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What does this playlist by Île Sauvage and Whistle Buoy have in common?

What does this playlist by Île Sauvage and Whistle Buoy have in common?

A restaurant without a well-curated playlist is downright boring. We’re lucky, then, that many Vancouver Island restaurants know how to put together a good mixtape. For this edition of The Playlist, Île Sauvage Brewing and Whistle Buoy Brewing give us this riddle-in-the-form-of-a-playlist, inspired by their latest collaborative beer.


Île Sauvage Brewing is known for their wild and sour beers, but there isn’t anything sour about the playlist they just dropped. These sweet, mellow tunes—put together in honour of their latest collab, a Berliner Weisse made with Shiro plums, which released last week—will have you whistlin’ the day away. (And if that isn’t an obvious hint as to what these songs have in common, well we can’t help you.)

So, how did the playlist come about? Stephane from Île Sauvage says, “We were de-pitting all of the local plums [for the beer] from Lifecycles, alongside the Whistle Buoy gentlemen, and I thought it would be fun to play songs that had a whistle solo. After we finished, I went home and scoured my music library for even more tunes. I pared them down [to the songs below], making this the ‘unofficial’ playlist of our collaboration.”

For your listening pleasure, courtesy of these two Victoria-based breweries, here is fifty-two minutes of excellent tunes blended into a free, blissful vacation for your ears. Like we said, nothing sour about this playlist.

Île Sauvage Brewing’s bright and modern tasting room. Photo: Île Sauvage

Île Sauvage x Whistle Buoy Playlist

“Two of Us” — The Beatles
“Young Folks ” — Peter Bjorn and John
“Home” — Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
“Goodbye Stranger” — Supertramp
“Jimmy Jazz” — The Clash
“A Kiss is Not a Contract” — Flight of the Conchords
“Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard” — Paul Simon
“(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” — Otis Redding
“Jealous Guy”— John Lennon
“La La Love You” — The Pixies
“Manifest” — Andrew Bird
“Patience” — Guns N’ Roses
“Always Look On the Bright Side of Life” — Monty Python

Listen to the Île Sauvage x Whistle Buoy playlist over on our Spotify account. It’s best paired with the Shiro Shiro beer, of course. On tap at the brewery now.

Île Sauvage
2960 Bridge St, Victoria

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