Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Oct. 19

We regularly post tasting notes from our Friday Staff Tasting, providing you with our take on all the latest craft beer arrivals. This was another busy week for new beers. BC breweries continue to pump out some truly excellent product. We also want to bring to your attention the “new” Postmark IPA. It has a new label and new recipe and it’s dang good. Give it a try.

Also, if you pick up four of any craft beer bombers, you’ll get a free bomber carrier (pictured below). Bring it back and fill it up again,  and you’ll get 5% off that purchase. Keep bringing it back and filling it up and keep saving.


And, remember, if you come in to the store and can’t find something we’ve written about here, please just ask. It’s probably still in the back, since we always seem to have more beer than we know what to do with.

red arrow sweet leaf IPA

Red Arrow Sweet Leaf IPA 6.3% 650ml (Duncan)
Pours a deep amber orange colour. Luscious notes of sweet orange and candied citrus on the nose. Clean and fruity on the palate with summer citrus notes a hint of booze and a nice bitter finish.

pfungstadter schwarz and weizen 4pks

Pfungstadter Weizen Hefe Hell 5.3% 4pk cans (Germany)
Pours a hazy yellow colour. Classic notes of Bavarian yeast, light banana & funk on the nose. Heavy, creamy notes of bread & citrus on the palate. Crisp, dry, delicious.
Pfungstadter Schwarzbier 5.3% 4pk cans (Germany)
Pours a clear, chestnut brown colour. Hints of chocolate and toffee on the nose. Smooth and chocolaty on the palate, light bodied and incredibly smooth on the finish.

powell st fresh hop and dunkelweizen

Powell St. Dunkelweizen 6% 650ml (Vancouver)
Pours a black coffee colour. Notes of milk chocolate and banana on the nose. Dark chocolate, tart bananas and citrus on the palate. Deliciously balanced. Two Rufus paws up from: Brent, Kyli & Glenn


Double Mountain Homestead NWPA 5.5% 500ml (Hood River, OR)
Pours a clear, bright lemon yellow colour. Funky notes  of tropical fruit and citrus on the nose. Great combo of bright torpical fruit, pine and citrus on the palate Delicious NW style pale ale. Two Rufus paws up from: David, Kevin & Chanda

postmark fresh hop and IPA

Postmark IPA 6% 650ml (Vancouver)
Pours a burnt orange colour. Classic IPA notes of pine, citrus fruit and spice on the nose. Deliciously complex on the palate with sweet and spicy lemon and fruit notes. Balanced bitter finish.

c12 subversion imperial IPA

Category 12 Imperial IPA 8.7% 650ml (Saanich, BC)
Pours a deep orange colour. Gorgeous orange, tropical fruit, mint spice and licorice notes on the nose. Big, boozy and fruity on the palate with rich notes of peach and ripe stone fruits. Fruit bomb!. Two Rufus paws up from: Adem

Moody Sublime Pineapple Hefeweizen 4.8% 650ml (Port Moody, BC)
Pours a slightly hazy light yellow colour. Very fresh and fruity notes of citrus and pineapple in the nose. Tart and dry on the palate with notes of sour pineapple and citrus. Very refreshing and light.