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.
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.
We missed a week of tasting notes, so we’re back with a vengeance! Lots of new brews arrived in the last two weeks, with an emphasis on big, malty brews (three coffee imperial stouts!), IPAs and sours. There were some really interesting, style-busting beers in this batch.
It was a surprisingly quiet week as far as new craft beer releases. Just a handful of new arrivals, but some good ones. Definitely check out the “new look” for Nelson Brewing on its brand new release, Passmore Pale Ale. This is a very modern take on the pale ale style—think juicy and tropical—and it’s available in 4pk tall cans featuring some really cool artwork.
If you haven’t signed up for our Loyalty Program yet you’re missing out on the opportunity to get some great Rewards. One of the main perks is you can redeem points for concert tickets at the Capital Ballroom, Royal Theatre, Copper Owl and more! In fact, here’s a list of shows coming in March that our Loyalty Programs can redeem their points for. It’s easy to sign, up too.
You’d never know that winter was still in full force with all these fruity IPAs and other fruity brews arriving. Despite the weather outside, the beer outlook is very sunny and tropical! We got some great new IPAs and pale ales as well as some brews (i.e. stouts!) more appropriate for the cold, snowy weather.
This week’s newest arrivals were almost evenly divided between IPAs/hoppy beers and sours, with a Belgian-style dubbel thrown in for good measure! Tall cans continue to be the preferred format of both brewers and craft beer drinkers and we are doing our best to put more and more of them in our fridges! And don’t forget that when you buy 4 or more tall cans, you get a 5% discount!
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 the holiday madness behind us, we’re looking forward to great things to come in 2019! It will be our first full year in our new location. We have lots of great things planned for 2019—you’ll see some changes in the store, as well as lots of cool events and tastings. And our Cook St. Greenery will be the place to get bouquets for St.
One major holiday down and one more to go! We hope you all had a great December and are ready to welcome 2019 next week.
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.