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

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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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Sept. 24

The pumpkin spice beers continue to roll in, as others sell out. If you’re a fan of this style, grab these as they arrive as they disappear quickly. We received two new ones this week from Steamworks and Fernie. You can find them in our “Pumpkin Patch” at the front of the store.

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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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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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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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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: July 30

July is typically a very busy month for us and we inevitably miss a tasting notes post or two. However, we’re sneaking one in before the end of July with a glimpse of what’s rolled in lately. We’d like to note up front that we’re bulking up our cider selection with some quality offerings! Check out our cider fridge when you’re in!

Also of note, we are working with 91.

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: June 25

Our big news from last week was that we now have a ton of cool Rewards that our Loyalty Program members can redeem their points on—everything from concert tickets for local shows and festivals to fun summertime swag and lots of brewery merch (using as little as 10 points!). For all the details, go here.

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: June 12

We’re ramping up our selection and inventory for summer! So many new craft beer and cider arrivals. We have a whole section of our fridge dedicated to craft cider from BC and abroad. Check out three of our latest listed below. We also want to point out that we have a full array of beautiful (and tasty) Collective Arts cans from Ontario.

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: June 1

More cans of fresh craft beer are showing up! Some we keep as 4pks, some we sell as singles. They are a great way to enjoy a single serving pint of beer. Less of a commitment than a bomber, more convenient to transport and if you assemble your own mixed 4pk, we’ll give you 5% off!

McAdam Urban Cider 4.7% 473ml (Quebec)
Pours a pale straw yellow colour.

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