new beers available at legacy liquor store in vancouver:
Back in the 1980’s before the Craft Beer boom, Mark Irvin fell in love with suds that were more than just cold. Falling head over heels for the art and science of brewing beer with character, Mark took the next step in 1993 and the Northern Lights Brewing Company was born. Following eight years of producing draft beer and self-distributing kegs to local eateries, Mark and his brewing venture moved to its current location on the Spokane River and added a pub. Skip ahead to 2012 and Northern Lights Brewing is a man stronger with John Bryant, formerly of Deschutes, Odell and Oskar Blues breweries, working together with Mark Irvin to showcase the best of what the ‘Inland Empire’ has to offer. However, not everything was so rosy. Receiving the cold shoulder and the silent treatment over a name dispute with an eastern brewery, Northern Lights Brewing Co. was reborn as No-Li Brewhouse, and a wryly named Silent Treatment Pale Ale took form. Producing beers that are globally inspired with locally sourced ingredients that manifest as crisp desirable brews, Mark Irvin and John Bryant bleed Crimson, Gray and really, really good beer.
NoLi Brewhouse Empire No. 8 Session IPA - $8.15
It might be a bit chilly right now, but keep this beer in mind when the sun comes around. This lower alcohol, hop-forward beer's subtle nutty and honey malt backbone lets the grapefruit and lemon-citrus notes of Cluster and Cascade hops shine through. Enjoy it in the sun, enjoy it with friends, but whatever you do, just make sure you enjoy it.
Joel Wilson | Beer Team | Legacy Liquor Store
NoLi Brewhouse Spin Cycle Red Ale - $8.15
A malt-dominated beer is always good for a change of scenery. This particular Red Ale is deep amber in colour with plenty of biscuit and caramel-centric malt aromas and just a touch of hops. Toasty malts are just as present on the palate with plenty of caramel, nougat and toffee to go around, leading to a bittering finish thanks to the hops. Rich and flavourful, this one nails it.
Evan Doan | Beer Team | Legacy Liquor Store
NoLi Brewhouse Jet Star Imperial IPA - $8.85
A big boy from Spokane, this brew is a hazy pale orange with a resinous nose highlighted with citrus and pine. Citrus is the star on the palate with bright hops and a bit of pine to boot. Simple, straightforward, quaffable and delicious, what more could you want from a beer?
Chris Bonnallie | Beer Supervisor | Legacy Liquor Store
i got to try the red ale at the east side beer fest, it's very irish in that the hop presence is quite low... which translates as too low for this pacific northwester!
i also tried their pale ale which i really enjoyed, but have no notes on it besides two thumbs up