Spinnakers releases Honey Mussel Saison

Well this is an interesting grouping of ingredients. It does sound tasty. Bottle and growler fills for sure. There is also mention of a Sour Plum ale on tap only. Sign up for their newsletter for a chance to win dinner for two and flights of beer.

Okay, maybe it’s not spring quite yet, but when our patio is full of happy beer drinkers, it sure does feel like it!
March is a fun, transitional month where we still get to enjoy a nice bold stout on a cool cloudy day, but are deep in planning for summer saisons, lagers, wheat beers and the like.

Spinnakers will be releasing a Honey Mussel Saison in early March, followed by two more seasonals by the end of the month. No rest for the wicked, or in this case, our brewers.

Dine Around and Stay in Town is well under way, with just a week left, make sure to take advantage of our amazing guest house rates and one of a kind menu options.

Don’t forget to check out all things Victoria Beer week in our community events tab below!


4 Mile has new seasonals

Not much about flavours or tastes. But their facebook fresh sheet mentions a “4anator dopplebock”, Double chocolate porter and a bourbon oak aged Scotch ale.

Good chance these will be in bottles and growler fills


Phillips release Sax in the Dark Sour

This is the second sour by Phillips. The Thorny Horn was back in November. Perhaps “Fermented Flute” or “String Bling” will come next? Regardless, it is a sour and it is available. That is all you need to know. Press release to follow.

Dark Sour Ale w/ Grape Must – 5.0% – 650mL

March 14th, 2015 – Pucker up and play the sour note! The second beer in our Sour Note series is hitting the shelves. Born as a medium bodied dark ale, Sax in the Dark is infused with grape must and augmented with lively Lactobacillus bacteria, the magical secret to sour.

Pouring a deep mahogany brown colour topped by a soft off-white head, a tangy fruit nose leads to a lively, slightly sharp tartness through the body underpinned with flavours red wine, grapes, and light toast. Finishes puckeringly dry.  This sour brew is proof that sometimes the best notes fall outside of traditional scales.

Sax in the Dark is only available from private craft-focused liquor stores for a limited time!  If you find yourself in our neighborhood this Thursday March 17th, come on by between 4-6 for a special draft tasting.