Because not every city and town in BC has a craft beer-focused liquor store like Victoria’s Cook St. Liquor, we want to bring the best craft beer—both domestic and imports—to every place in BC that doesn’t have access to all the amazing craft beer out there.

Every two weeks we’ll offer our latest Beer Mail package—12 different beers in 473ml tall cans—sent directly to your town. Prices and the beers offered every two weeks will vary, but the quality of the brew will be top-notch and your Beer Mail will be be packed carefully to arrive in excellent condition.

Example:

If you like a Beer Mail package offered below, order now, as we have limited quantities of all beers and each package is only offered for two weeks (or until it’s sold out). There is no obligation to join a club or commit to purchasing every offering, if you see one you like just click the Buy Now button. You’ll be able to quickly, easily and safely order from our secure, encrypted webstore.

Please note: Beer Mail orders can only be accepted from and sent to BC addresses. Orders must be placed during our hours of operation (10 am to 10 pm, 7 days a week), per liquor control and licensing terms and conditions.

Beer Mail 103: Embrace The Dark Side

Welcome to Beer Mail 103:  As a bit of an antithesis to the last Beer Mail we put together, this one focuses on some beers that aren’t afraid to give in to the dark side.

The first of these is a returning classic from south of the border, Alesmith Speedway Stout.  Coming in at a whopping 12% abv, this stout perfectly blends dark beer and coffee in a delicious package that isn’t for the feint of heart.

Next up we have a trio of beers from just across the strait in Vancouver.  Luppolo 6 Grain Imperial Stout and Powell Black Velvet Oatmeal Stout are both mid weight stouts with a m=smoother texture, while Slow Hand Tmavy Pivo is a Dark Lager that sits at the intersection of dark and light.

Neighbourhood also gets in on the action with their Dark Magic Milk Stout, a bewitching take on Horchata.  Not to be left out, our northern neighbours Yukon Brewing have released a brand new Black IPA, which brings a more roasty, smoky profile to a classic hoppy canvas.

The rest of the box offers a myriad of lighter things.  Bones Brewing contributes a new version of their Liquid State Imperial Sour, this time with Blueberries and Vanilla!

Rounding out the sour contingent we have a fresh batch of Luppolo’s New World Sour, and the second version of Beere’s collab with Pizza Coming Soon, a plum mandarin sour!

We’ve also just received another new brew from Beere, this time in a style that’s truly become their bread and butter.  Their latest “West Coast-ish” IPA, Velour Tracksuit is sure to please.

The last two beers in the box are returning favourites.  Four Winds Forbidden Fruit is a refreshing farmhouse ale with quince, and Superflux Coconuts is a tropical hazy treat!

We’re prepared to send this pack of 12 x 473ml box of craft beers to your door for $65.90Anywhere in BC!

We offer a flat shipping charge of $25 for Expedited Canada Post delivery anywhere in BC! (That’s you Haida Gwaii, Nelson, Prince Rupert, and others!)

FREE delivery to Victoria area addresses.

This box is available for a one-to-two weekish window, or until it’s designated as Sold-Out.

Please note: Beer Mail orders can only be accepted from BC addresses. Orders must be placed during our hours of operation (10 am to 10 pm, 7 days a week), per liquor control and licensing terms and conditions.

Local Delivery Schedule: Monday-Friday 12PM-5PM – no deliveries on Saturdays / Sundays.

  • Beere, Velour Tracksuit West Coast-ish IPA - 7.5% (North Vancouver, BC)
  • Beere, Comin Soon Pt. 2 Plum Crazy Sour - 5.9% (North Vancouver, BC)
  • Luppolo, New World Sour - 4.5% (Vancouver, BC)
  • Luppolo, Ombrosa 6 Grain Imperial Stout - 8% (Vancouver, BC)
  • Alesmith, Speedway Stout -12.0% (San Diego, CA)
  • Bones, Liquid State Imperial Sour w/ Blueberries + Vanilla - 9.5% (Victoria, BC)
  • Superflux, Coconuts Hazy IPA - 7% (Vancouver, BC)
  • Four Winds, Forgotten Fruit Farmhouse Ale w/ Quince - 5% (Delta, BC)
  • Powell, Black Velvet Oatmeal Stout - 7.2% (Vancouver, BC)
  • Neighbourhood, Dark Magic Horchata Milk Stout - 6.5% (Penticton, BC)
  • Slow Hand, Tmavy Pivo 13 Czech Dark Lager - 5.5% (Vancouver, BC)
  • Yukon Brewing, Black IPA - 6.2% (Whitehorse, YK)
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Beer Mail #102: Winter Hop-apalooza(Sold-out)

Welcome to Beer Mail 102: Winter Hop-apalooza!  With the weather getting colder it’s easy to get caught up in all of the delicious dark beer offerings that are rolling through the door, but …

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Beermail #99: September Sippers(Sold-out)

Welcome to Beermail #99!

We’re fast approaching the end of the summer season, but worry not – beermail is back with some absolute crackers to keep you in the sun…

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Beermail #98: Doubling Down(Sold-out)

Welcome to Beermail #98!

We’re back! Beat the heat with a healthy dose of refreshing summery brews to keep you quenched (and some heavy hitters thrown in for good meas…

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Wine Mail #30: Averill Creek August Feaure

“Averill Creek Vineyard is located in the heart of Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley, where the dry, temperate climate lends itself to all the hallmarks of cool climate viticulture. The unique combination of soil and aspect make it an ideal place for growing cool weather varietals.

The soil under Averill Creek is Royston-Qualicum (a blend of glacial sand and gravel). Sloped and well drained, it is perfect for viticulture.  A vertical shoot positioning system (Guyot) is used to allow for optimal photosynthesis, air circulation, and ripening.

While the Cowichan Valley is prone to long, dry summers, the southern aspect of the vineyard captures and holds heat making it several degrees warmer than the surrounding valley.

Averill Creek’s small-lot plantings of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Maréchal Foch, Foch Cabernet, Cabernet Libre, Merlot, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier are cared for by hand, and pruned to yield approximately 2.5 tons/acre. While some varietals can produce much more fruit, our yields are kept low to increase the quality of fruit harvested.” – Averill Creek Team

With their sharp, modern packaging change and the latest vintages of Somenos, and Joue Series of wines, it’s safe to say that Averill Creek has positioned themselves among the best on the Island.
The Somenos Gris & Pinot Noir are complex while approachable, balanced, premium wines.
The Joue Series of blended wines are like your favourite sauce, they go with anything and everything, or enjoyed on their own.

We’re offering the below 5 wines at a great price for the month of August, $2.00 OFF/bottle, and in our Wine Mail #30 package.

Prices are pre-tax & deposit.

Joue White, 12% $23.83

Structured, textured, and lightly saline, with precise layers of fruit. A clean, aromatic nose exudes white flower and fresh rain. The palate transitions from vibrancy to a softer, round mid-palate before culminating in a talcy, textural acidity.

“40% Pinot Gris, 40% Gewurtztraminer and 20% Chardonnay from our estate. A warm, dry summer, followed by a cool, cloudy autumn. Permaculture and dry-farming practiced in the vineyard, on glacial stone and loam soils. The varietals were harvested by hand, sorted and foot stomped. They were left on skins for 8 hours and then whole-bunch pressed without sulphur. Fermentation by indigenous yeast was completed in old French oak barriques. The wine was left to age on primary lees, without battonage until just before bottling. Nothing has been added to this wine, no yeast, enzymes, nutrients, or S02. Unfined and unfiltered.”

Joue Red, 11.5% $23.83

Juicy, bright and exuding perfume and expressive fruit. Contrasting structural and textural elements render this a refined, highly consumable red.

“The fruit came into the winery almost exploding with freshness. To harness that we fermented it all whole bunch and in stainless steel vats with no yeast, enzymes, nutrients or S02 added. After two and a half weeks we pressed the wine off and aged in stainless steel tanks. The resulting wine had intense perfume and incredible fruit intensity but lacked a bit of structure. To compensate for this used an technique from Veneto in Italy to naturally build some structure back into the wine. The 2019 Somenos Pinot had plenty of structure, so much so that when pressing we cut the press cycle short at 1 bar. When we dumped the press the marc (skins and stems from ferment) still had plenty of material and goodness left in it. Not wanting to waste this we added the wine from the Joue back into and onto of these skins, left it over night and pressed it the next day. So essentially a Vancouver Island version of ripasso. Not only did this build structure and texture to the wine, but it gave another level of complexity and depth to the perfume and fruit profile.”

Joue Rosé, 12.5% $23.83

Not for the faint of heart: a powerful, intense blend, full of bright fruit flavour, balanced with a dried-flower savouriness. This not-so-little number will entice you towards another bite of food, another sip of wine, repeat.

“A warm, dry summer, followed by a cool, cloudy autumn. Estate-grown, using permaculture and dry-farming, on glacially deposited stone and gravel soils. Pinot Noir and Foch were pressed-off, and de-stemmed wholeberry Gewurz and Pinot Gris were added on top of the red juice. A red ferment in essence, but with a cap of white berries. It was punched down about once daily, then pressed-off, blended and left in tank on primary lees until bottling. No yeast, nutrients, enzymes, or sulphites added; unfiltered and unfined.”

Somenos 2018 Pinot Noir, $43.57

Pretty and perfumed, the red and dark fruit in this wine maintain freshness, while spice and savoury character offer dimension and complexity. These elements are supported with persistent acidity and ripe, seamless tannins.

“A favourable warm, moderate growing season. Estate-grown, using permaculture and dry-farming, on glacially deposited stone and gravel, and sandy-loam soils. Burgundian clones 667 and 777. 100% Whole-bunch fermented in a 6-ton French oak vat. No pump-over, only pigeage. The ferment is tasted daily and a cap management strategy is dependent on taste. Pigeage is typically 1-2 times a day; in the height of 3 times if there isn’t too much extraction. Elevage occurred in French oak barriques (8% new, 62% 1yr and 30% older than 3yrs). No yeast, enzymes or nutrients have been added and it was bottled unfiltered and un-fined. A small Sulphur addition was made just before bottling.”

Somenos 2019 Pinot Gris, $28.26

Brimming with energy, texture and intensity. Lees ageing builds mid-palate density and salinity that counterbalances the fresh fruit and tactile acidity. The freshness and tightness is carried across the palate with a persistent, generous finish.

“Estate-grown, using permaculture and dry farming, on glacially deposited stone and gravel, and sandy-loam soils. A cooler vintage: the fruit comes from a well exposed part of the vineyard that consistently has more concentration and depth. Fruit foot-stomped and left on skins overnight. Spontaneous fermentation carried out in mostly old oak barrels (85%), 1yr old barrels (10%) and new barrels (5%). Aged in original vessel for 18 months on primary lees without battonage.”

For this BC Wine Feature: Averill Creek August Feature Wine Mail Package, we’re offering one of each of these 5 wines for $143.57 + tax & deposit for a total of $165.10 with FREE local delivery.

Feel free to call 250-995-2665 to customize an order or visit our Online Store to build your own basket.

Cheers!

  • Joue Red, 2020 (11.5%)
  • Joue White, 2019 (12%)
  • Joue Rosé, 2019 (12.5%)
  • Somenos 2018 Pinot Noir (13%)
  • Somenos 2019 Pinot Gris (13%)
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Wine Mail #29: Tightrope Winery

Tightrope wines are produced from the finest wine grape growing soils in Canada. With the mild winters and hot-hot-hot summers the Naramata Bench makes for the perfect local to grow spectacular wine grapes. Located along the east side of Okanagan Lake, just north of Penticton, the Tightrope Vineyard captures maximum sun for grape ripening and sugar content, while encouraging gentle airflow amongst the rows of leafy vines. The tranquil summer days are like the contented sigh of Mother Nature as the grapes progress through veraison towards the long golden days of harvest.

Tightrope Winery has two estate vineyards on the Naramata Bench, both certified sustainable. Our home vineyard, the Fleet Road Vineyard was purchased in 2007, from the Du Vent family. Originally it was an apple orchard that we spent a lot of time and effort converting to a vineyard. We did extensive land contouring to improve air flow and accessibility. It was planted over a two-year period from 2007 to 2008. While the property itself is 10 acres, there is a total of 7 acres under vine. It is farmed exclusively according to a sustainability plan.

The main varieties of grapes planted are Riesling, Viognier, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Merlot with small plantings of both Cabernet Franc and Barbera. Up until 2012 our grapes were sold to various BC wineries and you may have tasted our grapes in wines from Joie, Road 13, Ruby Blues Winery, Domaine de Chaberton and Mission Hill.” – Tightrope Winery

We’re excited to offer these balanced, crisp and nuanced wines at a great price for the month of July. The below 4 wines are featured at $1.50 OFF/bottle, Sauv/Sem, Rosé & Riesling all just $21.74 + tax & dep. with the Syrah discounted to $37.80 + tax & dep.

Tightrope, 2020 Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon, $21.74 + tax & dep.

Unoaked – This wine is reminiscent of a traditional white Bordeaux finishing dry, fresh & crisp. In the glass: white peach, gooseberry, dried mango, tangerine, lime, subtle grassy notes; dry, fresh & crisp.

Tightrope, 2019 Riesling, $21.74 + tax & dep.

Unoaked – Dry with a crisp, lingering finish. In the glass: orange blossom, apricot, green apple, pink grapefruit, nectarine & mandarin orange with a touch of minerality.

Tightrope, 2020 Rosé, $21.74 + tax & dep.

Containing: 75% Pinot Noir, 20% Syrah, 5% Barbera. Aromas of strawberry, cranberry, huckleberry, yellow grapefruit and a hint of spice; complex, dry and crisp. It is the perfect summer sipper.

Tightrope, 2018 Syrah, $38.00 + tax & dep.

Heavier – On the nose, violets, black pepper, blueberry & blackberry. Flavours of plum, anise, & blackcurrant along with, tobacco, & leather. All balanced with soft, silky tannins. A 3% dash of Viognier added.

For this BC Wine Feature: Tightrope Winery, Wine Mail Package, we’re offering one of each of these 4 wines for $103.62 + tax & deposit for a total of $119.10 with FREE local delivery.

Feel free to call 250-995-2665 to customize an order or visit our Online Store to build your own basket.

Cheers!

  • Rosé, 2020 - 12.5%
  • Riesling, 2019 - 13.4%
  • Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon, 2020 - 12.8%
  • Syrah, 2018 - 13.8%
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Beer Mail #96: Summer Sippers(Sold-out)

Welcome to Beermail # 96: Summer Sippers

We hope your summer is off to a roaring start, and here are a few beers that we think could help it along in the right direction! …

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