Beer Mail #32: Festive Seasonal Beers

With Christmas drawing close, our latest BEER MAIL package is the perfect gift for your favourite craft beer drinker. Loaded with all the delicious flavours of the season—raisins, plums, spice, vanilla, chocolate and even a little whisky from barrel aging (Steamworks Scarlet)—these dark, strong and malty beers are great sippers for cool winter evenings. Each box includes two large-format bottles* (650ml) of each the six brews listed below for $110 + shipping. [Attention: this is not a subscription, it is a one-time shipment.]

We offer a flat shipping charge of just $25 for Canada Post delivery anywhere in BC! FREE delivery to Victoria area addresses.

Remember, this box will only be available for two weeks, or until it’s sold out.

*All are 650ml bottles (except where noted) and you’ll get two bottles of each beer. Sorry, no substitutions.

Please note: Beer Mail orders can only be accepted from BC addresses. Orders must be placed during our hours of operation (10 am to 9 pm, 7 days a week), per liquor control and licensing terms and conditions.

  • 2 x Twa Dogs Chili Chocolate Milk Stout 6.5% (Victoria)
  • 2 x Pyramid Snow Cap Winter Ale 7% (Washington)
  • 2 x Freigeist Prussian Imperial Stout 8% 500ml (Germany)
  • 2 x Steamworks Scarlet Red Rye Ale Barrel Aged Barley Wine 9.5% (Vancouver)
  • 2 x Mt Begbie Stoked Winter Ale 6% (Revelstoke, BC)
  • 2 x Britannia Forty Fathoms Imperial Spiced Porter 7.7% (Richmond, BC)
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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Dec. 4

We want to start this week’s tasting notes post with a plug for our BEER MAIL program. We have a brand new delivery van and, as of last Friday, we have started offering FREE shipping for Victoria area BEER MAIL deliveries, so giving the gift of BEER MAIL will be even easier than ever! Our latest BEER MAIL offering with some tasty, limited edition holiday treats is on sale now at this link.

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Beer Mail #31: The Gift of Craft Beer(Sold-out)

A very special and unique gift to give your favourite craft beer drinker! This box of 12 large-format (650ml) strong beers has a fun holiday theme and an amazing variety of wonderful flavours. We loaded it up with several tummy-warming winter styles—from Belgian-style dubbels and quadrupels to roasty stouts and malty, satisfying winter warmers—that are perfect for enjoying in front of a cozy fire. These delicious brews are all limited-edition seasonal releases that you can only get once a year. Each box includes two large-format bottles* (650ml) of each the six brews listed below for $146 + shipping. [Attention: this is not a subscription, it is a one-time shipment.]

We offer a flat shipping charge of just $25 for Canada Post delivery anywhere in BC! FREE shipping to Victoria area addresses.

Remember, this box will only be available for two weeks, or until it’s sold out.

*All are large-format 650ml bottles (except where noted) and you’ll get two bottles of each beer. Sorry, no substitutions.

Please note: Beer Mail orders can only be accepted from BC addresses. Orders must be placed during our hours of operation (10 am to 9 pm, 7 days a week), per liquor control and licensing terms and conditions.

  • 2 x Lighthouse Depth Charge Cognac Barrel Aged Quadrupel 9% 750ml (Victoria)
  • 2 x Strange Fellows Krampus Abbey Dubbel 8.5% 750ml (Vancouver)
  • 2 x Townsite Biere d'Hiver Belgian Dubbel 7.5% (Powell River, BC)
  • 2 x Category 12 Excitation Cacao Nib Espresso Stout 6.4% (Saanich, BC)
  • 2 x Hoyne Gratitude Winter Warmer 9% (Victoria)
  • 2 x Trou du Diable La Grivoise de Noël Strong Christmas Beer 7.5% 600ml (Quebec)
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It’s Official, We’re Moving in Early 2018!

Thank you for all your support in our process to move to a bigger and better building in the Cook Street Village. After we received approval from the city of Victoria at the end of October to rezone the former RBC bank building at 304 Cook St. for retail liquor sales, we immediately started the renovations to transform it into the retail space we’ve always envisioned.

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Nov. 29

Another week of strong, malty seasonal brews arriving as we get closer to the holidays. These are beers that you can certainly enjoy now, or even age for a year or more. Also, coming up on Friday, our latest BEER MAIL offering with some tasty, limited edition holiday treats will go on sale.

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Nov. 23

The winter warmers are really showing up now. Lots of strong, malty seasonals are landing with more on the way as we get closer to the holidays. We’re also excited to add new brews from Field House and Boom Box in Vancouver. The Boom Box pale ale sold out right away, but we will get more releases from them in the future.

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Nov. 16

Definitely more darker and heavier beers showing up this week. But then again we received Fuggles & Warlock’s popular Kiwami Plum Sour in 6pk cans, so not everything is dark and malty! Also, check out the glorious Four Winds Blackberry Jam IPA, which smells and tastes just like the name says. We’re also pleased to welcome back Base Camp brewing back to the store.

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Beer Mail #30: Hard-to-Find IPAs(Sold-out)

The IPA continues to be the cornerstone brew of the craft beer world. Not everyone loves them, but they still outsell most styles handily. We put together some beauties for this one, with examples of the style that on their own would be hard to find in most BC liquor stores. We’re especially high on those from Portland’s Breakside, who are IPA masters. And don’t miss out on an elusive (at least for BC) release from Bend, Oregon’s Crux Fermentation. Heck, we even have a huge double IPA from Colorado’s Left Hand—a total knockout punch! For this rare-IPA Beer Mail you get two large-format bottles* (650ml) of each these six brews for $127 + shipping.

We offer a flat shipping charge of just $25 for Canada Post delivery anywhere in BC!

Remember, this box will only be available for two weeks, or until it’s sold out.

*All are large-format 650ml bottles (except where noted) and you’ll get two bottles of each beer. Sorry, no substitutions.

Please note: Beer Mail orders can only be accepted from BC addresses. Orders must be placed during our hours of operation (10 am to 9 pm, 7 days a week), per liquor control and licensing terms and conditions.

  • 2 x Breakside What Rough Beast New England IPA 6.8% (Portland, OR)
  • 2 x Faculty 778 IPA 7.4% (Vancouver)
  • 2 x Crux Fermentation Cast Out IPA 7.6% 500ml (Bend, OR)
  • 2 x Fernie Hit the Deck New England IPA 6.7% (Fernie, BC)
  • 2 x Left Hand A Blessing & a Curse Double IPA 9.5% (Colorado)
  • 2 x Breakside Wanderlust IPA 6.2% (Portland, OR)
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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Nov 6

The holiday shopping season will soon be upon us and the seasonal beers will start to get darker, heavier and maltier. You can see some of that in the new releases that showed up this week. We also have a limited number of Phillips Snowcase Craft Beer Advent Calendars available, so call the store to reserve one 250-995-2665.

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Nov. 2

With all the excitement surrounding our hearing for the rezoning of the RBC Bank building on 304 Cook Street that we are planning to move into, we missed our weekly tasting notes post last week.

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