Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Jan. 28

January is almost behind us, so that means that Valentine’s Day isn’t far off. Since this is our first Valentine’s Day in our new location, we’re offering a special #bottlesandbouquets deal to help make buying something romantic for your sweetie that much easier. For $50 you get a beautiful hand-crafted bouquet and a select bottle of wine—either red, white or bubbly*.

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Jan. 21

With the holiday madness behind us, we’re looking forward to great things to come in 2019! It will be our first full year in our new location. We have lots of great things planned for 2019—you’ll see some changes in the store, as well as lots of cool events and tastings. And our Cook St. Greenery will be the place to get bouquets for St.

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Valentine’s Day Fluevog Fundraiser For Belfry Theatre

This Valentine’s Day, from 6:30 to 9 pm, Fluevog Shoes (566 Johnson St.) is hosting an exclusive Belfry Theatre shopping night fundraiser. That evening, if you purchase a pair of shoes, 50% of your sale will go to the Belfry.

In addition to great shoe shopping to benefit the Belfry, there will be a host of other activities including wine tastings, door prizes and some nibblies too.

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Beer Mail #52: New Year, Lower Prices!(Sold-out)

Our first new BEER MAIL of the year is our lowest-priced one yet! You get an amazing assortment of styles (and strengths) for just a touch over $50—tax and deposit included! Wow! This means 12 different tall cans (473ml or 1 pint) in a selection that includes IPAs, Table Saisons, Dry Hopped Pale Ales, Red Ales, Stouts, DIPAs and more. Best to act fast, though, as we’re running low on some of these beers! Price is just $50.14 plus shipping, sent anywhere in BC! If you live in Victoria, we’ll deliver it for free!

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.

  • Boombox Rad Seeker IPA 7% (Vancouver)
  • Collective Arts Saint of Circumstance Citrus Blonde Ale 4.7% (Ontario)
  • Twin Sails Sneak Attack IPA 6.4% (Port Moody, BC)
  • Yellow Dog x CFOX Rye & Ginger 5.7% (Port Moody, BC)
  • Strathcona Wakey Wakey Coffee Stout 5% (Vancouver)
  • Gladstone Belgian Single 4.5% (Courtenay, BC)
  • Yellow Dog x Trolley 5 Fist Bump Blackberry Red IPA 6.8% (BC/AB)
  • Bad Dog 'Old Red' Red Ale 5% (Sooke, BC)
  • Ravens Equinox Dry Hopped Pale Ale (Abbotsford, BC)
  • Powell Like...Totally Awesome Table Saison With Plums 4.2% (Vancouver)
  • Coal Harbour Spaghetti Western DIPA 8.6% (Vancouver)
  • Parallel 49 Lean Back Double Dry Hopped IPA 6.1% (Vancouver)
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Jesse Roper: Acoustic & Intimate, Jan. 26

Local musical star Jesse Roper will perform an exclusive intimate acoustic set at the JBAA Clubhouse on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at 7 pm. This limited-seating set will be a fundraiser to benefit the the JBAA U14 Boys – Vegas Sevens Invitational Fund. Beer and cider will be available from Driftwood Brewing and Merridale Ciderworks. All ages are welcome.

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Wine Mail #3: Special Wines For New Year’s Eve

Our latest Wine Mail offering—just in time for New Year’s celebrations—has some higher priced wines that are a little more unique than the previous two Value Wines offerings we started the program with. (We’d also be happy to put together a custom Wine Mail from our Vault selection, if you’re interested.

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Dec. 19

With Christmas just around the corner, we are locked and loaded with everything you need for gift-giving, holiday entertaining or just winding down at the end of a hectic shopping day! We have everything from craft beer gift boxes to bouquets and floral centrepieces (from our Cook St Greenery) to great little stocking stuffers.

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BEER MAIL #51: Winter Mixed Pack(Sold-out)

Our Tall Cans Beer Mail Advent sold out so quickly (1 day!) we wanted to get another Beer Mail package out there for people still looking to get their Beer Mail fix. This latest one is another “mixer,” in the sense that it has a number of different styles and no real theme. Generally we’re getting more dark beers and fewer sours, but IPAs remain a very popular and prevalent style, so of course we have several included here from Steel + Oak, Parallel 49, Superflux and Category 12. For fruit beers we have a “tart & peachy” witbeer and a chokecherry saison, all the way from Colorado! Plus, the obligatory stouts and porters, including the hard-to-find Correctamundo Cannoli Porter from Superflux x Brassneck x Gigantic, which was actually brewed with 1,000 cannolis! To “sweeten” the deal, the price we’re charging for this Beer Mail is 5% off the regular shelf price. It’s just $58.30 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.

  • Red Collar Impeachment Tart & Peachy Wit 5% (Kamloops, BC)
  • Superflux Colourer & Shapyest IPA 7.2% (Vancouver)
  • Cannery Darkling Oatmeal Stout 5.5% (Penticton, BC)
  • Strathcona Head Banger Triple IPA 10.4% (Vancouver)
  • Persephone Nitro Dry Stout 4.5% (Gibsons, BC)
  • Parallel 49 Frosted Tips Winter IPA 6.5% (Vancouver)
  • Russell Oatmeal Stout 4.7% (Vancouver)
  • Superflux x Brassneck x Gigantic Correctamundo Cannoli Porter 7% (Vancouver)
  • Bad Dog Octodog Apocalypse Squid Ink Stout 4.8% (Sooke, BC)
  • Steel + Oak Towers and Train Earl Grey IPA 6.2% (New Westminster, BC)
  • Left Hand Chokecherry Saison 6.8% (Longmont, CO)
  • Category 12 Big Data Juicy Double IPA 8.5% (Saanich, BC)
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In The Vault: Wines of Stature

As you may know, the building we moved into last March was previously the RBC bank that had been a part of Cook St. Village for decades. Since every bank has a vault, and they’re kind of hard to remove, when we moved in, the vault came with the building.

So, what else to do with it, but put our finest wines in there for “safekeeping.

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