Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Regular Hours Over The Easter Weekend: Daily 10 am to 9 pm

Just wanted to post a quick reminder that we will be open regular hours, 10 am to 9 pm all weekend. Stop in and see us for wine or craft beer pairing suggestions for your Sunday meal!

Happy Easter!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Limited Burrowing Owl Red Wines Now in Stock!

It's not often we can get our hands on Burrowing Owl wines from the Okanagan, but when we do they usually go very quickly. You'll have to act fast to snag any of these beautiful big reds as we only received a small quantity of each.

2009 Merlot 
2011 Cabernet Franc

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Craft Beer Arrival Update For March!

There's never a shortage of new craft beer arrivals around here. We've put together a list of the latest ones that have landed in the last few weeks, so you can see how frequently new product is arriving. One "sleeper" you definitely don't want to overlook is the award-winning Chuckanut German Style Pilsner from Bellingham, Washington. We're also very excited to have three terrific offerings from Sound Brewing (also from Washington) back in stock. Also, please remember that if you don't see a beer that you're looking for, please ask, as it may still be in the back!

Boundary Bay, Scotch Ale 650ml (Washington) 
Breakside Salted Caramel Stout 650ml (Portland)
Brooklyn Black Ops Bourbon Barrel Stout 750ml (Brooklyn)
Brooklyn Pilsner 6-pks (New York)  
The Bruery Oude Tart Flemish Red Oak Aged Ale 750ml (California)
The Bruery Tart of Darkness 750ml (California)
Central City Thor’s Hammer Barley Wine 650ml (Surrey)
Chuckanut Brewing German Style Pilsner 500ml (Washington)
Driftwood Singularity 650ml (Victoria) 
Driftwood/Hoyne Rock Bay Mashup Baltic Porter 650ml (Victoria)
Gigantic Too Much Coffee Man 650ml (Portland)
Green Flash Black IPA 650ml (California)
Hilliard’s Blonde 4pk tall boy cans (Seattle)
Lighthouse Numbskull Imperial IPA 650ml (Victoria)
Maui Brewing Big Swell IPA 6pks (Maui) 
Moon Under Water This is Hefeweizen 650ml (Victoria)
No-Li Single Hop IPA (Amarillo) 650ml (Spokane)
Occidental Altbier 4pk cans (Portland) 
Pyramid India Pale Lager 650ml (Seattle)
Phillips Double Dragon Imperial Red Ale 650ml (Victoria) 
Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Pretzel, Raspberry & Chocolate 750ml (Oregon)
Scuttlebutt Amber Ale 650ml (Washington)
Scuttlebutt Homeport Blonde 650ml (Washington)
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barley Wine 4-pks  (California)
Tuatara Mix Pack 6-packs (New Zealand)

Estrella Damn Daura Gluten-Free 4-pks (Spain)
Elysian Manic Savant IPA 650ml (Seattle)
Green Flash West Coast IPA 4pks (California)
Hopworks 7 Grain Survival Stout 650ml (Portland)
Lagunitas Brown Shugga Ale 6pks (California)
Lagunitas Hop Stoopid 650ML (California)
Parallel 49 Salty Scott 650ml (Vancouver)
Sound Brewing Ursus Spelaeus 650ml (Washington)
Sound Brewing Humulo Nimbus Double IPA 650ml (Washington)
Sound Brewing Monk’s Indescretion Belgian IPA both 650ml (Washington)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mikkeller is Back in a Big Way!

You may remember that a few years ago we were able to carry a handful of Mikkeller beers. Their Beer Geek Breakfast was particularly popular. Eventually, however, the beers from this Danish "gypsy brewer" disappeared from our market. Well, we're excited to say that they are back in a big way. We now have a huge selection (though not a lot of each brew) of Mikkeller beers. The interesting thing about these beers is that they are made at a number of different breweries, and many—such as the Invasion Farmhouse IPA done by Anchorage Brewing—take on the distinct "house" characteristics of the brewery that made them. Try these now while they are available, as we're not sure what Mikkeller beers we'll be getting in the future.

Single Hop Citra IPA330ml

Monday, February 10, 2014

New Additions to Our Craft Beer Lineup!

Great craft beer continues to roll in from Europe, the U.S. and, of course, our local Canadian breweries. We have been packing every inch of shelf space and fridge space with as much of it as we can. Though you'll see plenty of brands that we have been carrying regularly for awhile, new ones are showing up nearly weekly. Of note in this update are No-Li from Spokane, WA; Caldera from Ashland, OR; Hornbeer from Denmark, Bockor and St. Feuillien from Belgium; and, of course, a whole swack of amazing brews from Four Winds over in Delta.



Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Amazing Craft Beer From Quebec Has Arrived!

Until recently, it has been hard to get any craft beer from Quebec other than Unibroue, and we get their stuff regularly largely due to the fact that they are owned by Sleeman. However, some incredible beers from Le Trou du Diable (who you may remember from the Great Canadian Beer Fest a couple years ago) and Dieu du Ciel have been brought into the province. We currently have two offerings from each and we expect to be able to get more in the future. These are complex, beautifully made beers that are largely Belgian influenced in style. Try some!

Dieu du Ciel Dernier Volonte Belgian IPA 4pks
Dieu du Ciel Solstice d'Hiver Barley Wine 4pks
Le Trou du Diable La Buteuse Tripel 600ml
Le Trou du Diable La Grivoise de Noel Christmas Ale 600ml

Friday, December 20, 2013

All the December Craft Beer Arrivals

We've loaded up for December and are busting at the seams with an amazing assortment of craft beer from around the world. Our staff is participates in weekly tastings and is very familiar with the product we stock, so please let us know if we can help you choose something for yourself or for a gift for your favourite craft beer enthusiast. We're always happy to make recommendations or tell you about what's new.

And, if you are looking for something that we've tweeted about or pictured on Facebook and you don't see it in the store, please ask. Dude to space constraints, we have to keep some beers in the back.

Alameda Papa Noel’s Olde Ale 650ml (Portland)
Brasserie Dupont Avec Les Bons Voeux 375ml (Belgium)
Coal Harbour Winter Woodland Wit Beer 650ml (Vancouver)
Driftwood’s Old Cellar Dweller 650ml (Victoria)
Glazen de Toren Cuvee du Angelique 750ml (Belgium)
Hoyne Off the Grid Red Lager 650ml (Victoria)
Hoyne Gratitude Winter Warmer 650ml (Victoria)
Lagunitas The Hairy Eyeball Ale 650ml (California)
Moon Under Water Wedding Belgian Triple 750ml (Victoria)
Muskoka Winter Beard Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout 750ml (Ontario)
New Belgium Accumulation White IPA 6pk (Colorado)
Ommegang Abbey Ale 4pks (New York)
Ommegang Hennepin Saison 4pks (New York)
Paddock Wood Black Cat Lager 6pks (Saskatoon)
Paddock Wood Czech Mate 6pks (Saskatoon)
Parallel 49 N2 Nitrogenated Milk Stout 6pks (Vancouver)
Parallel 49 Toques of Hazzard White IPA 650ml (Vancouver)
Pyramid Snow Cap Winter Ale 650ml (Seattle)
Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale 650ml (Oregon)
Tofino Kelp Stout 650ml (Tofino)
Townsite Biere D’Hiver 650ml (Powell River)
Upright Saison du Blodget 750ml (Oregon)

Breakside IPA 650ml (Portland)
Breakside Pilsner 650ml (Portland)
Brooklyn Chocolate Stout 4pks (Brooklyn)
Buffalo Bills Blueberry Oatmeal Stout 6pks (California)
Burnside Sweet Chili Heat 650ml (Portland)
Elysian Avatar Jasmine IPA 650ml (Seattle)
Lagunitas Little Sumpin Sumpin 6pks (California)
Mt Begbie Bob’s Your Dunkel 650ml (Revelstoke)
Orkney Dark Island 50ml (Scotland)
Rogue Morimoto Imperial Pilsner 750ml (Rogue)
Rogue XS Dead Guy 750ml (Oregon)
Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout 650ml (Oregon)
Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar 650ml (Oregon)
Salt Spring Fireside Winter Ale 650ml (Salt Spring)
Schneider Aventinus Weizenbock 500ml (Germany)