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A Vancouver brewery will turn into a creepy haunted house filled with blood- (and beer-) thirsty ghosts

Get ready for beer and boos.
East Vancouver's Strange Fellows Brewing is putting up an eerie haunted house for the first time this Halloween, running Oct. 27-31, 2023. Photo taken during Christmas Krampus-themed event.

A local brewery is getting into the spooky spirits (rather, it will be overrun by them) this year. 

Beer- and blood-thirsty ghosts will descend upon East Vancouver's award-winning Strange Fellows Brewing as the local brewery turns into the Dead Fellows Haunted Brewhouse just in time for Halloween. 

This is the brewery's first time putting on a haunted house, and its tragic (and creative) backstory will give you chills.

"Seeking revenge for their untimely deaths, a party of brewers who died in a tragic accident on these grounds have returned from the dead to make beer for their friends from the other side who have a taste for beer with lots of 'body'," tells the brewery's haunted house page. 

The aforementioned tragic incident borrows from Vancouver's history at a time when Main Street featured a bridge over False Creek. The fictitious tale of the brewery's ghosts goes like this: "Prior to 1917, False Creek extended East to where Clark Drive and Strange Fellows Brewing stand today and was crossed by bridges connecting the farmland and industrial areas on the South side with downtown on the North. In October 1899 the East bridge collapsed, sending everyone on it to their deaths. Nine people died, including a team of Brewers who were en route to deliver beer to Gassy Jack’s saloon in Gastown," the page reads. 

The eerie haunted experience will take place Oct. 27 through Oct. 31 and visitors can embark on a self-guided tour through the brewhouse filled with thrills and frights and beer. 

"Dead Fellows" will run its regular haunt from 5-10 p.m. on each day and will be open to family-friendly visits between noon and 4:30 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 28) and Sunday (Oct. 29).

Tickets are available online and start at $27.50 without beer and at $30 with beer. 


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