just when i had gotten my beer stash down to a manageable level
(thank you bottle-share friends!!)
they come out with the dry-hopped saison dupont cuvée
(and you know if i go in to buy just that, i will leave with a full basket)
my life is hard
newly stocked fabulous beers at legacy liquor store in vancouver:
Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping (1.5L) - $31.35
The gold standard for Saisons just stepped up their game with a dry hopped cuvée for 2013. Hazy gold in colour with superior head retention and defining aromas of pepper, orange rind and a bit of Belgian funk, on the palate of this brew can be found a near perfect marriage of rustic earth and Belgian funk, highlighted with distinct citrus rind (lemon and orange), floral notes and a touch of bready malt. This is what a textbook saison should taste like when the dial is cranked up to 10.
Evan Doan | Beer Team | Legacy Liquor Store
Sound Brewery Ursus Spelæus- $11.15
Take a short 241km drive down to Poulsbo, Washington and you’ll find a little bit of Belgium tucked inside Sound Brewery. This deep dark beer, not surprisingly, teeters on an abyss-like blackness accompanied by deep notes of roasted malt, smokiness, licorice, dark chocolate and spice. All these aromas pull through on the palate with roasted malt in the lead and a supporting cast of sugar, spice and everything nice. Get your hands on this brew and warm yourself up from the inside out.
Chris Bonnallie | Beer Supervisor | Legacy Liquor Store
Driftwood Brewery Blackstone Porter - $6.95
Boasting dangerous quaffability thanks to its low ABV, this London style porter from Victoria is brewed to impress. Dark brown in colour, with a lovely tan head, its combination of rich roasted malts, dark chocolate, nut and a touch of coffee round out the aroma, while caramel, coffee and mocha all work together to flesh out the palate. This low carbonation, medium body, low ABV offering hits the nail on the head and delivers an extremely enjoyable beer for those in need of their roasted winter malts.
Joel Wilson | Beer Team | Legacy Liquor Store