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.
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.
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.
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.
Something for everyone arrived in July! It was a busy month with new arrivals streaming in every week. We could barely keep up! We’re definitely seeing a trend in farmhouse ales happening, epitomized by the great success of the recent Farmhouse Fest in Vancouver.
Last week we had an unusual number of German-style gose beers, this week it was all about the brett-fermented wild ales. Lots of funky brews in stock now, especially the two rarities from Townsite—Bois Sauvage Wild Ale #1 and Bois Sauvage Assemblage #1—which were previously only available in the Powell River brewery’s tasting room.
The “theme” for the latest arrivals was oddly enough goses (a sour German beer brewed with coriander and a touch of salt) and IPAs. Crazy, huh? We actually tasted four goses, but only currently have the three below in stock. Well, we also have Driftwood’s Cry Me a River.
It’s hot out and our fridges are loaded with COLD craft beer (and cider and wine). Not everything listed below is chilled, but plenty is. The new brews we’ve been receiving lately are perfectly suited for the sunny weather and soaring temperatures. One that’s especially good that’s new is the Spinnakers Raspberry Lager in 4pk tall cans. That + the beach = bliss.
An interesting week for new releases. We’re always excited to get new cider from Faustino Cidery in the Okanagan and these two arrivals—Apple Plum and Apple Blueberry—are as exceptional as all of their lineup. Great flavour, wonderful balance and perfect carbonation—like a fine sparkling wine.
As Cook Street Village’s favourite mom and pop liquor store, we don’t have the budget for full-colour sale flyers or newspaper ads touting our latest sales. But that doesn’t mean that we don’t have a lot of price reductions at any given time. We currently have some great product in every single category—craft beer, wine and spirits—at reduced prices (see below).
Well, this week is a wonderful mixed bag of styles! We’re excited to have more dry-hopped sours roll in from Powell and To Øl, which is a style—when done well—that’s a great, refreshing summer drink, with tons of flavour. Though it’s seasonally a bit off the mark, we’re also stoked to have our first beer (a wonderful, strong milk stout) from Kentucky brewery Against the Grain.