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Beer Available At Firefly Fine Wines and Ales (arranged by most recent)
Samuel Smiths Handcrafted Organic Fruit Apricot 93, Borg Bríó Nr. 1 26, Lindemans Faro 80, Samuel Smiths Handcrafted Organic Fruit Raspberry 82, Driftwood Old Cellar Dweller Barleywine 97, Rogue Dead Guy Ale 92, Central City Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Porter 91, Gavroche 87, Royal Jamaican Alcoholic Ginger Beer 11, Moon Under Water Creepy Uncle Dunkel 56, Grimbergen Cuvée Ambrée / Double (Dubbel) 85, Bush de Noël (Scaldis Noël) 97, Corsendonk Christmas Ale 98, Brooklyn Local 1 97, Echigo Stout 71, Little Creatures Pale Ale 96, HeBrew Bittersweet Lennys R.I.P.A on Rye (Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged) 98, Yukon Arctic Red 80, Olde English 800 3.2 n/a, Phillips Twisted Oak Scotch Ale 83
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Ferris (212) Burnaby, British Columbia | January 13, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A good craft beer shop but nothing notable. Lots of their beer is right by a huge window, so if you worry about light struck beer this may be a bit worrying. They have a cooler as well but again in all a good shop but nothing notable.
nate2g (541) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | October 5, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
A large walk-in cooler greets you with many beers. They carry 6-packs, cans and singles too. I grabbed a couple of cans on special (ha!) to go, which was nice to have refreshments while walking around outside. Staff were friendly though the lady behind the counter looked at me suspiciously.
Rastacouere (651) Montreal, Quebec | October 10, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Just a few minutes away from brewery creek which is probably a better store, Firefly is nevertheless worth a visit if you can spare the time. Indeed, the selection is of course mostly similar, but there are quite a few complements. In fact, the BC selection I believe was greater at Firefly than Brewery Creek. When you enter, you’re in a cleanly laid out, spacey, modern wine store with an aisle of beer on the right. Make sure to step into the walk-in cooler at the rear as this is where 90% of the beers are stocked. It is very cold in there and makes for a weird experience unless you have a winter coat as you don’t feel like hanging there for too long, yet there’s a few hundred bottles to browse through. We did not interact much with the staff, but they seemed professional enough.
Easton70 (5) , | May 21, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great store for beers from all over the world and craft beers in particular. The majority of the selection is in a walk-in cold store in the back and this is very cold. Make sure you wear a fleece or something more than just a shirt because you’ll want to spend as much time in there as possible. This is definately a store I will return to.
HenryXXX (11) British Columbia | May 1, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
This is an awesome beer store. Hands down my favorite in the city.
dresden (45) Saskatchewan | April 2, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, clean store in the bottom of a hotel. Friendly staff, well organized, good selection. Walk in cooler was packed with mostly craft beer. Close to the Canada Line, which is convenient.
GothGargoyle (17) Vancouver, British Columbia | December 18, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Spent quite some time in the beer cooler at Firefly choosing some beers. They have a good selection with a reasonable representation from around the world. I was happy to see some good Mikkeller brews there!
Seemed somewhat pricey for the imported stuff but this is BC after all!
I found the service somewhat indifferent when I was there, the cashier seemed somewhat "inconvenienced" when I wanted to purchase and made no effort at conversation.
Firefly seems a little more focused on wine rather than beer as far as events and promotions go.
Matts_Property (30) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 22, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Decent bottle store. Nice selection.
fiulijn (500) Vancouver, British Columbia | August 28, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
One very good place; as usual for the best places in Vancouver, it shares 95% of the beers with the other shops, but there are a couple of good extras here, and there are more beers than at the Maple Ridge location (don’t forget to check the walk-in cooler). Modern looking wine shop. Service doesn’t try to make you feel comfortable.
Sammy (513) Toronto, Ontario | July 29, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Not as good a selection as Brewer Creek, but still worth picking up some different choices. A large cooler room. Prices on average were higher than Brewery Creek, noticeably consistent in this regard. Some high quality stuff. Service was OK. Fancy laid out.
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