Lots of exciting developments this week. First, take note of the delicious Merridale Cider—Merri Berri, Mo’ Moro and POG—now available in tall cans (473ml)! These will be hot sellers for their great serving size and ease of portability. Plus they taste really good!
Also, you’ll see that we really boosted our selection of Collective Arts cans, which are works of art in every sense of the word—from the beer to the label art. If you purchase any two (2) of these cans you get one (1) entry to win a pair of tickets to the Great Canadian Beer Festival, Sept. 8. The drawing and an in-store tasting of these beers will happen on Thursday, Sept. 6, 4-7 pm.
Additionally, if you have some Loyalty Program points that you’re aching to redeem, we have a limited number of Great Canadian Beer Fest tickets available for both Friday & Saturday sessions. You only need to redeem 160 points per ticket.
Merridale Merri Berri Cider 6% 473ml (Cobble Hill, BC)
Pours a rosé wine colour. Spicy apple and floral berry notes on the nose. Juicy spiced apple and berry notes on the palate with pleasant sweetness and a balancing tart finish.
Merridale Mo’ Moro Cider 6% 473ml (Cobble Hill, BC)
Pours a cloudy pale pink colour. Complex potpourri of ginger, dill, citrus and clove notes on the nose. A bit sweet on the palate with notes of ginger, clove-studded orange and apple.
Merridale POG Cider 6% 473ml (Cobble Hill, BC)
Pours a cloudy grapefruit juice colour. Tropical fruit and ripe apple notes on the nose. Juicy tropical fruit notes on the palate, with citrusy acidity. Good sweet/tart balance, bit of spice. Fun!
Powell Cumulus Lupulus Triple Dry Hopped Sour 4.3% 473ml (Vancouver)
Pours a hazy pale orange-yellow colour. Bright citrus, fresh melon and resin notes on the nose. Juicy on the palate with notes of lemon acidity, floral grapefruit and tart tropical fruit.
Twin Sails Front Lawn Bench Press DIPA 7.9% 473ml (Port Moody, BC)
Pours a viscous cloudy pale orange-yellow colour. Bold notes of cannabis, tropical fruit, resin and spice on the nose. Bordering on syrupy sweetness with major fruit and spice notes. Soft mouthfeel, little bitterness. Boozy.
Steel & Oak Outdoorsy Pale Ale 5% 473ml (New Westminster, BC)
Pours a rich yellow colour. Bold fruit, citrus notes balanced by caramel malt notes on nose. Sweet up front with balancing pine and citrus notes and an earthy bitterness. Nice NW-style pale ale.
Steel & Oak Quay Side Guava Sacch Trois Pale Ale 5% 473ml (New Westminster, BC)
Pours a hazy pale yellow colour. Notes of guava and Fruity Pebbles/Fruit Loops cereal on the nose. Dry and light-bodied with light notes o guava and tropical fruit on the palate.Collective Arts State of Mind Session IPA 4.4% 473ml (Ontario)
Pours a hazy pale yellow colour. Tons of tropical fruit (pineapple) and citrus on the nose, with hints of spice. Similarly exotic and flavourful on the palate, but at just 4.4%, it’s light-bodied and crushable.
Collective Arts Life in the Clouds NE IPA 6.1% 473ml (Ontario)
Pineapple and fruit salad on the nose, dry grapefruit peel with sweet malts and a creamy, bitter finish.
Collective Arts Ransack the Universe IPA 6.8% 473ml (Ontario)
Pours a hazy rich yellow colour. Notes of juicy tropical fruit and citrus on the nose. Spicy, juicy, piney and tropical on the palate.
Collective Arts Mash Up the Jam Dry Hop Sour 5.2% 473ml (Ontario)
Pours a hazy pale yellow colour. Bright Mosaic hop notes of tropical fruit, citrus and spice on the nose. Juicy and sour on the palate with notes of citrus and spice and a dry finish.
Collective Arts Saints of Circumstance Citrus Blonde 4.7% 473ml (Ontario)
Pours a rich yellow colour. Funky floral and citrus hop notes on the nose. Bright, floral hoppy citrus notes on the palate with a bit of citrusy acidity on the dry finish.
Collective Arts Prophets and Nomads Gose 4.5% 473ml (Ontario)
Salt and sugared lemon on the nose, light-medium bodied with citrus notes and a dry, savoury finish.
Phillips Rifflandabrau Lager 5% 473ml (Victoria)
Pours a rich golden colour. Pleasant hop notes of mandarin orange and lemony citrus with hint of biscuity malt on the nose. Satisfying biscuity/crackery malt notes on the palate with nice floral hop notes and a hint of sweetness.
Bridge Bourbon Blood Orange Wheat Ale 5.5% 473ml (Vancouver)
Pours a hazy orange-amber colour. Big citrus notes on the nose with hints of caramel. Orange citrus notes dominate, backed with a substantial malty backbone & hints of bourbon. Tart, bitter finish.
Steamworks Brut IPA 6.6% 650ml (Vancouver)
Pours a rich golden yellow colour. Notes of bubblegum, tropical fruit, funk and spice on the nose. Dry and effervescent (almost creamy) on the palate with soft, bright tropical fruit notes.
Ravens x Moody Brut IPA 6.2% 650ml (BC)
Pours a hazy pale yellow colour. Juicy tropical fruit, pineapple and resin notes on the nose. Dry, light and effervescent with pineapple and citrus notes and minimal bitterness.