Looks like we’re finally heading toward lighter-bodied seasonal brews, even though it still seems like spring is only just now upon us. Plenty of new options in stock. If you’re a fan of the gose style, a slightly salty and tart wheat beer, you’ve gotta try the new Field House Sour Wheat Gose, which is one of the tastiest interpretations of the style we’ve ever had. It’s incredibly refreshing.
As Victoria’s craft beer specialty store, we load our fridges and shelves with an ever-changing selection of the best local and international brews.
Lots of new stuff rolled in over the last couple of weeks, including a ton of new brews in tall (473ml) cans. We have such a great selection now that we have decided to offer a 5% discount for buying a mix of any four or more cans! Check out our dedicated fridge—you’re sure to find something for whatever you’re in the mood for.
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.
We’re days away from opening our new store, but we wanted to keep you up to date on all the latest craft beer arrivals in the meantime. We also wanted to reveal that one brand new aspect of our store will be Cook St.
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.
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!).
We’re going full speed ahead on our move to our new location at 304 Cook Street, but that means that things are a little chaotic around the store at the moment. We’re still getting new product, though January does tend to be a little slower. And even though we have dismantled and moved our fridge to our new location, we still have some chilled product in some temporary fridges.
Things have finally slowed down, as far as new releases, as we get closer to the end of 2017. We did get a couple of old favourites back from Four Winds and Hearthstone, and we also got a brand new one, ‘Old Red’ red ale, from new brewery Bad Dog, out in Sooke. Pick up something new to try in the new year! Start 2018 with a fresh palate.
It’s the last mad rush before the holidays and the great craft beer continues to roll in. If you need some holiday gift ideas, allow us to suggest a craft beer gift box, one of our many Big Beers-Small Bottles (great stocking stuffer), or even a gift card.
And now onto the new items:
Fuggles & Warlock Rei Boysenberry Sour 6.
We want to start this week’s tasting notes post with a plug for our BEER MAIL program. We have a brand new delivery van and, as of last Friday, we have started offering FREE shipping for Victoria area BEER MAIL deliveries, so giving the gift of BEER MAIL will be even easier than ever! Our latest BEER MAIL offering with some tasty, limited edition holiday treats is on sale now at this link.