Craft Beer Tasting Notes: June 25

Our big news from last week was that we now have a ton of cool Rewards that our Loyalty Program members can redeem their points on—everything from concert tickets for local shows and festivals to fun summertime swag and lots of brewery merch (using as little as 10 points!). For all the details, go here. Redeeming is easy, just stop in, peruse our Rewards Wall or check out the list of concerts at the front counters you can use them for. We’ll check your available points, you tell us what you want and we take the points off your total—simple as that! (P.S. If you haven’t signed up for our Loyalty Program yet, c’mon in and do it; it only takes a minute.)

And now here’s the new product you can spend your money on to help you start racking up those points!

Phillips Dinosour Blackberry Sour Ale 4.2% 650ml (Victoria)
Pours a hazy watermelon colour. Notes of tart yogurt and sour dark berries on the nose. Juicy sour blackberry notes on the palate, with a touch of berry sweetness. Puckery finish.

Strange Fellows Mistral Riesling Saison 6% 750ml (Vancouver)
Pours a hazy yellow colour. Funky and floral on the nose with big white wine aromas. Bold Riesling wine notes with tart grapefruit, spice and funk notes, as well. Bitter finish. Great wine/beer hybrid!

Steel & Oak Smoked Hefeweizen 5.2% 650ml (New Westminster)
Pours a cloudy orange-yellow colour. Fresh notes of orange peel spiked with cloves on the nose and a hint of wood smoke. On the palate it’s deliciously juicy and fruity, with notes of bubblegum, smoke, citrus and clove. Robust carbonation.

Powell Staycation Double Dry Hopped Blonde with Galaxy 5.8% 473ml (Vancouver)
Pours a hazy pale yellow colour. Big citrusy hop notes, with notes of melon and bright herbs on the nose. Sweet honey, juicy citrus/fruit notes and dank cannabis, with a creamy mouthfeel.

Parkside Raspberry Gose Anniversary Ale 4.7% 473ml (Port Moody, BC)
Pours an intense opaque raspberry red colour. Intense sour raspberry aroma. Huge acidity and massive sour raspberry notes with a hint of salt on the finish.

2 Crows Pollyanna Wild NE IPA 7.3% 473ml (Halifax, NS)
Pours a cloudy orange colour. Cotton candy and big tropical fruit notes on the nose. Bit of tartness with a soft mouthfeel and good fruit notes, with a bitter finish. Good carbonation.

Driftwood Son of the Morning Strong Golden Ale 10% 650ml (Victoria)
Pours a rich orange colour. Big tropical and orchard fruit notes on the nose, with hints of fresh cut herbs. Boozy tropical fruit notes on the palate with hints of spiced pineapple and funk. Sweet & strong! 

Fraser Valley Cider Rosy 7.2% 750ml (Langley, BC)
Pours a candy apple red colour. Floral candy apple and herbal/spice notes on the nose. Initial sweetness up front with a hint of bitterness. Crabapple tartness on the dry finish. Good carbonation.