—Faculty Brewing Co. is Vancouver's newest and latest craft brewery opened just in time for the end of summer and located across the street from Olympic Village neighbourhood.
The seven-barrel, 1450 square foot operation features six fermentors and six beer tanks in addition to the thirty-seats tasting room all cozily situated within the small brewery's confines producing their starting four rotating/seasonal taps.
1) 107 blonde ale: A fairly crisp and clean tasting ale, the blonde was a refreshingly golden beverage.
2) 241 Minzeweizen (mint hefeweisen): So far my favourite, it was a nice light, minty wheat beer perfect for lounging and summertime moods.
3) 408 Chihook pale ale: This was a fairly standard and friendly pale ale. Evidently, the it was so popular, they ran out before a new batch was ready (and was temporarily replaced with a Four Winds IPA guest tap).
4) 710 oaked stout: I found this strong stout fairly bold, appealing, and full of the usually pleasant oak notes.
On a return visit, their new 305 saison was a nice, light entry point into saisons with a crisp, fruity taste and hint of spice.
Owners Alicia Medina and Mauricio Lozano, the brewery architect and head brewer, are aiming to run Faculty as an entry-level, "open-source" brewery full of collaboration and learning in mind for the casual beer drinker.
Faculty is already very appealing and holds even more promise and potential in the nano-brewery market with a great, central location, window view, and affinity from avid cyclists in the neighbourhood.
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