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

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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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Sept 20

We regularly post tasting notes from our Friday Staff Tasting, providing you with our take on all the latest craft beer arrivals. We had an epic tasting last Friday due to the backlog from the previous week when we were at the Great Canadian Beer Festival, instead of in-store doing the tasting.

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Aug. 30

We regularly post tasting notes from our Friday Staff Tasting, providing you with our take on all the latest craft beer arrivals. We received a little bit of everything last week—sours, IPAs, hefeweizens—but some of the more notable arrivals are three beers from Ecliptic in Portland.

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: August 23

We regularly post tasting notes from our Friday Staff Tasting, providing you with our take on all the latest craft beer arrivals. After an almost nonstop flow of sour beers into the shop over the last several weeks, we suddenly got a bunch of amazing hoppy beers from Powell Street, Category 12, Twin Sails, Ballast Point and Sixpoint.

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