TROPIC LIKE IT’S HOT: MAIN ST. BREWING BRINGS ITS SMASH HIT ‘HULA HULA TROPICAL MILKSHAKE SOUR’ BACK FOR ANOTHER AT-BAT
Sherbety Summer Slammer Returns to Main St., Local Stores Friday, March 4, Joins the Rotation at Vancouver Canadians Games at Nat Bailey Stadium in April
The team at Main St. Brewing is swinging for the fences and bringing its crowd-favourite Hula Hula Tropical Milkshake Sour back to the lineup at the Mount Pleasant brewery (261 E. 7th Ave.) on Friday, March 4 and adding the brew to the roster at Vancouver Canadians baseball games at Nat Bailey Stadium this spring and summer.
A Berliner Weisse-styled, sherbety slammer that goes deep at 5.4% ABV and 12 IBUs, Hula Hula Tropical Milkshake Sour conjures up flavours of a South Pacific-specific fruit basket full of fresh passionfruit, orange and guava with hints of hibiscus and vanilla and a subtle sour note.
Beyond returning to Main St. and local bars and restaurants like Langley’s The Barley Merchant Taproom and Kitchen and Townhall Langley, Vancouver’s Maxine’s Café & Bar, Browns Socialhouse Brentwood in Burnaby and Whistler’s Pizzeria Antico, Hula Hula will also join the Vancouver Canadians’ starting rotation at the ’Nat this season when the Toronto Blue Jays’ minor-league affiliate team hosts its official 2022 season home opener against the Eugene Emeralds on Tuesday, April 19.
Initially released in April 2021 as part of a four-beer, vacation-themed series, Hula Hula turned out to be the runaway smash hit of the summer and one of the most popular beers Main St. has produced since setting up shop in its heritage-building home in Mount Pleasant almost eight years ago.
“We were blown away by the response to this beer last year, so it was a no-brainer to bring it back again. The thirsty folk have spoken,” says Main St. Brewing Co-Owner Nigel Pike. “We’re also thrilled that we’ll be able to grab a hot dog, enjoy a couple pints of Hula and catch a Nooner at the ’Nat again this summer. After two seasons without baseball, we can’t wait to cheer on the boys again.”
Hula Hula Tropical Milkshake Sour will be available in the Main St. tap room and in 473-ml single cans and four-packs in its retail store next door starting this Friday, March 4 as well as at select BC Liquor stores and private stores such as Blackcomb Liquor Store in Whistler, Vancouver’s Brewery Creek Liquor Store and Broadway Liquor Store, and Outpost Liquor Store in Maple Ridge.
BORN TO BE MILD: MAIN ST. MARKS ‘MARCH MILDNESS’
This March, Main St. Head Brewer Azlan Graves is taking a cue from Seattle’s Machine House Brewery and hosting a month-long ‘March Mildness’ event that showcases and celebrates mild brews for true ale aficionados. Graves and his team will feature a rotating roster of milds including a now-available ‘Calm Before The Storm’ Dark Mild (3.8%/30 IBU), a ‘Yorky Mild’ (3.7%/14 IBU) collaboration with the team at Squamish’s Backcountry Brewing that will debut in mid-March, and guest milds from Main St.’s neighbours at Brassneck Brewery and Langley’s Smuggler’s Trail Caskworks available on hand-pull beer engines in the Main St. tap room while supplies last.
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ABOUT MAIN ST. BREWING | Tucked into an historic heritage building that was formerly the heart of the Vancouver brewing scene in the 1800s, Main St. has been producing offbeat, outside-the-box and unconventional beers since it was first launched in 2014. Much like the area it calls home, Main St. Brewing embraces tradition while testing boundaries and offers a tasting room, patio and retail store that tap into the spirit of a neighbourhood where creativity, eclectic characters and pride of place collide and connect in new and exciting ways. On Main St., everyone is welcome and everyone is embraced. Bend an elbow, lend an ear and raise a glass. | mainstreetbeer.ca
Main St. is also home to the Burgerland Smash Up, which serves freshly ground, organic & grass-fed BC beef and Impossible™ Smashburger creations inspired by beloved regional recipes from around the world Tuesdays through Sundays from noon to 8 p.m.
261 East Seventh Avenue, Vancouver BC V5T 0B8 | 604-336-7711 | Tap room and retail store open seven days a week from noon to 11 p.m. | Happy Hour Monday through Friday noon to 4 p.m. and Sundays 7 p.m. to close. Instagram: @mainstreetbeer | Facebook: /MainStreetBeer
Media release and images provided by JC Sorensen, Main St Brewing.