Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Aug. 24

Every week we post tasting notes from our Friday Staff Tasting, providing you with our take on all the latest craft beer arrivals. More delicious sours arrived this week, along with Phillips’ 14th Anniversary Super Cooper Anniversary Ale. Also, please remember that if you read about something here you can’t find in the store, be sure to ask and/or check the Beer in the Back chalk board.

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Also, next time you’re in the store, pick up a copy of the latest issue of the Growler Craft Beer Handbook. It’s an amazing resource for BC craft beer. Best of all, it’s FREE.

tofino hunter and gatherer

Tofino Hunt & Gather Blackberry & Salal Kettle Sour 4% 650ml (Tofino) $8.40
Pours a tangerine orange colour with a hint of rose. Honey and herbs with hint of blackberry, fruit salad and crackery malt. Bright notes of grapefruit and orange on the palate with earthy/woody notes on the dry finish. Two Rufus Paws Up from: Leanna, David and Brent

townsite blackberry sour

Townsite Blackberry Sour 5.5% 650ml (Powell River) $11.90
Pours a ruby rose colour. Notes of sweet berries, rustic earthiness and sweet malt on the nose. Acidic notes of malt vinegar, tart berries and grapes on the palate. Long, sour finish.

phillips super cooper 14th anniversary ale

Phillips Super Cooper 14th Anniversary Ale 11.6% 650ml (Victoria) $9.90
Pours a clear neon yellow colour. Nose offers a boozy hit of tropical mango and pineapple notes with a hint of grass. Sweet with intense booze and tropical fruit notes. Juicy pineapple notes on the solid bitter finish. Two Rufus Paws Up from: Amber