Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Nov. 23

The winter warmers are really showing up now. Lots of strong, malty seasonals are landing with more on the way as we get closer to the holidays. We’re also excited to add new brews from Field House and Boom Box in Vancouver. The Boom Box pale ale sold out right away, but we will get more releases from them in the future. Also, stay tuned for a couple of special BEER MAIL offerings starting next week. We’ll also start offering FREE shipping for Victoria area deliveries.

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What’s Beer Mail? Every two weeks we put together a new and different selection of 12 large-format beers (2 bottles each of 6 different beers), which we can send to any city in BC. So, if you’re reading this from someplace that doesn’t have good access to a killer selection of craft beer like we offer, think about ordering a case from us. Or maybe you live here in Victoria, but you want to send a gift or a beery care package. Ordering is easy, safe & secure and your beer arrives well-packed and in great shape. Just click here for details: BEER MAIL.

And here’s what’s new.

Moon Under Water Copper Kettle Sour El Dorado 6% 650ml (Victoria)
Pours a deep golden yellow colour. Aromas of fresh citrus, grapefruit zest and spice on the nose. Bright fruit notes on the palate with a hint of spice and nice sweet/tart balance.

Strathcona Vienna Lager 5% 4pk (Vancouver)
Pours a brassy copper colour. Rich sweet malt notes with a hint of vanilla on the nose. Round and sweet with some honey, fruit and grainy malt notes on the palate. Bit of bitterness on the finish.
Strathcona Premium Pilsner 5% 6pk (Vancouver)
Pours a rich lemon yellow colour. Sweet cereal malt notes on the nose. Round and creamy on the palate with cracker/bread malt notes and a crisp, dry finish.

Britannia Blueberry Garden Ale 4.6% 4pk (Vancouver)
Pours a cloudy red-tinted orange colour. Bright, fresh blueberry notes on the nose. Tart and dry on the palate with pleasant blueberry notes and a bit of malt sweetness.

Field House Eastern IPA 5.5% 500ml (Vancouver)
Pours a clear copper orange colour. Sweet malty notes with orange citrus on the nose. Creamy and malty with tons of citrus fruit and a soft finish.
Field House Dark Sour 10% 500ml (Vancouver)
Pours a dark berry-red colour. Notes of berry, spice and grainy malt on the nose. Juicy acidity and big berry notes on the palate. Hides the ABV well.
Field House Lavender ESB 5.5% 650ml (Vancouver)
Pours a cloudy burnt orange colour. Sweet floral and dried flower notes on the nose. Fruity, malty and earthy with a bitter finish and a hint of floral lavender.

Twin Sails Woke Up Like This Imp. Spelt Porter 7.5% 4pk (Port Moody)
Pours a dark brown-black colour. Rich chocolate, coffee and dark roasty malt notes on the nose. Sweet with coffee, chocolate and dark rye notes on the palate.

Boombox Arcade Glow Pale Ale 5% 4pk (Vancouver)
Pours a cloudy pale yellow colour. Notes of dank cannabis, pineapple and resin on the nose. Soft mouthfeel with lush, exotic hop notes of cannabis and tropical fruit, low bitterness.

Dageraad 8° 8.9% 650ml (Burnaby, BC)
Pours a cloudy orangey brown colour. Notes of rich, sweet candied fruit and booze on the nose. On the palate it’s sweet up front with notes of dried dark fruit, spice and booze. Bite of refreshing acidity on the finish.

Howe Sound Sea to Sky Honey Wheat Wine 11.2% 750ml (Squamish, BC)
Pours a rich copper orange colour. Sweet, boozy and malty on the nose. Sweet on the palate, as well, with deep malt notes of caramel and brown sugar and a kiss of creamy honey. Boozy!

Merridale Yule Fuel Mulled Cider 9% 1L (Cobble Hill, BC)
Pours a rich golden yellow colour. Comforting, homey notes of baked apple and pie spice on the nose. Sweet on the palate, with baked apple and spice notes. Like liquid apple pie.