THE HISTORY OF HASTINGS MILL & BREWHOUSE
OVER 100 YEARS
THE VANCOUVER JAZZ CLUB
Although currently known as Pat’s Pub, the pub was originally known as The Patricia Café. Established in 1914 The Patricia Café was run by Will Bowman and was one of Vancouver’s jazz hotspots at the time. Pat’s Pub is thick with jazz history; some of the musicians who played at the Patricia Café at the time were influential in the transition between ragtime and jazz piano styles. Most notably is Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton who at the age of 28 made Vancouver his home during August 1919 thru to January 1921. During his time in Vancouver “Jelly Roll” Morton performed in the Patricia Café as well as roomed in the Patricia Hotel. To this day the Pub’s original wood floor exists as a reminder of its history.
Other notable musicians and entertainers who have performed in the Patricia Café include Aruthur Daniels, Oscar Holden, Ada “Bricktop” Smith, Leo Bailey, Ralph Love, Billy Hoy, and Lillian Rose.
Pat’s Pub is re-establishing its name on the local music scene. It is home to the outstanding Jazz @ The Pat Saturday afternoon sessions as well as Indie-Rock/Pop shows most Friday and Saturday nights, featuring bands from near and afar.
For a fabulous history lesson on the Pat’s Pub & BrewHouse neighbourhood (Strathcona), check out History Walks in Vancouver with James Johnstone.
CRAFT BREWING AT ITS BEST!
Hastings Mill Brewing Company is named after the sawmill that was located at the foot of Dunlevy at the turn of the 19th century. Originally opened in 1867 as Stamp’s Mill, the mill was later renamed Hastings Mill in 1870 and was the cornerstone around which the settlement of what would eventually become Vancouver was situated. Locals shopped at the Hastings Mill General Store (museum now located in Point Grey, Vancouver), children attended the Hastings Mill School and the mill itself – one of the only buildings to survive the great fire in 1886 – was a valuable part of the local economy until its closure in the 1920s.
Thalia Stopa from Scout Magazine stopped by our newly-rebranded brewery recently and took time to sample our 6 taps of house-brewed beer. She deemed our Strawberry Honey Hefeweizen her favourite (good choice!)
While the name of our brewery may have changed from Pat’s Pub to Hastings Mill Brewing Company, we are still very much the same friendly pub brewery we’ve been hailed as from the start. As Stopa notes, “In true pub fashion, Pat’s ambience comes as much from regular patrons as its unpretentious anti-aesthetic, independent spirit and heart.”
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PREMIUM BEER BREWING
HASTINGS MILL BREWING
Our beers stand out from the rest of the crowd, thanks to a few unique features.
01. NO ADDITIVES
We don’t use any preservatives, additives or chemicals that you would find in conventional beers
02. PREMIUM MALTS & HOPS
We use only premium malts and 3 hop varieties for our lager
03. LIMITED INGREDIENTS
Our beers contain only hops, barley malt, yeast and filtered water
04. SMALL BATCH BREWING
We brew in small batches to guarantee quality and precision
05. RESTING THE LAGER
We allow the lager to rest in condition vessels for at least four weeks to ensure superior taste
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HASTINGS MILL BREWING COMPANY’S BREWS
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