Sauce Hound March 2016 Newsletter: Easter Dinner Pairings

 
What to Sip With Easter Supper
The arrival of Easter means that spring has arrived. It’s the light at the end of the long dark tunnel of winter. We love it when the weather improves, there are more people filling the streets of Cook St. Village and the days continue to grow longer.

Easter weekend brings family and friends together to celebrate the season and eat and drink well.

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Sauce Hound Newsletter Feb. 2016: Our Super Bowl Party Picks

Our Super Bowl Party “Pick-Six” Drink Recommendations

Even if you’re not the most devout fan of NFL football, the Super Bowl is a spectacle to behold. It’s estimated that more than 160 million people in 180 countries will tune in for this Sunday’s match, Super Bowl 50, between the Carolina Panthersand the Denver Broncos in Santa Clara, California.

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Sauce Hound Newsletter Jan. 2016: Craft Beer For Wine Drinkers

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Sours: The Champagne of Beers 
This is typically both a time of reflection on the previous year, as well as an opportunity to look forward to great things ahead.

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Sauce Hound Newsletter December 2015: Gift Ideas For the Naughty & the Nice

Sure, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also the most insane, chaotic and, yes, stressful. But we can help you alleviate at least some of that nuttiness with our amazing selection of craft beer, our carefully selected wines (most of which are in that $15 to $35 sweet spot) and our great array of artisanal spirits.

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Sauce Hound October Newsletter: Extreme Beer With The Beast IV

After doing three sold-out Extreme Beer Tastings in the first six months of 2015, we are finally back with our fourth—just in time for Halloween. We are as excited as ever to be teaming up with a new partner, Discovery Coffee in Oak Bay, for this one on Thursday, October 22, at 7pm.

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Sauce Hound Sept. Newsletter: Giveaways Galore!

Festival Season Means Great Giveaways!
Summer may be coming to a close, but the first few weekends of September are when some of the best festivals happen in Victoria. We’re talking about the Great Canadian Beer Festival, Sept. 11-12 and Rifflandia music festival, Sept. 17-20.

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Sauce Hound Aug. Newsletter: More Than 80 Ways to Celebrate IPA Day

For the last few years, the first Thursday in August has been recognized around the world as International IPA Day. It’s a day to celebrate the hop-heavy India Pale Ale style that has played a major role in the meteroic rise of craft beer. Where a mere decade ago a BC-made IPA was a rarity, there are very few local breweries that don’t make one.

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Sauce Hound July Newsletter: Hot Picks For Cooling Off In Summer

Is there anything better than summer in Victoria? The weather’s great, there’s so much going on and the evening light seems to go on and on. It’s the best time to be outside on Vancouver Island, whether you’re on a patio, camping or out for a picnic. While our staff picks for July take all this into consideration, they are also a bit on the eclectic side—just like the staff who chose them.

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Sauce Hound June Newsletter: Craft Spirits Are Big in BC

In Cocktails or On the Rocks
BC craft spirits are a great local choice
Craft beer is not the only beverage experiencing a revolution right now. There is an abundance of craft-made spirits—from Gin to Rye—being distilled right here in BC. We have an extensive selection of these small-batch, artisanal spirits currently in stock and are always looking for new producers.

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Sauce Hound May Newsletter: Sunny Forecast For Spring Sips

This is an exciting time for both wine and craft beer—two of our favourite things, for sure. The craft beer world continues to grow and evolve and it’s been an exciting adventure to keep up with it all. One trend we’ve noticed (and we like) is the gradual move away from “everyday” beers in 650ml bombers.

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