Craft Beer Tasting Notes: April 24

The warm-weather brews are starting to roll in. We’re getting some great sours and also seeing the return of seasonal favourites like Bomber Park Life Passion Fruit Ale and Hoyne Summer Haze Honey Hefe and Vienna Lager (formerly Off the Grid Red Lager). We’re also excited to have Category 12’s Critical Point Pale Ale in 4pk tall cans this year.

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Beer Mail #20: IPA Mania!

We went with all IPAs for our latest BEER MAIL package! If you like hopped up brews, this mixed case of 650ml bombers is for you! These are some of the freshest IPA arrivals in the store, so they are just bursting with hop aromatics and flavour. We’ve gathered IPAs from around BC as well as up and down the West Coast. In total, you’ll get 12 large-format bottles for just $108 + shipping.

And we have extended our offer of expedited shipping via Canada Post for only $25—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 Fuggles & Warlock/Doan's Super SMaSH IPA 6.4% (Vancouver)
  • 2 x Ninkasi Velocihoptor Double IPA 8.4% (Oregon)
  • 2 x Powell Lazy D'Haze East Coast IPA 7% (Vancouver)
  • 2 x Fuggles & Warlock Super 8-Bit IPA 7% (Vancouver)
  • 2 x Coronado Stingray Double IPA 7.9% (San Diego)
  • 2 x Fernie The Eldorado Single Hop IPA 6.8% (Fernie, BC)
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Craft Beer Blowout! We Slashed Prices!

Don’t miss out on great blowout prices on some amazing craft beer! Due to our small store space and desire to keep up with all the latest craft beer releases, we frequently have way more beer in stock than we can put on our shelves. Well, the backlog has gotten so big that we need to make some room. That means we are, for a limited time, clearance pricing a bunch of beers and ciders.

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: April 19

Anyone who’s a regular customer or follows us on social media knows that due to our small store space and desire to keep up with all the great new craft beer available out there, we frequently have way more beer in stock than we can put on our shelves. So, we put up our #BeerInTheBack chalkboard to let people know what we have that isn’t on our shelves or in our fridge.

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: April 12

Last week was one of our biggest weeks as far as new arrivals go. And most of what landed was locally brewed here in BC. BC beer keeps getting better and better and there’s more and more of it out there.

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Beer Mail #19: Craft Beer That Rocks(Sold-out)

We went with a bit of a rock ’n’ roll theme for our latest BEER MAIL package! This mixed case of 650ml bombers features some rock-influenced brews, like the brand new Unibroue A Tout Le Monde Dry-Hopped Saison, brewed for the band Megadeth; Hornbeer’s Black Magic Woman Imperial Stout (a tribute to the Santana song of the same name); Tofino’s Hoppin’ Cretin IPA, with a Ramones tribute on the label; and Driftwood’s Son of the Morning, which looks like a heavy metal nightmare, but tastes like a dream. We’ve also included two new releases from Twa Dogs and Main Street. In total, you’ll get 12 large-format bottles for just $108 + shipping.

And we have extended our offer of expedited shipping via Canada Post for only $25—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 Twa Dogs Seas Between Us Red IPA 7% (Saanich, BC)
  • 2 x Main Street Harlot Red Rye Tart Saison 6% (Vancouver)
  • 2 x Unibroue A Tout Le Monde Dry-Hopped Saison 4.5% 750ml (Quebec)
  • 2 x Driftwood Son of the Morning Strong Golden Ale 10% (Victoria)
  • 2 x Tofino Hoppin' Cretin' IPA 7.5% (Tofino, BC)
  • 2 x Hornbeer Black Magic Woman Smoked Imperial Stout 10% 500ml (Denmark)
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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: April 3

We regularly post tasting notes from our Friday Staff Tasting, providing you with our take on all the latest craft beer arrivals. Here’s what we tasted over the last two weeks. All are currently in stock. And, as always, if you don’t see something you’re looking for on our shelves when you come in, please ask, we may have it in the back.

Bomber The Code East Coast IPA 6.

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Beer Mail #18: Seasons Change(Sold-out)

We’ve stacked this BEER MAIL with brand new brews!  This mixed case of 650ml bombers features new seasonal releases from BC and beyond. Not only have we included some tasty new releases from favourites like Powell, Doan’s and R&B, we offer a first taste of Trading Post Brewing’s awesome West Coast IPA. You’ll get 12 large-format bottles for just $115 + shipping.

And we have extended our offer of expedited shipping via Canada Post for only $25—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 Dageraad White 5% (Burnaby)
  • 2 x Powell Hop Hash Double IPA 8.5% (Vancouver)
  • 2 x R&B/Doan’s Gose With A Nose 4.8% (Vancouver)
  • 2 x Gigantic High Voltage Winter IPA 5.8% (Portland)
  • 2 x Trading Post West Coast IPA 6.3% (Langley, BC)
  • 2 x R&B Lavender Saison 5.7% (Vancouver)
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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: March 22

We regularly post tasting notes from our Friday Staff Tasting, providing you with our take on all the latest craft beer arrivals. Here’s what we tasted over the last two weeks. All are currently in stock. And, as always, if you don’t see something you’re looking for on our shelves when you come in, please ask, we may have it in the back.

Freigeist Kopenickiade Peach Berliner Weisse 3.

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: March 8

We regularly post tasting notes from our Friday Staff Tasting, providing you with our take on all the latest craft beer arrivals. As the BC beer market continues to expand and grow, that will remain our focus, but we will always bring in some imports, as well as brews from other provinces when they are available. This week’s arrivals offer a good example of the mix we’re striving for.

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