Limited Releases, New Beers, New Breweries, OH MY!

It’s been a while for us… but we’re happy to say that we are BACK and the craft beer blog will be bringing you more of our favourites and give you the lowdown on the selection that we’ve handpicked to bring into our store! Buckle up, because this week we’ve got LOTS to show you.


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THIS ONE’S A SMASH
(…literally)

Last year this Limited Edition SMASH (single malt and single hop) beer hit the shelves from TWA Dogs in Victoria and we loved it so much we had to bring it back as soon as we could this year! For this beer, the simpler the better — it’s loaded with notes of mango, papaya, pineapple, guava … you might as well call this good eating! We are LOVING the new label this year which just gives one more reason to grab this seasonal gem while it’s hot (just kidding, our fridge keeps this bad boy real cold)!

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DON’T BLINK OR YOU’LL MISS IT

Another limited release that we’ve brought back from last year is the Day-Blink Simcoe Pale Ale from Twin Sails Brewing in Port Moody. This beer might trick you into thinking it’s summer with the refreshing apricot and peach flavour. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be summer to enjoy this juicy pale ale. Get it now, because Spring is taking it’s time to visit us here in BC and we need to find sunshine somewhere.

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BOOMBOX BREWING GETS US “TURNT UP”

Boombox Brewing from Vancouver is fairly new to our store, but ever since we’ve started carrying their beers they have been one of our greatest hits (pun intended). Last week we got their new Laser Illusions IPA which is heavily dry-hopped, holding some juicy tropical notes without the bitterness. What makes this beer stand out is they added some lactose and flaked oats to make it velvety and a little sweet. Ultra Deluxe isn’t one of their new brews, but new to our store and it’s gold for good reason (it’s won a lot of awards!)… Grab it STAT for a good tropical/citrus IPA.

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NEW BREWERY ALERT:
SILVER VALLEY BREWING

Close to home in Maple Ridge, we just HAD to start carrying these tasty products. This brewery loves their English-style beers and we hope that you will too! We brought in three of their brews in 4-packs to offer something for everyone: “Jetpacks was Yes” West Coast IPA, “Like the Sun” Golden Ale, and “The Lion” ESB. Dying to try them all? We can single out almost ANY of the 4-packs of craft beer — ask one of our helpful staff members to help out!

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OOPS, THEY DID IT AGAIN… AND WE’RE HAPPY THEY DID!

Another beloved Limited Release hit our shelves from Fieldhouse Brewing in Abbotsford, and we are so happy we could get our hands on this one again. We LOVE sours and we LOVE IPAs, so this one was always bound to be a crowd favourite at Lickman Liquor. It skips all bitterness because it’s dry-hopped and gets straight to that juicy, sour taste that we all love. If you’re a fan of strong and hazy beer, you’re gonna jump for joy when you taste this local legacy.

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TAKE ME AWAY… TO PICK UP STEAMWORKS BREWING

If you were at our Valley Wine Fest a couple weeks ago, you were probably lucky enough to try out the Hazy Pale Ale long before we got it in stores! We did — and we fell in love. If you haven’t had your chance to fall, your chance is here. We’ve got this beer in single tall cans at the moment… but I can’t guarantee it’ll be for long! With these dreamy sunset cans and the tropical and citrusy goodness of this Pale Ale, these are gonna fly off our shelves (no, not on a hot air balloon).

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SAW SOME STRANGE FELLOWS IN THE LIQUOR STORE… THEY LOOKED QUITE UNFAMILIAR

Oh, did you think I was talking about some people? I meant the brewery. Strange Fellows Brewery from East Van dropped off their Brett Brown Ale the other day and we are excited to share this one with you! This dark beer has aromas that cannot be beat: cherries, chocolate and vanilla. Just like the unfamiliar, it’s complex and earthy. Stop by and discover The Unfamiliar!

That’s all for this week… but I think we’ve given you quite the homework! Come try it all out and visit back next week for the lowdown on more new arrivals.