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

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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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: March 27

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.

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Feb. 22

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.

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: February 5

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!).

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Friday the 13th (Oct.) Edition

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.

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Public Support Needed For Our Proposed Move!

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.

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