Beer Mail #50: Celebrating the Big 5-0!

Wow, it’s our 50th BEER MAIL! For this momentous occasion we put together a truly “mixed pack” of the many different and varied styles we carry in tall cans. We also threw in a few that are pretty hard to find. There are sours, stouts, IPAs, DIPAs, pilsners, saisons, pale ales and more! For one great price you’ll get 12 473ml cans of these limited edition, seasonal brews. Additionally, the price we’re charging for this Beer Mail is 5% off the regular shelf price. It’s just $60.89 plus shipping, sent anywhere in BC!

We offer a flat shipping charge of just $20 for Expedited 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. 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.

  • Moon Under Water Gila Gose With Orange 4.4% (Victoria)
  • Category 12 Super Symmetry Oatmeal Stout 5.9% (Saanich, BC)
  • Fernie Stratus Hazy IPA 6.5% (Fernie, BC)
  • Luppulo Serie Selvatica Wild Saison With Pear 6% (Vancouver)
  • Superflux Double Infinity DIPA 8% (Vancouver)
  • Moody Fresh Hopped Pilsner 5.2% (Port Moody, BC)
  • Yellow Dog Squirrel Chaser Hazy Pale Ale 5.2% (Port Moody, BC)
  • Twin Sails One More Question IPA 6.7% (Port Moody, BC)
  • Collective Arts Gose With Guava 4.9% (Ontario)
  • Driftwood Raised By Wolves Wild IPA 7% (Victoria)
  • Britannia Sea Maiden Watermelon Sour 4.5% (Richmond, BC)
  • Boombox x Twin Sails Just the Hits DIPA 8.6% (BC)
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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Nov. 5

It was a surprisingly slowish week for new arrivals. However, we are still awash in craft beer, with more arriving every Wednesday and Thursday (and occasionally Friday). In fact, if you want to hear about new arrivals fastest, follow us on Instagram at @cookstliquor.

Lighthouse x Town Square In Cahoots Dark Cherry Sour 5.4% 650ml (Victoria)
Pours a cranberry red colour.

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Oct. 31

Happy Halloween! Our pumpkin ales may be gone, but we have plenty of scary craft beer, wine and spirits to fuel your Halloween fun, like Rogue’s Dead Guy Ale for instance. Stop in and see what’s on hand!

In the meantime, here are our tasting notes for the latest craft beer and cider arrivals.
Sea Cider Sassamanash Cranberry Hibiscus Cider 9.

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Beer Mail #49: Dark Brews In Tall Cans!(Sold-out)

Cooler weather means its time for the dark beers to start rolling in. We’ve put together a really cool selection of porters, stouts, dark ales, black lagers, red ales and even a very iconic ice bock (strong German-style lager) in our latest BEER MAIL featuring all 473ml tall cans. This one is for craft beer drinkers who prefer heartier, maltier brews, as these have very little in the way of a strong hop profile. For one great price you’ll get 12 473ml cans of these rich, flavourful brews. It’s just $53.56 plus shipping, sent anywhere in BC!

We offer a flat shipping charge of just $20 for Expedited 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. 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.

  • Hermannator Ice Bock 9.5% (Victoria)
  • Steel & Oak Dark Lager 5% (New Westminster, BC)
  • Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale 7.2% (San Diego, CA)
  • Hopworks Survival Stout 5.8% (Portland, OR)
  • Collective Arts Stranger Than Fiction Porter 5.5% (Ontario)
  • Yellow Dog Chew Toy Coconut Porter 5% (Port Moody, BC)
  • Cannery Wildfire Black IPA 6.5% (Penticton, BC)
  • Lighthouse Siren's Echo Imperial Red Ale 8% (Victoria)
  • Twin Sails Con Lech Horchata-Style Milk Stout 7.5% (Port Moody, BC)
  • Bad Dog CoCo Dark Ale 5% (Sooke, BC)
  • Phillips Black Magic Dark Ale 5% (Victoria)
  • Gladstone Red Ale 6% (Courtenay, BC)
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Introducing: Wine Mail!

It is hard to believe that ten years have passed since we evolved from a VQA wine store to a full service liquor outlet. In that time, the local craft beer industry has exploded, and we subsequently started offering Beer Mail so people could take advantage of our unique selection without driving to Fairfield. It is long overdue for us to finally launch the same service with wine.

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Oct. 23

Since so many of our new craft beer arrivals are tall cans, we wanted to just reiterate that anytime you buy four or more of these 473ml cans, you get a 5% discount! You can use one of our handy plastic widgets to snap together your own custom mixed 4-pack.

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New Shows to Redeem Loyalty Points For!

One of the many features that makes our Loyalty Program unique is the opportunity for our members to redeem points for amazing concerts at both Capital Ballroom and Lucky Bar. These two local venues host some of the finest local and touring talent on Vancouver Island. If there’s a cool band coming to Vancouver Island, chances are it will be at one of these two places.

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Beer Mail #48: Big IPA (& DIPA) Cans!(Sold-out)

Our first tall-can BEER MAIL was a huge hit, so we’re back with another one that’s all hopped up! This one is mostly IPAs and Double IPAs (with one double dry-hopped pale ale thrown in for good measure), so this is definitely for the hopheads. As you can see, hoppy beers are still the toast of the craft beer world. We’ve included some beauties in this from breweries that have distinguished themselves brewing the style: Twin Sails, Boombox, Backcountry, Yellow Dog, Parallel 49, Steel & Oak, Category 12, Parkside  and many more! The nice thing about tall cans is they are a standard pint in volume, plus they are lighter and more portable than bombers. Cans also keep the beer fresher, and we guarantee you there’s no “tinny” taste to any of these great brews. In this very affordable IPA/DIPA package you’ll get one 473ml can of each of these 12 beers for just $62.25 plus shipping, sent anywhere in BC!

We offer a flat shipping charge of just $20 for Expedited 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. 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.

  • Gladstone IPA 6.6% (Courtenay, BC)
  • Boombox Rad Seeker IPA 7% (Vancouver)
  • Twin Sails Single Life IPA 6.5% (Port Moody, BC)
  • Ravens Andromeda Galaxy IPA 6.8% (Abbotsford, BC)
  • Parkside Fuzzy Wuzzy Peach IPA 7.2% (Port Moody, BC)
  • Parallel 49 Lean Back Double Dry Hopped IPA 6.1% (Vancouver)
  • Steel & Oak Chazwazza Double IPA 8.1% (New Westminster, BC)
  • Category 12 Juicy Data Hazy IPA 6.1% (Saanich BC)
  • Coal Harbour Spaghetti Western Double IPA 8.6% (Vancouver)
  • Backcountry Suck It Trebek Double Dry Hopped Pale Ale 5.5% (Squamish)
  • Yellow Dog Little Dog Syndrome Fresh Hop Double IPA 8.2% (Port Moody, BC)
  • Russell Miami Rice Hazy IPA 7% (Vancouver)
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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Oct. 17

October rocks! This is an interesting time for new craft beer releases, as we are getting both pumpkin ales and fresh-hopped ales—both of which come and go quickly. Lots of interesting imports arriving from both the US and Europe, as well.

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Beer Mail #47: All About the Tall Cans(Sold-out)

The BC craft beer industry has gone tall-can crazy, so we figured it was time to try out an all-tall can (473ml)  BEER MAIL, since fewer and fewer breweries are doing 650ml bombers these days. The nice thing about tall cans is they are a standard pint in volume, plus they are lighter and more portable than bombers. Cans also keep the beer fresher, and we guarantee you there’s no “tinny” taste to any of these great brews. Additionally, instead of getting 2 bottles each of 6 beers, we’ve put together a diverse selection of 12 different brews—including a couple of recently released “fresh hop” beers—from some of BC’s finest breweries: Twin Sails, Boombox, Superflux, Driftwood, Strange Fellows, Category 12, Phillips, Doan’s, Ravens, Strathcona and more! Volume wise, this Beer Mail box is the equivalent to approximately nine 650ml bombers, but it’s considerably less expensive and we’ve even dropped the shipping, because cans are lighter! Plus, because we always offer a 5% discount any time you purchase 4 or more tall cans, you’ll get that discount here, as well! So, in this very affordable package you’ll get one 473ml can of each of these 12 beers for just $55.60 plus shipping, sent anywhere in BC!

We offer a flat shipping charge of just $20 for Expedited 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. 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.

  • Britannia Boardwalk Troispical Pale Ale 5.2% (Richmond, BC)
  • Category 12 Fresh Hop Wild Pale Ale 5% (Saanich, BC)
  • Driftwood Goldynwell Folkol Table Ale 3% (Victoria)
  • Twin Sails Citrus Plus IPA 7.5% (Port Moody, BC)
  • Ravens/Doan's Excitebeer Dry Hopped Sour 4% (BC)
  • Phillips First Crust Fresh Hop Pale Ale w/Grape Must 4.7% (Victoria)
  • Boombox Juicy AF IPA 7.5% (Vancouver)
  • Lighthouse 20th Anniversary New World Witbier 5.3% (Victoria)
  • Collective Arts Life In the Clouds Hazy IPA 6.1% (Ontario)
  • Strathcona Canned Heat Mango Hefeweizen 5.5% (Vancouver)
  • Superflux Colour & Shape IPA 6.8% (Vancouver)
  • Strange Fellows Blackmail Milk Stout 4.2% (Vancouver)
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