Where did the month go? Our big move, culminating in us opening the doors at 304 Cook St. on Wednesday, March 14, shifted our focus away from some of our regular routines. Now that we’re up and running, we can get back to some of the tasks that were neglected. New product, of course, has continued to pour in, so we have an extra-long lineup of tasting notes this week.
We feature a unique array of hard-cider offerings—from local craft ciders to imported favourites.
Opening day of our new store is fast approaching, though we don’t have an exact date yet. If you’re in the neighbourhood, you may have noticed some cosmetic changes outside, including changes to the landscaping, as well as bright new bricks leading to the front entrance. We’re getting excited to open the doors to the public soon.
Before we get to our latest tasting notes, we have some big news regarding our upcoming move. In advance of our move you can now come in and sign up for our customer Loyalty Program. Sign up is easy, we just need your name, email address and phone number (which will be your “account” number going forward—no card involved!).
It’s a crazy time of year as far as new craft beer releases go. We have oodles of pumpkin and fresh-hopped ales rolling in on a weekly basis, in addition to all the other new stuff. So here you have a nearly exhaustive list of what’s arrived recently.
A Bigger, Better Cook St. Liquor in 2018!
As you may have heard, it’s our intention to move Cook St. Liquor from our current location to the former RBC bank building at 304 Cook Street in the Cook Street Village.
New releases were slim around Labour Day weekend but we expect them to pick up after the upcoming Great Canadian Beer Festival this Friday and Saturday (tickets for GCBF are still available, BTW). Even though not a lot of new stuff arrived, it was all product we’re excited about. Here’s what’s new.
Sea Cider Perry 8% 750ml (Saanich)
Dry pear and quince, lightly floral aromas.
Sunny days and warm weather mean all kinds of activities: camping, backyard barbeques, patio parties, days spent lounging at the beach and so much more. We’ve reduced prices on a great selection beverages perfect for all of the above. These limited time offerings start August 1 and go throughout the month, as quantities last.
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.
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).
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.