newly stocked at legacy liquor store in vancouver:
The minds behind Chuckanut Brewery have quite a history when it comes to beer, establishing breweries and brewpubs across the world. Mari and Will Kempers moved to Mexico in the late 90s to start the first two Sierra Madre Brewpubs in Monterrey, and in 2001 left for Istanbul to start Turkey’s first brewpub, “Taps”. The Kempers were then asked to return to Istanbul several years later to build Turkey’s first small craft brewery. While overseas, they traveled extensively throughout England, Belgium and Germany, visiting breweries and attending several trade shows and conferences, gaining new information that they now share with their Northwest Washington community. Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen is passionate about being a sustainable member of their community and taking care of the environment. Since opening their doors in late July 2008 a movement towards Zero Waste has been implemented, recycling spent grains with local farmers, and, with their computerized brewery system, conserving electricity, water and people power! Chuckanut supports over 100 non-profit organizations in the region and continues to be a responsible neighbour to the environment, crafting classic beer styles that are not only good for you, but good for the community from which they’ve sprung.
Chuckanut Brewery German-Style Pilsner - $7.55
Sometimes a classic beer style hits the spot, and with warmer weather just around the corner this pilsner won’t disappoint. Clear and golden in hue with plenty of grassy hop and grain to keep things balanced aromatically, this brew is clean and crisp on the palate with equal parts grains and hop. Brewed to perfection, this beer will quench the thirst of any pilsner lover.
Evan Doan | Beer Team | Legacy Liquor Store
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! (God of the Sky) is not only a well-known Canadian brewery, but its brews are considered some of the best in the world. From the time it opened its brewpub in 1998 on Laurier Avenue in Montreal, Dieu du Ciel has aimed to brew the best beers possible, without compromise, to bring you a unique and intense tasting experience. No matter the production costs, the demanding labor or the difficulties that come with the production of their beer, the primary motivation is to craft original, satisfying beers. The folks at Dieu du Ciel love beer, and insist on showing it in what they brew, scorning the latest trends and brewing beers that seduce with their intrinsic qualities. Maintaining creativity by constantly experimenting with new recipes, they push themselves to improve through literature, education, travel and discussion with respected brewers and by working on their existing recipes and investing in new equipment. Simply put, at Dieu du Ciel, quality comes first.
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel Blanche du Paradis (Four-Pack) - $16.05
Blanche du Paradis is a Belgian-style Wit brewed with coriander seeds and Curaçao orange peels, the spices traditionally found in this classic style. Unfiltered and containing almost as much raw wheat as malted barley, it presents a veil of yeast and proteins that give this style its "Blanche" name. Round and light at the same time, it exhales fresh baked bread aromas, and reveals spices and citrus flavours accompanied by subtle notes of acidity from the wheat.
Chris Bonnallie | Beer Supervisor | Legacy Liquor Store
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel Aphrodisiaque (Four-Pack) - $18.75
This Quebecois brewery has been brewing gems since the day it opened on Laurier Avenue, and Aphrodisiaque is just another example of their stunning line-up. A nearly pitch black brew with a powerful nose of vanilla, dark chocolate and coffee that leaps from the glass, its palate has chocolate taking the front seat with vanilla and a touch of coffee pulling up the rear. A full, robust brew to please any stout lover.
Joel Wilson | Beer Team | Legacy Liquor Store
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel Dernière Volonté (Four-Pack) - $16.95
A Belgian IPA from Quebec—what more could you ask for? This cloudy, unfiltered gem is peachy and blond in colour with exotic fruits owning the nose: ripe nectarine takes the forefront bolstered by plum and apple. Lively and fresh on the palate, with notes of citrus and hop that eventually wrap up dry and crisp, this simply amazing Belgian-inspired beer is both complex and ridiculously refreshing.
Stefan Thordarson | Beer Team | Legacy Liquor Store