Craft Beer Tasting Notes: March 8

We regularly post tasting notes from our Friday Staff Tasting, providing you with our take on all the latest craft beer arrivals. As the BC beer market continues to expand and grow, that will remain our focus, but we will always bring in some imports, as well as brews from other provinces when they are available. This week’s arrivals offer a good example of the mix we’re striving for. And, as always, if you don’t see something you’re looking for on our shelves when you come in, please ask, we may have it in the back.

Parkside Dawn Pilsner 4.9% 6pks (Port Moody, BC)
Pours a pale lemon yellow colour. Clean fresh notes of lemon rind and pine on the nose. Light-bodied and quaffable with a bit of spice, grass, lemon and a touch of bitterness.

Parkside Dusk Pale Ale 5.3% 6pk (Port Moody, BC)
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.

Parkside Graffiti IPA 6.9% 4pk (Port Moody, BC)
Pours hazy, rich golden yellow colour. Notes of pineapple and tart citrus on the nose. Citrus notes with a hint of pineapple on the palate with a massive bitter finish.

Dageraad/Steel & Oak The Suburbs IPA 6% 650ml (Burnaby, BC)
Pours a rich golden yellow colour. Pleasant tropical fruit notes of pineapple and citrus on the nose. Light, fruity and soft on the palate with low bitterness and abundant tropical fruit sweetness.

Gigantic High Voltage Winter IPA 5.8% 650ml (Portland)
Pours a chestnut orange-brown colour. Roasty notes of vanilla, caramel and toffee on the nose. Also rich and roasty on the palate with hints of fruit, toast and caramel.

Mikkeler Beer Geek Breakfast Stout 7.5% 650ml (San Diego)
Pours a black-brown colour. Savoury aromas of coffee, soy sauce and smoke on the nose. A hint of sweetness on the palate with creamy notes of black coffee and savoury dark malt notes. Well carbonated.

Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Grape Guerrilla 7.2% 750ml (Oregon)
Pours a copper orange colour with a hint of red. Grape hard candy notes on the nose. Oodles of grape candy notes on the palate, not too sweet.