Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Dec. 4

We want to start this week’s tasting notes post with a plug for our BEER MAIL program. We have a brand new delivery van and, as of last Friday, we have started offering FREE shipping for Victoria area BEER MAIL deliveries, so giving the gift of BEER MAIL will be even easier than ever! Our latest BEER MAIL offering with some tasty, limited edition holiday treats is on sale now at this link.

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What’s Beer Mail? Every two weeks we put together a new and different selection of 12 large-format beers (2 bottles each of 6 different beers), which we can send to any city in BC. So, if you’re reading this from someplace that doesn’t have good access to a killer selection of craft beer like we offer, think about ordering a case from us. Or maybe you live here in Victoria, but you want to send a gift or a beery care package. Ordering is easy, safe & secure and your beer arrives well-packed and in great shape. Just click here for details: BEER MAIL.

And here’s what’s new.

Lighthouse Nightwatch Coffee Lager 5.1% 650ml (Victoria)
Pours a deep golden yellow colour. Notes of fresh, nutty cofffee beans on the nose. Soft notes of Coffee Crisp candy with the light body of a lager and crisp finish.  

Britannia Forty Fathoms Spiced Imperial Porter 7.7% 650ml (Vancouver)
Pours a black coffee colour. Fruity, spicy and roasty notes on the nose. Creamy with well integrated spice notes and hints of vanilla, dark chocolate and coconut. Yummy.

Strathcona Clover All Over Irish Stout 5% 4pk (Vancouver)
Pours a dark black-brown colour. Savoury smoke and dark roast notes on the nose. Dry and almost tart on the palate with smoke and dark chocolate notes and a dry finish.

Mt. Begbie Dr. Bart’s Selkirk Oatmeal Stout 4.9% 650ml (Revelstoke, BC)
Pours a dark black-brown colour. Notes of dark chocolate and coffee on the nose. Dry on the palate with creamy notes of coffee and dark chocolate.

Off The Rail Raybuck Irish Ale 5.4% 355ml can (Vancouver)
Pours a chestnut colour. Perfumey malt notes of candy, caramel and vanilla on the nose. Wonderfully malty and creamy on the palate with notes of fruit, vanilla and caramel

Twin Sails Vapour Wave Tart IPA with Sea Salt 6.7% 4pk (Port Moody, BC)
Pours a cloudy orange-yellow colour. Big notes of citrus and pineapple with a smack of brininess on the nose. Just a bit of acidity with juicy pineapple notes and hints of cannabis and a kiss of salt.   

Hoyne Gratitude 9% 650ml (Victoria)
Pours a copper orange colour. Notes of orange, spice and caramel on the nose. Boozy and rich, with notes of cinnamon spice, caramel, orange and roasted nuts.   

Category 12 Barrelholder Anomaly 8.9% 650ml (Vancouver)
Pours a dark chestnut brown colour. Huge boozy aromas of bourbon, caramel and chocolate. Boozy bourbon notes on the palate with hints of vanilla and complex, fruity Belgian yeast spice notes.

Driftwood Old Cellar Dweller 2017 Barley Wine 11.2% 650ml (Victoria)
Pours a deep golden yellow colour. Boozy and malty with bright cannabis and citrus notes on the nose. Sweet and boozy on the palate with well integrated citrus notes and an incredible bitter finish. Very balanced.