Craft Beer Tasting Notes: February 5

Before we get to our latest tasting notes, we have some big news regarding our upcoming move. In advance of our move you can now come in and sign up for our customer Loyalty Program. Sign up is easy, we just need your name, email address and phone number (which will be your “account” number going forward—no card involved!). For every $20 you spend prior to our opening, you will get one entry to our Grand Prize giveaway—an Optoma UHD 60 state-of-the-art true 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) home theatre projector with a 106 inch spring-loaded projector screen—a nearly $3,000 value! The more you spend, the more entries you get! Plus, you will begin accruing points that you can use for rewards and discounts once we are open in our new location. 

Here are the latest craft beer and cider arrivals from the last two weeks!

Backcountry Trailbreaker Pale Ale 5% 4pk (Squamish, BC)
Pours a hazy orange-yellow colour. Aromas of dank cannabis, citrus, pine and grapefruit. Similar on the palate, but very dry and light-bodied.
Backcountry Ridgerunner Pilsner 5% 4pk (Squamish, BC)
Pours a pale lemon yellow colour. Biscuity/grainy malt notes with hints of citrusy/grassy hops. Nice citrusy fruit notes, biscuity malt and crisp finish.

Upright/Superflux Jacaranda 6.25% 750ml (BC/OR)
Pours a cloudy pale orange-yellow colour. Notes of tart grapefruit, spice and pineapple on the nose. Sour, musty and funky with notes of pineapple, citrus and spice. big carbonation.

Holy Mountain The Goat 4.7% 750ml (Seattle)
Pours a hazy yellow colour. Brett funk, straw/hay, pineapple  and tropical fruit on the nose. Tart, funky and dry. Light-bodied with good acidity.

Moody Huge Citrus Pale Ale 6.1% 4pk (Port Moody, BC)
Pours a clear rich burnt golden yellow colour. Mint, herbs, funk and and spice notes on the nose. Spice, hint of sweetness, big tropical fruit and sweet citrus.

Twin Sails Lush Crush Pale Ale 3.8% 4pk (Port Moody, BC)
Pours a cloudy pale yellow colour. Spice, tropical fruit, funk and herbal notes on the nose. Sweet notes of blueberry and tropical fruit up front with a light, dry finish.

Yellow Dog/Melvin A Yellow Dog Named Melvin Double IPA 8.1% 4pk (BC/WY)
Pours a burnt orange colour. Boozy with notes of sweet malt and pineapple. Sweet and boozy on the palate with spice and fruit notes and a bitter finish.

Driftwood 2018 Singularity Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout 12% 650ml (Victoria)
Pours a black-brown colour. Notes of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, caramel and dark fruit on the nose. Big carbonation. Big and boozy on the palate with notes of caramel corn, vanilla, coconut and dark chocolate. Decadent.

Spinnakers Holliewood Oyster Stout 7.5% 650ml (Victoria)
Pours a cola black-brown colour. Sweet chocolate and coffee notes on the nose. Hint of brine on the finish with pleasant, round notes of chocolate and coffee.

Brekeriet Wild & Juicy 7.2% 330ml (Sweden)
Pours a slightly hazy lemon yellow colour. Hoppy notes of lemon candy and spice with hints of light grain and yogurt on the nose. Hoppy, citrusy and spicy on the palate with grapefruit pith bitterness on the finish. Good acidity.
Brekeriet Purple Rain 5.3% 330ml (Sweden)
Pours a cloudy cranberry red colour. Notes of yogurt, sour berries and earthy/herbal currant notes on the nose. Big acidity, very tart, with herbaceous black currant notes.
Rodenbach Grand Cru 6%% 330ml (Belgium)
Pours a chestnut orange colour. Carmelized brown sugar, nuts and earthy oak notes with a hint of vinegar acidity on the nose. Malty richness balanced with balsamic vinegar acidity. Notes of tart fruit and a bit of woody oak.
Verzet Kameradski Balsamico 12.5% 330ml (Belgium)
Pours deep rich black colour. Notes of bourbon and booze on the nose. Sweet, boozy notes of chocolate, raspberry and spice up front with a trailing acidity on the finish.

Tod Creek Island Light Cider with Kombucha 3% 4pk (Victoria)
Pours a clear pale lemon yellow colour. Notes of stone fruit, sweet apple juice and earthy mushrooms on the nose. Sweet, ripe apple notes, a hint of herbaceous and savoury/earthy kombucha and a dry finish.

Dageraad/Steel + Oak The Suburbs 2 IPA 7.4% 650ml (Burnaby/New Westminster)
Pours a cloudy grapefruit juice colour. Sweet aromas of grapefruit and tropical fruit. Crazy complex with juicy, floral citrus notes and hints of booze and funk. Dry finish.

Twa Dogs Shun the Light Scotch Ale 6.5% 650ml (Victoria)
Pours a chestnut brown colour. Aromas of chocolate, caramel and rich malt. Sweet on the palate with notes of butterscotch, caramel, booze and dark dried fruit.