Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Oct. 23

Since so many of our new craft beer arrivals are tall cans, we wanted to just reiterate that anytime you buy four or more of these 473ml cans, you get a 5% discount! You can use one of our handy plastic widgets to snap together your own custom mixed 4-pack. Great way to try several new brews at once! We have everything from IPAs to sours to lagers and much more!

Now onto the new stuff!

Coronado Island Vibes Passionfruit Sour 4.5% 355ml (San Diego ,CA)
Pours a cloudy golden yellow colour. Tart passionfruit and juicy lemon/citrus notes on the nose. Passionfruit, lemony acidity and a bit of grainy malt on the palate. Balanced finish.

Backcountry Berry Doesn’t Fall Far From the Bush 5% 473ml (Squamish, BC)
Pours a bright rhubarb red colour. Bright floral berry notes on the nose. Juicy tart berry notes on the palate. Tart but balanced.
Backcountry Suck It Trebek Double Dry Hopped Pale Ale 5.5% 473ml (Squamish, BC)
Pours a cloudy pale yellow-orange colour. Citrus, mandarin and spice notes on the nose. Sweet and hoppy on the palate with notes of mandarin/orange and other citrus notes and low bitterness.

Luppolo Serie Selvatica Gose with Black Lime 4.4% 473ml (Vancouver)
Pours a murky pale orange-yellow colour. Notes of lime, spice, funk and citrus on the nose. Big carbonation. Juicy citrus and tart lime notes on the palate with a hint of salt. Dry finish.
Luppolo Serie Selvatica Wild Saison with Pear 6% 473ml (Vancouver)
Pours a hazy pale orange-yellow colour. Bold pear, orchard fruit and saison spice notes on the nose. Drinks very dry with notes of spiced pear, pepper and a hint of tartness on the finish. Great saison!

To Øl Sur Citra Dry Hopped Sour Pale Ale 5.5% 473ml (Denmark)
Pours a hazy golden yellow colour. Notes of funky tropical fruit, lemon and grapefruit on the nose. Good acidity on the palate, with notes of grapefruit and lemon juice, a creamy mouthfeel and good carbonation.

Yellow Dog Blended Reality 5% 750ml (Port Moody, BC)
Pours a slightly hazy orange-yellow colour. Tart peach yogurt notes the nose. Juicy sour peach notes on the palate with a splash of vinegar and a long tart malt finish.

Spinnakers Framboise Raspberry Sour 6.6% 500ml (Victoria)
Pours a rosy pink-orange colour. Floral rose and raspberry notes on the nose. Sour raspberry notes on the palate with hints of brett funk and lasting acidity.

Moody Fresh Hopped Pilsner 5.2% 473ml (Port Moody, BC)
Pours a clear golden yellow colour. Notes of skunky cannabis and crackery/biscuity malt on the nose. A touch sweet on the palate with bright, fresh floral and spicy hop notes and classic pilsner malt notes. Nice bitter crispness on the finish!
Yellow Dog Little Dog Syndrome Fresh Hop DIPA 8.2% 473ml (Port Moody, BC)
Pours a deep golden yellow colour. Bold hop notes of onion, white wine, resin, pine and spice on the nose. Sweet and boozy with spicy pine, tropical fruit and earthy fresh hops.

Phillips Triple Dry Hopped Lager 5.2% 473ml (Victoria)
Pours a rich golden yellow colour. Hint of cannabis on the nose with notes of bready yeast and biscuit/cracker. Dry, crackery and crisp with a hint of fruit. Well-made and clean.

Dageraad 6° Lacto-fermented with Cherries 7% 650ml (Burnaby, BC)
Pours a red-tinted chestnut colour. Muted aromas of brown sugar and dark fruit on the nose. Tart pie cherries, brown sugar and Belgian yeast spice on the palate with a dry/tart cherry finish. Complex and tasty.

Moon Under Water Oranje Maan Imperial Mandarin Wit 8.2% 650ml (Victoria)
Pours a bright lemon yellow colour. Classic spicy/savoury witbier notes on the nose with a smack of booze and bright orchard fruit. Tart on the palate with lemon, mandarin and clove/coriander notes and very dry finish.

Twin Sails Con Leche Horchata-Style Stout 7.5% 473ml (Port Moody, BC)
Pours a black coffee colour with red tints. Char, espresso grounds and ashtray notes on the nose. Huge coffee notes on the palate with rich lactose creaminess. Rich, sweet and strong.
Moody Lusty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout 5.6% 650ml (Port Moody, BC)
Pours a black coffee colour. Sweet notes of milk chocolate and vanilla on the nose. Sweet and creamy on the palate with notes of chocolate brownie and vanilla. Rich and satisfying.
Yellow Dog Chew Toy Coconut Porter 5% 473ml (Port Moody, BC)
Pours a dark chocolate brown colour. Classic porter notes of chocolate, coffee and smoke on the nose. Notes of toasted marshmallow, chocolate and coffee with a balanced coconut note lingering on the finish.

Persephone Brew the Change Mocha Porter 6.1% 650ml (Gibsons, BC)
Pours a dark chocolate brown colour. Espresso, smoke and dark chocolate notes on the nose. Fairly light bodied with rich notes of espresso and chocolate and a dry finish.

Fernie Single Hop El Dorado IPA with Lemongrass 6.4% 6pk (Fernie, BC)
Pours an orange colour. Huge floral lemon and spice hop notes on the nose. Creamy mouthfeel with tasty pine and lemon hop notes and a good bit of bitterness on the finish.

Superflux Double Infinity (Eureka) 8% 473ml (Vancouver)
Pours a hazy golden yellow colour. Ripe tropical fruit notes on the nose. Complex and delicious notes of tropical fruit, pine and melon with a hint of spice. Big bitterness on the long finish.
Coal Harbour Spaghetti Western Double IPA 8.6% 473ml (Vancouver)
Pours a burnt orange colour. Juicy citrus and bubblegum notes on the nose. Big tropical fruit, citrus and grapefruit peel notes on the palate with a hit of booze and a bitter finish.
Parkside Fuzzy Wuzzy Peach IPA 7.2% 473ml (Port Moody, BC)
Pours a burnt orange colour. Juicy ripe peach and stone fruit  notes on the nose. Big stone fruit and bubblegum notes on the palate. Light-bodied with a bitter finish. 

Ravens Andromeda Galaxy IPA 6.8% 473ml (Abbotsford, BC)
Pours a golden yellow colour. Funky hop notes on the nose. Sweet, fruity, boozy and spicy on the palate with a big bitter finish.
Ravens Corsair DIPA 8.5% 650ml (Abbotsford, BC)
Pours a burnt orange colour. Boozy notes of sweet citrus, melon and tropical fruit on the nose. Big, sweet and boozy on the palate with Creamsicle, citrus and spice notes.

Russell Miami Rice Hazy IPA 7% 473ml (Vancouver)
Pours a hazy orange-yellow colour. Sweet citrus fruit and spice notes on the nose. Sweet on the palate with notes of juicy stone fruit and a saké-like mouthfeel and lightness. Easy to drink.
Fernie Stratus Hazy IPA 6.5% 473ml (Fernie, BC)
Pours a clear (not hazy) golden yellow colour. Bold tropical fruit and melon notes on the nose. Juicy tropical fruit on the palate with big bitterness on the dry finish.