My friends take me to the coolest breweries. We made a stop at Luppolo Brewing Company in East Vancouver. Luppolo means hops in Italian, thus the name. They were inspired by the values associated with Italian culture – quality, craftsmanship, community and family. This really fit with what they’re trying to create at their brewery.
There are tons of tables inside the tasting room. For a Sunday evening, this place was almost full.
I got a beer flight and as usual I ask them for their recommendation of beers that are light and not as hoppy.
One of my favourites was the New World Sour. You can taste the notes of grapefruit and other citrus fruits.
Another one that I enjoyed was the Dunkleweizen, which is a German style dark wheat beer has a silky mouth feel with hints of banana and clove that compliment the light roast malt character. Subtly sweet and surprisingly refreshing.
Saison was on my list too. Always a great light bodied, fresh and crisp beer. Super easy to drink with minimal hoppiness.
Antipasto Platter comes with Grana Padano, marinated peppers, eggplant, olives, and artichokes served with bread.
We all nibbled on this as we all drank out flights and pints.
We Rate Luppolo Brewing Company:
1123 Venables Street, Vancouver