Written By Guest Writer Artisan / Edibles Dec 13, 2011 Spinnakers Artisan Crafted Vinegar SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub and Guesthouse's Paul Hadfield Before starting up Canada’s first licensed in-house brewpub over 20 years ago, Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub and Guesthouse owner, Paul Hadfield, was an architect. When reflecting upon his trailblazing accomplishments in the microbrew community, Hadfield fondly refers to his past profession, saying that “architects are taught not to escort conventional wisdom” – something he truly adheres to when coming up with new concepts for their innovative selection of artisanal products. Included in an impressive array of brew-inspired jellies, chocolates and baked goods, are Spinnakers vinegars. What has now grown into a well-developed collection, actually began by mistake. Hadfield recalls the day when he was cleaning out old bottles from his cellar and a scent of vinegar caught his attention. After some investigation, Hadfield discovered that the captivating aroma originated from a not-so-empty Hefeweisen bottle. Because Hefeweisen isn’t always on their menu, Hadfield decided to try his hand at making vinegars out of their more consistent beers and landed upon his first creation, the Scottish Malt Vinegar. This continues to be their most traditional tasting variety and is a great addition to the Brewpub’s popular fish and chips. Being as passionate about food as he is about beer, Hadfield and his team have come up with a number of vinegars that pair nicely with the pub’s locally inspired food. Their Mint Infused Malt Vinegar goes well with lamb and offers clean, bright acidic notes that bring out the flavour of the meat. The Indian Pale Ale Vinegar is a lighter variety, similar to white or rice wine vinegar, and is a nice citrusy addition to fresh oysters. Their floor vinegar is a top seller, and like balsamic vinegar, is served at tables with olive oil as a dip for focaccia bread. And if your meal’s acetic accompaniment turned out to be the star of the show, you can take a bottle (or two) home with you from their retail store, conveniently located at the front of their pub – true architectural brilliance. Artisan crafted vinegars for sale: Scottish Ale Malt Vinegar, India Pale Ale Malt Vinegar, Barley Wine Malt Vinegar, Mint Infused Malt Vinegar, Apple Cider Vinegar and Apple Cider, Belgian Abbey Ale Vinegar, Scottish Malt Vinegar, India Pale Ale Malt Vinegar and more depending seasonal availability. $7.95 – $8.95 per bottle Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub and Guesthouse: 308 Catherine Street Victoria, BC (250) 386-2739 www.spinnakers.com ArtisanEdiblesvinegar SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Artisan / Food / Food Shops March 14, 2014 Ten Years of True Grain Bread “The original Cowichan Bay Bakery and its Okanagan sister location celebrate a decade of baking made from freshly milled, local, organic ... Read More Artisan / Good For You / Health / One ingredient August 6, 2013 The Vinegar Lady Vinegar is one of the world’s most widely used condiments—every culture around the world utilizes the pantry staple. The Italians love their ... Read More Artisan / One ingredient / Vancouver July 19, 2013 Earnest Ice Cream: Vancouver’s Very Own A day without ice cream is a day wasted. At least that is how entrepreneurs Ben Earnst and Erica Bernardi of Vancouver’s Earnest Ice Cream feel. ... Read More Artisan / Food News / One ingredient June 10, 2013 Cheese of the Month June: Blossom’s Blue A little bit of blue cheese goes a long way. That’s the literal truth about Blossom’s Blue, an exceptional blue cheese made by Moonstruck Organic ... Read More Artisan / One ingredient April 29, 2013 Cheese of the Month May: Alpindon Eat is happy to announce we will be featuring one “Cheese of the month” article each month online. Expand your cheese tastes! ... Read More Artisan / Sustainability April 11, 2013 From Farm To Table: The Real Story If you’ve heard the term “farm-to-table”, it’s likely you have an idea what it means. There’s something to do with sunny days, farmers’ ... Read More Comments are closed.