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.

Craft Beer Tasting Notes: October 20

Just as we noted in last week’s tasting notes, the new fresh-hopped beers and pumpkin ales continue to pour in. Don’t wait on picking these up as we get limited quantities, they sell fast and once they are gone, they’re gone for good. Great new releases from Bridge, Russell, Cannery, Fernie, Longwood and much more!
Townsite Blackberry Wheat Sour 5.

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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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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Sept 25

We skipped a couple of weekly staff tastings due to the Great Canadian Beer Fest and the madness of Rifflandia. But we’re back with a TONNE of new stuff! Wow! The pumpkin beers have arrived and the fresh-hopped brews are starting to roll in as well. Look for more of those to show up over the next two weeks. Lots of new stuff in cans. That seems to be the trend, even for seasonals.

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Sept. 6

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.

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Aug 28

Load up for the upcoming long weekend with some of these tasty new arrivals. If you’re a fan of crisp, perfectly satisfying and thirst-quenching European pilsners, you’ve gotta try the Crux Pilz in 6pks from Bend, OR’s Crux Fermentation (who also provided us with limited quantities of two very special rare brews from their Banished series).

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Aug 15

Can’t really say there was a “theme” to the latest craft beer arrivals, though they arrived from all over the world: Belgium, BC, San Diego and even New York City. I guess that’s sort of a theme. Style-wise, they are a little bit of everything: IPA, fruity gose, coffee blonde, spiced porter and Trappist-style quadrupel.

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Hoppy #IPADay 2017!

The India Pale Ale (aka IPA) continues to be the most popular craft beer style, so on this day every year we celebrate its continued greatness. The cool thing about the style is the way that it continues to evolve and develop into many sub-styles. A basic IPA is going to be aromatic and bold with fruit and spice (and sometimes herbal) notes on the palate.

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SAUCE HOUND Newsletter August 2017: Summer Sale Flyer

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.

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: August 1

Summing up this week’s new arrivals is pretty easy: sours, IPAs and wheat beers. Oh yeah, and one helluva tasty stout from Sierra Nevada. Some great stuff from BC, Oregon, California and even Colorado.

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