Postmark Brewing is another newcomer that opened only a few months ago in The Settlement Building in Vancouver’s Railtown neighbourhood. Sharing the space with Postmark is Belgard Kitchen offering a well-crafted dinner menu and a weekend brunch menu along with a daily fresh sheet each weekday for lunch that includes a series of rotating daily sandwich features. Head there for one of those features, their Porchetta sandwich paired with Postmark’s IPA dry-hopped with Citra and Simcoe hops.
This porchetta comes with deli-style sliced porchetta, chimichuri aioli, red onion, tomato and arugula on toasted artisan bread. It’s a bit different than what you may expect with thin slices of fatty flavourful porchetta that seem to melt in your mouth with crispy skin running throughout. The chimichuri aioli is bright and just classic with the porchetta flavour. The bread is simply spectacular and the arugula is just right. This porchetta sandwich goes in a slightly different direction, and it’s delicious.Postmark’s Citra and Simcoe Dry-hopped IPA makes a great companion to the porchetta sandwich, as the hop flavour from the Citra and Simcoe hops is great with the chimichuri aioli. The beer also has a clean finish from the dry-hopping to help with some of the residual fat from the porchetta. Postmark’s pretty lucky to share their tasting room with such an outstanding kitchen doing up fantastic food, and in turn so are we.So if you’re looking for something a little different in a porchetta sandwich paired with a nicely balance west coast IPA, then head to Postmark Brewing/Belgard Kitchen for This Sandwich and That Beer.Head to www.postmarkbrewing.com and www.belgardkitchen.com for more info. Follow them both on Twitter @PostmarkBrewing and @BelgardKitchen, and follow me @TSTB_Blog. Look for this and other Postmark brews on tap around Vancouver and head to the brewery to fill a growler to take home.Listen for my monthly feature Saturday Nov 29th on Just Here For The Beer radio on Team 1410AM in Vancouver at 12pm . Also look for my column in the BC Craft Beer News at your local craft beer focused private liquor store.