Looks like Spring might actually be on its way! With the sunnier, (slightly) warmer temps, we’ve seen an increase in the lower-alcohol brews. More sours, more session ales. Two sours you should definitely check out are from Victoria’s own Ile Sauvage, their first outside-the-brewery tall can releases: Yuzu Gose and Raspberry Sour Golden Ale.
We feature a unique array of hard-cider offerings—from local craft ciders to imported favourites.
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*.
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.
Before we get into this week’s tasting notes, we have a big announcement.
As we have done in the past, we’ll be putting together a 12 Beers of Christmas Craft Beer Advent Calendar this year, which we will be announcing the details for soon. This year’s will be different than what we’ve done in the past and we will be making it available to customers province-wide.
Some holiday-themed beers and ciders are starting to show up, along with the regular assortment of darker brews, IPAs and the occasional sour. It’s an exciting time for craft beer (and craft cider).
Speaking of the holidays, we’ll be putting together a very special 12 Beers of Christmas Craft Beer Advent Calendar this year, which we will be announcing the details for soon.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.