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Beer Available At BC Liquor Store ( Cambie and 39th ) (arranged by most recent)
Krušovice Imperial 12° 28, Green Flash West Coast IPA (2014-) 97, Prohibition Harvest Pumpkin Spiced Ale 14, Unibroue La Resolution 97, Wells Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale 48, Smithwick’s Ale 43, Fuller’s ESB (Bottle/Keg) 96, Paulaner Original Münchner Hell (Premium Lager) 43, Beamish Irish Stout 83, Timothy Taylor Landlord (Bottle) 83, Wychwood Hobgoblin (Pasteurised) 60, Lighthouse Rhubie Ale 29, Westvleteren 6 99, Keyope Fine , Borg Bríó Nr. 1 22, Parallel 49 Defibrillator Doppelbock 28, Dead Frog The Obsidian Dagger IPA Noire 90, Central City Red Racer Imperial IPA (Red Betty) 98, Central City Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Porter 94, Parallel 49 Vow Of Silence Belgian Strong Ale 53
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MarkQ (1) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 30, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Big store, the beer selection could be a bit better... but the prices are good.
mcberko (325) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 17, 2009
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Best BCL that I know. The selection for the real beer is quite good, and the prices are as low as they go for this province. Good array of Belgians in particular.
Hoser (164) Cowtown, Alberta | February 9, 2005
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
I didn’t have the same luck as some when I went. The nice thing about this store is at least they try and if you find something on the BC website it is more than likely here.
BeerPrince (3) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 11, 2006
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Probably the best place for beer in B.C. Recently renovated although skeptically. $600 bottles of wine improperly stored in warm wannabe caves (must be government run, hell yes!) Good selection of beer though, and a staff that knows shit but willing to order weird stuff if your willing to pay for an entire case.
fletchfighters (82) , Australia | December 21, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Reasonable shop. For state controlled. Good prices, good selection across the board. Nothing in fridges which is a downer.
Good selection of imports across the board. Service was a bit non caring but so it goes with a state run shop
MrRoss (13) Delta, British Columbia | July 8, 2009
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Best government-run liquor store I’ve ever been in. Too many macro beers and not enough local craft beers. Oftern they’ll have an offering not listed on the BCLDB website.
JoeMcPhee (511) Toronto, ON, Ontario | May 18, 2005
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Lots of local micros but often sold-out of the more obscure stuff. Still, if you only plan to visit one shop while in the city, this is the place. Service is totally hit or miss.
CapFlu (205) Victoria, British Columbia | June 30, 2006
62 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
I was surprised by the limited selection as I had envisioned a beer utopia. The large Belgian selection on their website is reduced to 3 shelves of a 4’ wall. No Abbaye des Rocs? (sob!) The staff were kind but work like ants in an erratic manner. They aren’t terribly beer knowledgeable but are more than keen to form a group of three and discuss: when they last had it, whether they’d ever seen it, how to spell it and confirm that they can order it to see what happens? Belgians available: Binchoise and Caricole. Local beers available: Whistler, Nelson, Granville Island, R&B, Cannery in bottles and Bowen Island in cans.
DeanF (46) Nunavut | June 24, 2010
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 12/20
Always went here to get my beers in Vancouver. After they renovated the place some years ago as a "signature" store, the fancy whiskey section and wine area ballooned but the beer corner remained the same. It’s still one of the BC liquor store’s best places to find lots of microbrews, and on occasion a few Belgian trappists (went one day to find the shelf stocked with Orval..... bought a few. Went there a few days later, they were all gone!). If you live nearby it should be a mainstay to see what the beer procurer has come up with, and there is always something interesting on the shelves.
tiggmtl (117) Vancouver, British Columbia | May 31, 2008
56 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
It’s a bit cavernous and much of the floor space is dedicated to every wine you can get at the BCLS although there is a nice little grotto of fancy scotch if you’re into that. Servers can be slow and really treat beer as a commodity product. Selection-wise, it’s hard to fault them. If a beer is available in BC, it’s likely on their shelves unless it is only available at a specialty store or it has sold out. The good of that is at least they most likely have good turn-over of whatever you are buying so it should be relatively fresh.
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