We feature a unique array of hard-cider offerings—from local craft ciders to imported favourites.

Craft Beer Tasting Notes: June 14

An interesting week for new releases. We’re always excited to get new cider from Faustino Cidery in the Okanagan and these two arrivals—Apple Plum and Apple Blueberry—are as exceptional as all of their lineup. Great flavour, wonderful balance and perfect carbonation—like a fine sparkling wine.

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Sauce Hound May 2017: Reduced Prices On Dozens Of Items!

As Cook Street Village’s favourite mom and pop liquor store, we don’t have the budget for full-colour sale flyers or newspaper ads touting our latest sales. But that doesn’t mean that we don’t have a lot of price reductions at any given time. We currently have some great product in every single category—craft beer, wine and spirits—at reduced prices (see below).

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: June 5

Well, this week is a wonderful mixed bag of styles! We’re excited to have more dry-hopped sours roll in from Powell and To Øl, which is a style—when done well—that’s a great, refreshing summer drink, with tons of flavour. Though it’s seasonally a bit off the mark, we’re also stoked to have our first beer (a wonderful, strong milk stout) from Kentucky brewery Against the Grain.

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: May 17

It was an unusually slow week for new releases, but some key arrivals came in from Phillips, Bellwoods (TO) and Persephone/Townsite. We have also included some tasting notes here from products we’ve had in stock for a bit, but hadn’t previously sampled. And don’t forget that we still have some beers left on our “Blowout” shelves.

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: May 8

We’ve seen a big shift in the kinds of beers that are starting to arrive in the store. We’re getting a lot of tasty fruity and lighter brews. Some nice sours are also part of the mix. These are brews and ciders that are perfect for sunny days down at the beach or on the patio.

Schofferhofer Grapefruit Radler 2.5% 4pk (Germany)
Pours a hazy orange-yellow colour. Candied grapefruit on the nose.

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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: 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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A New #Canada150 Product Every Day

We’re counting down 150 days until July 1, when Canada officially turns 150. Every day we will shine the spotlight on a different Canadian-made product—150 in all—over the next five months.

Purchase the daily #CookStLiquor150 product on the day we feature it and you can enter the drawing to win a $150 Cook St. Liquor Gift Card, which we will draw on July 2, 2017.

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Feb 21

We regularly post tasting notes from our Friday Staff Tasting, providing you with our take on all the latest craft beer arrivals. BC beers continue to dominate the market, but we’re still getting some killer brews from the US and Europe. As always, when you come in, please check our Beer in the Back blackboard to see the list of new brews that aren’t yet on our shelves.

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Oct. 18

We regularly post tasting notes from our Friday Staff Tasting, providing you with our take on all the latest craft beer arrivals. We got thrown for a loop by the long Thanksgiving weekend and an onslaught of new arrivals. Whoa! Was that a beer truck that just flattened us?!? Lots of fresh-hop beers arriving, as well as plenty of malty (and seasonally appropriate) dark beers showing up.

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