Craft Beer Tasting Notes: March 1

We regularly post tasting notes from our Friday Staff Tasting, providing you with our take on all the latest craft beer arrivals. BC beers continue to dominate the market, with tonnes of new stuff arriving weekly. Of special note this week are the three new brews from yet another killer Port Moody brewery, Parkside. What’s going on up there?? We have Parkside’s Dawn Pilsner, Dusk Pale Ale and Graffiti IPA in 6pk cans in stock. As always, when you come in, please check our Beer in the Back blackboard above the fridges to see the list of new brews that aren’t yet on our shelves. And if you come in and can’t find something you saw here, please ask!

Townsite/Gladstone Algerine Collaboration No. 1 5.8% 650ml (Powell River/Nanaimo)
Pours a hazy pale yellow colour. Nice notes of funk on the nose, with hints of minerality, tart citrus and cloves. Very spicy palate with notes of cloves, black pepper and citrus.

Parkside Dusk Pale Ale 5.3% 6pk (Port Moody)
Pours a hazy orange-yellow colour. Big hit of floral hops on the nose, with notes of pine tropical fruit, melon and cannabis. Citrusy on the palate with notes of tangerine, pine and a pleasant bitterness. Real solid pale ale.

Also Available: Parkside Dawn Pilsner 4.9% 6pk; Parkside Graffiti IPA 6.9% 6pk

Steel + Oak Weizenbock 7% 650ml (New Westminster, BC)
Pours a hazy golden orange colour. Banana flambé, brown sugar and heavy wheat on the nose. Massive wheat flavours with similar flavours of brown sugar and banana bread with a strong and slightly boozy, sweet finish.

Moon Victorious Weizenbock 8.2% 650ml (Victoria)
Pours a burnt toast brown colour. Big banana and spice notes with hints of cherry and black licorice on the nose. On the palate it’s malty, fruity and sweet with classic warming notes of clove, bubblegum and medicinal spice. 

R&B Shake Your Fruity Milkshake IPA 7.3% 650ml (Vancouver)
Pours a hazy orange-yellow colour. Major aromatic fruity hop notes of orange, cannabis and grass on the nose. Sweet with a veritable fruit salad of hop notes and little bitterness. Creamy and super-easy to drink.

Barkerville High Stakes Imperial IPA 8% 650ml (Quesnel, BC)
Pours a clear rich yellow colour. Bright citrus, sweet malt and booze notes on the nose. Big and hoppy with notes of pine, spice and sweet citrus. A bit earthy with big bitter finish.