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