Craft Beer Tasting Notes: September 18

The weather has sure taken a turn toward the cooler fall temps, even though we technically have a few days of summer left. With the cooler weather comes the arrival of the pumpkin spice beers and ciders! We have a small (but growing) “Pumpkin Patch” at the front of the store where you can find all of these limited releases. Also check out our growing selection of single tall cans (473ml).

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Beer Mail #46: Special Late Summer Releases!

When we put together a new BEER MAIL package, we try to include some brews that you won’t see on every other liquor store’s shelves or fridges. Because we specialize in craft beer, we carry some really unique and special brews. This latest offering combines some special releases from Field House, Category 12, Ravens and Beau’s with seasonal favourites, like Phillips’ Crooked Tooth Pumpkin Ale and Crooked-er Tooth Barrel-Aged Pumpkin Ale. We get limited quantities of all these and we want to make them available to ALL BC residents via Beer Mail. In this killer package, you get two 650ml bottles* of each of these six beers for just $110.50 plus shipping, sent anywhere in BC!

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 Ravens Rook Strawberry Rhubarb Sour 5% (Abbotsford, BC)
  • 2 x Beau's Tagwerk Witbier with Quince 6.9% (Ontario) 600ml
  • 2 x Philips Crooked Tooth Pumpkin Ale 5% (Victoria)
  • 2 x Phillips Crooked-er Tooth Barrel Aged Pumpkin Ale 7.3% (Victoria)
  • 2 x Field House Viognier Farmhouse Ale 7.8% (Abbotsford, BC)
  • 2 x Field House x Category 12 Experimental Pale Ale 6.4% (BC)
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Crush: A Fine Wine Affair, Sunday, October 21

Wine has always been a passion for us, so we are happy to be helping support Crush: A Fine Wine Affair, a benefit for the Belfry Theatre that will be held at the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort, Sunday, October 21, 5-8pm. Dozens of BC’s finest wines will be poured, there will be a live auction as well as a silent auction and plenty of tasty bites provided by chef Craig Stoneman.

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Aug. 28

Lots of exciting developments this week. First, take note of the delicious Merridale Cider—Merri Berri, Mo’ Moro and POG—now available in tall cans (473ml)! These will be hot sellers for their great serving size and ease of portability.

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Aug. 22

This week’s new releases were pretty well split between fruit ales (and ciders) and IPAs. We have some really tasty versions of both, loaded with great summery flavours.

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Beer Mail #45: Next Level IPAs (+1 Sour)(Sold-out)

IPAs have gone from being the standard-bearer of the craft beer movement to being the most experimental style. The IPAs in our latest BEER MAIL are definitely NOT your father’s IPAs. Though these all offer a different take on the style, one thing they have in common is the fragrant hop notes and classic hit of bitterness on the finish. In this wonderful mix of IPA styles, you get a brut IPA (dry, fruity & effervescent), imperial peach IPA (big, peachy and boozy), Citra IPA (incredibly fruity!), rice IPA (light-bodied and chuggagble) and white IPA (exotic Belgian yeast spice notes). And just to mix things up a bit (and because it’s so darn good), we’ve included a spruce tip sour, that’s as wonderfully fruity as any of these IPAs and has just a hint of spruce spice. You get two 650ml bottles of each of these six beers for just $114 plus shipping, sent anywhere in BC!

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 Moon Under Water Sprucey Fruit Spruce Tip Sour 6% (Victoria)
  • 2 x Field House Pinot Noir Brut IPA 7.9% (Abbotsford, BC)
  • 2 x Breakside Tall Guy Citra IPA 7.1% (Portland, OR)
  • 2 x Hoyne Carte Blanche White IPA 6% (Victoria)
  • 2 x Phillips Test Pattern Rice IPA 6.9% (Victoria)
  • 2 x Vancouver Island Imperial Peach IPA 8.5% (Victoria)
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New Rewards: Gift Cards, Tickets, Shirts & More!

We continue to expand our unique and interesting selection of Rewards for our Loyalty Program members. There’s always something new rolling in. And since Rifflandia is fast approaching you can now redeem your points for tickets/passes to the city’s biggest music event of the year. You can find all that info here.

Here are some other cool new options—including gift cards from Cook St.

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Aug. 10

Plenty of new sour ales this week! Great for the hot weather! If you like something beyond basic kettle sours (of which we have many great ones), our hot tip is the Parallel 49 Son of a Peach Sour Weisse, which delivers a lot at a really good price. Also, we’re excited to get our first four brews from Courtenay’s Gladstone Brewing: IPA, Pilsner, Cream Ale and Belgian Single.

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Rewards That Rock!

Our Loyalty Program members who signed up early have been collecting points for months and we can now reveal the killer rewards we’re offering! This is just the first taste of what will be an ever-changing lineup of Rewards ranging from VIP concert tickets for local music festivals to fun seasonal swag.

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“Jenny’s Picks” From The Zone 91.3 FM: July 27

The Zone @ 91-3 is excited to team with Cook St. Liquor to tell you about the newest in craft beer, affordable and specialty wines, local ciders, artisan spirits and other unique beverage selections in Victoria.

Once a month, The Zone’s Jenny West will head down to Cook St. Liquor and sample the newest arrivals to hit the shelves.

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