Fat Tuesday always falls on the day before Ash Wednesday; a day which signifies the beginning of a season of prayer and fasting observed by the Roman Catholic Church and many other Christian denominations which ends on Easter Sunday. The origin of the festival is believed to have come from the ancient Pagan custom of parading a fat ox through the town streets. Such Pagan holidays were filled with excessive eating, drinking and general bawdiness prior to a period of fasting. Today, the festival may not hold so strongly to its religious significance, but it remains a celebration of hedonistic pleasure for all who attend.
Come celebrate with us at Boundary Bay Brewery and indulge in some hedonistic pleasures of your own…even if it’s not because you’ll be fasting once the morning comes. Get your fill of special menu items like gumbo, blackened salmon sandwich and roast beef po’boy or enjoy your usual favorites (since we’ll always have our standard menu to choose from as well!). If you’re lucky, we might even have some of our special edition Imperial Porter left on tap to really celebrate Mardi Gras in style!
Last week, at the Boundary Bay Brewery Late Show, the Ian McFeron Band and Hoss got the crowd pumped up and shakin’ their rumps! See all the photos on the flickr page for our Late Show photographer, Paul Israel. Every Friday night, we feature the best of local and regional music at our Late Show which happens at 10:30 pm. This Friday, January 16th, The Sugar High Mustangs from good ole’ Bellingham and March of the Black Queen from Missoula, Montana are kickin’ off the weekend in style. For the latest updates on all our upcoming shows, check out the Boundary Bay Brewery Myspace page! (And you do know you can find us on Twitter, right?!?). Come hang out with us on Friday and grab a Cabin Fever while it’s still on tap. What better wayy to shine a little light on those winter blues and break your hibernation than by hitting up The Late Show this Friday at Boundary Bay.
Haven’t had quite enough of raucous nights out, great beer, and good times? Well, come down to Boundary Bay tonight and lose yourself in some local music. Wallpaper and 10 Killing Hands are rocking Boundary Bay Brewery tonight at our Late Show. Wallpaper hails from Auburn, WA and has been getting a lot of press recently. In a recent Spin.com article, Wallpaper’s sound was described as: “draw[ing] influence from the catchy pop of the early-Beatles, the lo-fi ruckus of the Breeders, and even the twangy melodies of bygone surf-rock bands like the Ventures. 10 Killing Hands, who hail from our own town of Bellingham, have been referred to as local heroes (in What’s Up magazine) and are well known for their bass-driven, electro-punk infused party anthems.