Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Jan. 28

January is almost behind us, so that means that Valentine’s Day isn’t far off. Since this is our first Valentine’s Day in our new location, we’re offering a special #bottlesandbouquets deal to help make buying something romantic for your sweetie that much easier. For $50 you get a beautiful hand-crafted bouquet and a select bottle of wine—either red, white or bubbly*. (*We’ll have a designated red, white & bubbly for this deal. You can substitute a different wine, but price for the combo will vary based on the price of the wine you substitute in.)

Even if you don’t take advantage of this heart-melting combo, you’ll find plenty of other flowers, bouquets, plants and other botanicals in our Cook St. Greenery that make thoughtful gifts to accompany your craft beer, wine or spirits selection.

And now, here are this week’s newest arrivals!

Dominion Magic Hour 6.6% 473ml (Summerland, BC)
Pours a very pale lemon/straw yellow colour. Notes of funk, bubblegum and tart apple on the nose. Dry, tart and funky. Nice and rustic and refreshing. Good dry finish.

Persephone Pink Guava Sour 5% 473ml (Gibsons, BC)
Pours a cloudy grapefruit juice colour. Strong juicy guava notes on the nose. Big guava and malty/grainy notes on the palate. Good acidity. Juicy and refreshing.
Yellow Dog x Superflux Friends With Benefits Wild IPA 6% 473ml (BC
Pours a cloudy pale yellow colour. Bold tropical, fruit, resin and citrus notes on the nose, with a hint of funk. Smells like a hazy IPA, but is much drier on the palate with pleasant citrus and resin notes, a hint of spice and a dry finish. Very drinkable!
Back Country Your Mom Goes to College Kettle Sour with Boysenberries and Vanilla 5.5% 473ml (Squamish, BC)
Pours a cloudy red berry colour. Notes of bright, juicy tart berries and a hint of vanilla on the nose. Notes of tart, juicy berries on the palate with a balancing sweetness. Juicy!
Twin Sails Shimmer Dry Hopped Sour 5.1% 473ml (Port Moody, BC)
Pours a plae, hazy lemon yellow colour. Bright citrus and hop funk notes on the nose. Aggressive carbonation. Big acidity on the palate with bright citrusy/fruity notes and lemony tartness. Slight bitter finish.
Twin Sails Wino IPA w/Riesling & Gewürztraminer 7.5% 473ml (Port Moody, BC)
Pours a cloudy, pale yellow-orange colour. Notes of juicy tropical fruit, citrus and resin on the nose. Sweet and boozy with juicy notes of tropical fruit and resin. Hides the wine well.
Twin Sails High Socks Mosaic IPA 7% 473ml (Port Moody, BC)
Pours a cloudy orange-yellow colour. Tropical fruit basket notes on the nose. Huge tropical notes on the palate with hints of melon, mint and spice.

Yellow Dog Winter Sunset Sour Cherry Bruin 6.5% 473ml (Port Moody, BC)
Pours a burnt orange colour. Notes of sour cherry, brett funk and oak on the nose. Good acidity, with plenty of body and nice sweet/sour cherry and earthy oak notes. Tart, dry finish.

Four Winds Hüft Gold German Pilsner 5.4% 4pk (Delta, BC)
Pours a rich golden yellow colour. Notes of honey, grassy hops and a hint of citrus on the nose. A bit sweet on the palate with notes of honey, grainy malt and a hop spice. Pleasantly bitter finish.

R & B Chateau Champagne Pilsner 7% 650ml (Vancouver)
Pours a rich golden yellow colour. Grainy, earthy, spicy notes on the nose. Fine carbonation, with notes of sweet, grainy malt and a bit of earthy/grassy hops. Bitter finish.

Field House x  Trading Post Boer n Bier 6% 650ml (Abbotsford, BC)
Pours a burnt, copper orange colour. Aromas of root beer, spice, stone fruit and citrus on the nose. Big carbonation with nice notes of brett funk, spice and dried fruit on the palate and a bitter finish.

Coronado Never Better DIPA 8.1% 473ml (San Diego, CA)
Pours a rich gold colour. Boozy on the nose with notes of pine, hop spice and bitter citrus peel. Big and boozy classic West Coast IPA notes of grapefruit, citrus pith and pine. Bitter finish.

Hoyne Voltage Espresso Stout 5.2% 650ml (Victoria)
Pours a dark chocolate brown colour. Chocolate and freshly pulled espresso on the nose. Roasty chocolate and black coffee notes on the palate. Rich and flavourful!

Superflux Romantic Devastation Imperial Stout 8% 473ml (Vancouver)
Pours an intense, rich black colour. Notes of bread, yeast, soy sauce and booze on the nose. Big, creamy and smooth on the palate. Notes of booze, smoke, char, coffee and dark chocolate.