friends, abject apologies for my absence of late
i am in the midst of having a website made (check out the progress)
and there have been some issues with integration with the blog
which locked me out of the blog for a time
(and there were the holidaze and all that jazz in there mucking stuff up too, i can't blame the website for my whole absence...)
hopefully it's all back to normal from here on out
oh, except for the fact that i'll be going away for a couple of weeks in a couple of weeks
but more about that later

in the meantime, here are some lovely beers that have been arriving at legacy liquor store in vancouver over the past few weeks:

Phillips Brewing Black Jackal Imperial Coffee Stout - $6.95

This sweet little collaboration between Phillips Brewing Co. and 2% Jazz Coffee Co. is as dark as the underworld Anubis himself guards. Rich and roasty on the nose with intense aromas of espresso bean and dark malt, on the palate even more roasty espresso and of course roasted malt come through. A nice dry finish wraps this dark elixir up, the perfect partner brew for those that love all things dark.

Evan Doan | Beer Team | Legacy Liquor Store

Wolf Brewing Imperial Maple Stout- $9.95

From the city of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island comes a Maple Stout of darkest brown. Its bouquet is slightly smoky with robust notes of coffee, maple syrup and a touch of chocolate, while on the palate this full-bodied stout is mouth-coating with big flavours in play—coffee and a whole lot of maple highlighted by smoke and chocolate. Enjoy this brew, but take it slow because this Brewmaster’s Reserve will knock your socks off.

Chris Bonnallie | Beer Supervisor | Legacy Liquor Store

Brasserie Dieu du Ciel Dernière Volonté - $16.95

A Belgian IPA from Quebec—what more could you ask for? This cloudy, unfiltered gem is peachy and blond in colour; exotic fruits own the nose with ripe nectarine taking the forefront bolstered by plum and apple. Lively and fresh on the palate, with notes of citrus and hop that eventually wrap up dry, crisp and refreshing, this simply amazing Belgian-inspired beer is both complex and ridiculously refreshing.

Joel Wilson | Beer Team | Legacy Liquor Store

Granville Island Barley Wine - $10.35

Our friends down on Granville Island have crafted the perfect robust brew, amber in colour with big notes of vanilla, toffee, burnt brown sugar and bruised fruit. The palate closely resembles the bouquet, but with a more prevalent appearance of hazelnut. Enjoy this treat today or let it age and drink later, but make sure you grab a bottle before it’s gone because this brew is perfect for keeping you warm in cold weather.

Evan Doan | Beer Team | Legacy Liquor Store

Central City Imperial Porter - $16.15

Originally only available at Central City, this stunning porter comes in 650ml bottles ready to please the palate. As dark brown as one can get without being black, it has a nose that packs a boozy punch with a nice hop and biscuity malt. Delicate roasted malts and American hop harmonize perfectly with the upfront alcohol, making it the perfect brew for sipping on a rainy January afternoon.

Chris Bonnallie | Beer Supervisor | Legacy Liquor Store

Shmaltz Brewing Death of a Contract Brewer - $8.85

Celebrating the birth of their new brewery and the end of contract brewing, Shmaltz Brewing has carefully crafted another fine beer deep black in colour with amber highlights and a hoppy, roasty nose featuring everything from earthy hops to roasted coffee malts and so much more. The flavour profile lives up to the nose with more citrus, pine, spice, roasted malts, chocolate, caramel and anything else you’d want in a celebratory beer that’s a real treat for anyone.

Joel Wilson | Beer Team | Legacy Liquor Store

Lighthouse Desolation Oyster Stout - $7.55

When oysters hit the brew something magical happens and a new frontier of flavour is reached. A deep and opaque brown in the glass with a touch of salinity that fades as it warms up into notes of roasted malts and soy, this brew is smooth with an almost vanilla-like presence, molasses and a finish fringed with oyster salinity. An excellent imperial stout and an even better imperial oyster stout.

Evan Doan | Beer Team | Legacy Liquor Store

Longwood Winters Own - $7.55

These cold winter months can chill you right down to the bone, but this winter beer will bring your temperature right back up. A German style wheat bock, this seasonal brew is malty, spicy, fruity and refreshing. Slightly cloudy with a bouquet of vanilla bean, banana and spice, all of which follow through on the palate in addition to a nice dry finish, a glass of this gem will help you shake off Old Man Winter’s touch.

Chris Bonnallie | Beer Supervisor | Legacy Liquor Store

Shmaltz Brewing Jewbelation Reborn - $15.05

No longer bound by contract brewing, Shmaltz has stepped up their game with the ownership of their very own brewery. To celebrate, they’ve brewed a huge beer with 17 different malts and 17 different hops. Nearly pitch black in colour with all sorts of chocolate, roasted malts, char, coffee and a punch of citrus on the nose, the palate of this colossal beer is all of the above with a bit more of the citrus, tangerine, orange and pine. Powerful like a black IPA, this brew is plain delicious.

Joel Wilson | Beer Team | Legacy Liquor Store


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