Another week of strong, malty seasonal brews arriving as we get closer to the holidays. These are beers that you can certainly enjoy now, or even age for a year or more. Also, coming up on Friday, our latest BEER MAIL offering with some tasty, limited edition holiday treats will go on sale.
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.
The winter warmers are really showing up now. Lots of strong, malty seasonals are landing with more on the way as we get closer to the holidays. We’re also excited to add new brews from Field House and Boom Box in Vancouver. The Boom Box pale ale sold out right away, but we will get more releases from them in the future.
Definitely more darker and heavier beers showing up this week. But then again we received Fuggles & Warlock’s popular Kiwami Plum Sour in 6pk cans, so not everything is dark and malty! Also, check out the glorious Four Winds Blackberry Jam IPA, which smells and tastes just like the name says. We’re also pleased to welcome back Base Camp brewing back to the store.
The holiday shopping season will soon be upon us and the seasonal beers will start to get darker, heavier and maltier. You can see some of that in the new releases that showed up this week. We also have a limited number of Phillips Snowcase Craft Beer Advent Calendars available, so call the store to reserve one 250-995-2665.
With all the excitement surrounding our hearing for the rezoning of the RBC Bank building on 304 Cook Street that we are planning to move into, we missed our weekly tasting notes post last week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.