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: June 18

It was another onslaught of new arrivals last week, and not just cans! There was a little bit of everything—and definitely plenty of interesting cans.

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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 5

For the first time in the six years we’ve been holding Friday staff tastings, every single one of the beers we tried (25 in all) were cans. There was not a single new arrival in a bottle of any description. Crazy, huh? There is definitely a shift toward packaging craft beer in cans, as evidenced by this week’s new arrivals from both BC and the US. This is the future of craft beer.

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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: May 15

Wow, the sunny weather has really arrived! Lots of lighter, fruitier beers have shown up, too. We received a couple of wonderful sours in cans from Luppulo in Vancouver that really hit the spot on sunny days. You can put some together in your own custom 4pk and get 5% off at the till. This way you can try a little bit of a lot of different beers.

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: May 7

Hey, we’re finally caught up and ahead of the curve (for once!) with our tasting notes this week. We had a surprising number of bombers arrive this week—some especially interesting and tasty brews from around BC and beyond. And it’s a little bit of everything—IPAs, sours, lagers.

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: April 27

So much good new stuff! Last week was a little thin, so we held over those few beers for this post. Our can selection continues to grow and don’t forget that you get a 5% discount when you buy four single cans! You can make your own custom 4-pk and try a few different brews.

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: April 20

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.

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Friday the 13th (of April) Edition

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.

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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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