Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Feb. 22

Opening day of our new store is fast approaching, though we don’t have an exact date yet. If you’re in the neighbourhood, you may have noticed some cosmetic changes outside, including changes to the landscaping, as well as bright new bricks leading to the front entrance. We’re getting excited to open the doors to the public soon. In the meantime, here are some of the latest releases for you to purchase and add to your Loyalty Program total. (And if you haven’t signed up for our Loyalty Program yet, it’s fast and easy and you just use your phone number as your customer ID.)

Borg Brjansi Sour 4% 330ml (Iceland)
Pours a lemon yellow colour. Notes of grainy malt, raw yogurt and light spice on the nose. Fresh grapefruit acidity, vegetal notes. Light bodied and refreshing.
Borg Surtur Imperial Smoked Stout 9% 330ml (Iceland)
Pours a dark black-brown colour. Savoury notes of smoked meat, soy sauce and iodine on the nose. Intense, rich and sweet with savoury smoke and coffee notes.

Spinnakers Rubus Blackberry Sour 5.1% 500ml (Victoria)
Pours a cranberry red-orange colour. Notes of sour red berries on the nose. Bracing acidity on the palate with floral notes of wild berries and a hint of funk.
Spinnakers Prunus Plum Sour 4.8% 500ml (Victoria)
Pours a burnt orange colour. Strong brett funk notes on the nose. Sour plum & spice notes with plenty of funk and good sweet/sour balance.

Brekeriet Bridgeman Camper 4.4% 330ml (Sweden)
Pours a hazy pale yellow colour. Smoky, herbaceous and nutty on the nose. Bright, juicy acidity with subtle smoke and grainy malt notes.

Sea Cider Wolf in the Woods 9.9% 750ml (Saanich)
Pours a pale lemon yellow colour. Piney and floral hop notes with juicy apple notes on the nose. Boozy with green herbaceous conifer and apple notes on the palate.

Corsaire Galere Pale Ale 4.8% 473ml (Quebec)
Pours a rich orange-yellow colour. Sweet notes of marshmallow and caramel on the nose. Malt-forward with notes of dried fruit, citrus and a dry, earthy finish.
Corsaire Bristol ESB 4.8% 473ml (Quebec)
Pours a rich chestnut colour. Notes of caramel, chocolate and fruit on the nose. Rich notes of the same on the palate with a dry finish. Quite flavourful.
Corsaire Brown Ale 5% 473ml (Quebec)
Pours a dark mahogany colour. Fresh roasted notes of coffee, cacao nibs and dark rye on the nose. Rich, malty notes of coffee and dark chocolate with a clean, dry finish.

Samuel Smith Organic Chocolate Stout 5% 500ml (England)
Pours a dark cola brown colour. Big milk chocolate and cocoa notes on the nose. Sweet chocolate bar and cocoa notes. Rich and creamy. Deliciously decadent.

Steamworks/Blasted Church Sanctuary Saison 7.5% 650ml (Vancouver)
Pours a hazy yellow colour. A funky melange of spice and herbs on the nose. Sweet and spicy with notes of funk and tart, dry white wine.

Dageraad/Field House Wild Farm Ale 7.5% 650ml (Vancouver)
Pours a rich lemon yellow colour. Enticing notes of spice, funk and bubblegum on the nose. Herbaceous and spicy with notes of funk and tropical fruit on the palate.

Fernie Nighthawk Farmhouse IPA 6.4% 650ml (Fernie, BC)
Pours a burnt orange colour. Bright notes of orange, spice, vanilla and citrus on the nose. Dry on the palate with exotic notes of tropical fruit, licorice and spice. Hint of funk, with dry finish.

Deschutes Hop Henge Imperial IPA 8.3% 355ml (Bend, OR)
Pours an orange-yellow colour. Big citrus, grapefruit and bubblegum notes on the nose. Sweet and strong on the palate with notes of citrus fruit and a long bitter finish.
Sierra Nevada Hop Bullet Double IPA 8% 355ml (Chico, CA)
Pours a rich golden yellow colour. Notes of pine, grapefruit and hop spice on the nose. Sweet with a creamy mouthfeel and big boozy citrus and fruit notes on the palate.