Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Sept. 24

The pumpkin spice beers continue to roll in, as others sell out. If you’re a fan of this style, grab these as they arrive as they disappear quickly. We received two new ones this week from Steamworks and Fernie. You can find them in our “Pumpkin Patch” at the front of the store.

Also worth noting, Phillips has released a brand new beer for fans of maltier, darker brews: Black Magic Dark Ale. It joins our growing selection of single tall cans (473ml). We even offer a 5% discount if you purchase 4 or more of any of these cans! You can make your own mix pack!

Sea Cider Bittersweet Cider 7.2% 750ml (Saanich, BC)
Pours a rich golden yellow colour. Rustic and funky on the nose with bright apple notes. Nice acidity with tart apple notes, a bit of grippy tannin and a dry finish.

Crux Peach Farmhouse Ale 6.5% 500ml (Bend, OR)
Pours a bright rich yellow colour. Notes of saison spice, juicy peach and funk on the nose. Big saison spice notes, hint of sweet peach and hop bitterness on the finish.

Steamworks Pumpkin Ale 6.5% 650ml (Vancouver)
Pours a clear, burnt orange colour. Ginger/cinnamon heat on the nose with notes of caramel and toffee. Soft and malts with notes of pumpkin, baking spices, caramel & booze.
Fernie Ghostrider Pumpkin Brown 5% 650ml (Fernie, BC)
Pours a root beer brown colour. Pleasant chocolate and pumpkin spice notes, with a hint of citrus on the nose. Chocolate malt, burnt marshmallows and pumpkin spice on the palate Tasty!   

Phillips Black Magic Dark Ale 5% 473ml (Victoria)
Pours a dark mahogany with red tint. Notes of smoke and roasty dark grains on the nose. Caramel, dark grains, roasty malt with a bit of sweetness on the palate.

Superflux Colour & Shape IPA 6.8% 4pk (Vancouver)
Pours a pale orange colour. Round notes of melon and Mosaic hops ripe fruit basket on the nose. A touch sweet with complex, round ripe tropical fruit notes and not much bitterness.
Cannery Wildfire Black IPA 6.5% 473ml (Penticton, BC)
Pours a black coffee colour. Citrus, smoke, chocolate and booze on the nose. Roasty on the palate with notes of smoke and citrus and a bitter finish.
Twin Sails Single Life IPA 6.5% 473ml (Port Moody, BC)
Pours a pale lemon yellow colour. Big lemony citrus and ripe tropical fruit notes on the nose. Not too sweet, with spice and lemony citrus notes. Dry finish.

Moon Under Water Year 6 Barrel Aged Wheat Wine 11.9% 650ml (Victoria)
Pours a burnt orange colour. Booze and bubblegum notes on the nose. Sweet on the palate with notes of spice, Port, brown sugar and booze.