Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Dec. 28

One major holiday down and one more to go! We hope you all had a great December and are ready to welcome 2019 next week. Whether you’re hosting some New Year’s celebrations or going to someone else’s party, we can help set you up for the evening with our amazing selection of craft beer, cider, wine and spirits! The new craft beer arrivals below may give you some suggestions, but if you stop in over the weekend, you’ll find tons of items at reduced prices (and you always get 5% off if you buy 4 or more tall cans). We can help you with food pairings, as well! Stop in and see us and get ready to send out 2018 in style!

Collective Arts IPA no. 7 Southern Hemisphere IPA 7.1% 473ml (Ontario)
Pours a hazy pale orange-yellow colour. Very juicy! Notes of tropical fruit, citrus and stone fruit on the nose. Same on the palate. Juice bomb!
Collective Arts Dry Hopped Sour with Raspberries 5.5% 473ml (Ontario)
Pours a cloudy raspberry red colour. Notes of floral raspberry and citrusy hops on the nose. Dry and tart on the palate with big sour raspberry acidity and a hit of citrusy hops on the finish.

Steel + Oak Home Body IPA 6.4% 473ml (New Westminster, BC)
Pours a hazy pale orange-yellow colour. Notes of bubblegum, spice, root beer and stone fruit on the nose. Juicy citrus and tropical fruit notes on the palate. Super solid.
Parkside Galaxy SMaSH IPA 6.8% 473ml (Port Moody, BC)
Pours a golden yellow colour. Notes of funk/sulfur, citrus and spice on the nose. Notes of earth/grass, mint and spice on the palate. Bitter finish.
Parkside Motel 5 Hop Pale Ale 5.8% 473ml (Port Moody, BC)
Pours a hazy golden yellow colour. Notes of tropical fruit and tangerine on the nose. Sweet and spicy on the palate with bright hop notes of citrus and tropical fruit. Nice bitter finish. Solid pale ale.
Backcountry 36 Chambers of Tangerine Sour 5.5% 473ml (Squamish, BC)
Pours a clear, bright orange colour. Juicy tangerine notes on the nose. Big acidity with notes of zesty, juicy tangerine and other tart citrus. Very refreshing. 

Red Collar Grumpy Monk Dark Sour Patersbier 5.9% 650ml (Kamloops, BC)
Pours a clear burnt copper orange colour. Funky aromas of earth, spice and citrusy hops on the nose. Thin on the palate with notes of smoke, earth and citrus. Tart, but not sour.

Russell Milk & Cookies Stout 6.5% 473ml (Vancouver)
Pours a dark black brown colour with a pink tint. Notes of Oreo cookies and coffee on the nose. Sweet and creamy on the palate with notes of coffee and chocolate.

Field House Pluot Amarillo Double IPA 8% 650ml (Abbotsford, BC)
Pours a cloudy orange colour. Notes of tart stone fruit and bubblegum on the nose. Tart and a bit boozy on the palate with floral notes of juicy stone fruit and a bitter finish.

Strange Fellows Krampus Abbey Dubbel 8% 650ml (Vancouver)
Pours a chestnut/burnt-orange colour. Fruity phenols on the nose with hints of root beer spice and grainy malt. Sweet on the palate with root beer spice and dried fruit flavours.