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Beer Available At The Strath Ale, Wine and Spirit Merchants (arranged by most recent)
Lighthouse Pacific Sunset Belgo-American Mild , Black Kettle Pale Ale , Westvleteren 12 (XII) 100, Driftwood White Bark Witbier 57, Driftwood Twenty Pounder Double IPA 97, Driftwood The Heretic 74, Driftwood Spring Rite 88, Driftwood Son of the Morning 51, Driftwood Singularity Russian Imperial Stout 98, Driftwood Sartori Harvest IPA 99, Driftwood Pilsner Doehnel 51, Driftwood Old Cellar Dweller Barleywine 96, Driftwood Old Barrel Dweller Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine 93, Driftwood New Growth Pale Ale 69, Driftwood Naughty Hildegardís ESB 98, Driftwood Mad Bruin 85, Driftwood Lustrum Wild Sour Ale 92, Driftwood Gose-Uh 79, Driftwood Fat Tug IPA 99, Driftwood Farmhand Saison 67
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Ferris (844) Burnaby, British Columbia | September 4, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice store and open late. As to pricing, I couldnít tell, not only was I pretty drunk while shopping they gave me an industry discount, which I appreciated. Not a beer geek in the place but that late mid week I donít blame them. They did have a pretty decent selection, but nothing compared to what i am used to on the mainland.
champsamp (3) Victoria, British Columbia | August 26, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great selection of whiskies and craft beer!
Stizz19 (1) Victoria, British Columbia | December 21, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I work near this store in Downtown Victoria, BC. Always. Great selection and helpful staff.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | November 27, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Dark and clean, modern store with a better than average beer selection at the rear. I popped into this seemingly best victoria beer store in the hope of finding Driftwood products Iíd not seen in Vancouver. Unfortunately, that was not the case although I was told the ESB had just run out. I ended up not being terribly impressed, but I guess on the island, there are not many places with 100+ craft beers for sale. The selection still had quite a few BC microbrews and since many of the best breweries come from the victoria area, there were plenty of those, but nothing I had not seen in Vancouver.
paco (20) Regina, Saskatchewan | March 29, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty decent place right downtown. Small store with lots of wine and spirits. Beer is in the back. They have plenty of locals and some nice imports. Some people complain about the pricing, but when a 4 pack of Old Rasputin is $23 in Regina and only $12 here, I canít complain with you. Lots of beer in the coolers and more on the shelves. It was pretty cool to see the craft brews before the generic macros. I bought the following. Sierra Nevada hop torpedo x2, Salt Spring porter, Green flash imperial ipa, Pyramid thunderhead ipa, Howe sound total eclipse of the hop for $40 something.
DuffMan (322) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | October 10, 2010
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 13/20
Long and narrow layout, with the beers at the back, some in a wall-cooler, and some displayed like fine wine. Decent enough mix of local stuff and imports, but some of it was pretty pricey. Staff were okay, but I got tired of hearing the girl at the counter bash French Canadians!
PWheatley (6) , Quebec | January 4, 2010
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Expensive, but really nice selection of local, BC and west coast beers. They also have a very nice selection of Belgian beers that I have not seen anywhere else. Their selection of east coast american beers was ok as well. Several dogfish head and brooklyn beers were also to be had. If you are looking for something different you canít go far wrong here although you will be paying a premium.
theisti (633) Leawood, Kansas | August 8, 2008| Updated September 8, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Visited during a very brief trip to Victoria. I did not have time to hit any brewpubs, asked one of the locals and they mentioned this place was the closest to the ferry. The interior was very nice, mostly a Wine shop, but does feature a couple of racks and a full cooler of beer. There were many local micro brews both available in six packs and bombers. I did not shop anywhere else, though this place seemed pretty spendy. The shop guy who helped me was knowledgeable, and very friendly.
76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
mgermani (15) Vancouver, British Columbia | July 4, 2007
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Very posh, nice decor. Beer seemed to be a bit of an afterthought, and selection was poor but prices were excellent - same price you could expect to pay for Spinnakers beers at the brewpub. A few surprises - Rogue and Canoe when I popped in - and the staff were friendly and knew what they were talking about. Will definitely pop in again.
CapFlu (216) Victoria, British Columbia | October 26, 2006| Updated July 27, 2008
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 11/20
A decent downtown bottleshop with a very limited yet unparalleled selection. I believe the prices here are better than Spinnakers - yet they are comparable. The Strath claims they are their own beer broker so I suppose theyd be able to order most anything provided the quantity is there. They also deliver locally on a bike which feeds my environmental side. Re-Rate on July 27, 2008: The Strath prices is quickly becoming the MOST EXPENSIVE beer store in BC. Compare these prices: Mill Street Coffee Porter @ the Strath $4.90 @ Brewery Creek $2.25 or check out this value for Unibroue 17 @ the Strath $11.99 @ Spinnakers $8.75. Just a heads up for those heading to Victoria this upcoming GCBF. Hopefully they will acknowledge these pricing irregularities and change if not, be warned and try to plan your trip so as to shop elsewhere. I have down-graded the Strath for this reason.
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