The Strath Ale, Wine and Spirit Merchants | Victoria, British Columbia
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The Strath Ale, Wine and Spirit Merchants
Exceptional based on 12 ratings
Type: Beer Store

919 Douglas Street
Victoria, British Columbia Canada [ print map ]
250 370 9463

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Hours: 10am-11pm daily


Mayor: CapFlu (29) | Affiliated user(s) here Synplicity | Bottles: 500ish


The Strath Ale, Wine and Spirit Merchants

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Beer Available At The Strath Ale, Wine and Spirit Merchants (arranged by most recent)
Dageraad Blonde 73, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek 90, Hoyne Entre Nous Belgian Cherry Wit , Dageraad Amber 70, Tree Rickshaw Raspberry IPA 40, Central City / Elysian Amarillo Ale I-5 28, Central City Red Racer India Style Red Ale 95, Barkerville 52 Foot Stout , Gigantic Ginormous 93, Central City Red Racer Copper Ale , Ommegang Game Of Thrones #3 - Fire and Blood 92, Ommegang Game Of Thrones #1 - Iron Throne Ale 95, Parallel 49 Hopnotist Imperial IPA 93, Ommegang Game Of Thrones #2 - Take the Black Stout 95, Straffe Hendrik Wild 96, Driftwood Belle Royale (2013 - ) 96, Spinnakers 30th Anniversary Grand Cru , Parallel 49 Wild Ride 2nd Anniversary Beer 41, Upright Gose (White Truffle) 92, Elysian Dayglow IPA 97
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12 reviews for The Strath Ale, Wine and Spirit Merchants
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  71%
 Selection  74%
 Food N/A 
 Value  60%
 Overall  71%
 Rating  73%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris  (447) Burnaby, British Columbia | September 4, 2013
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.
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
champsamp  (3) Victoria, British Columbia | August 26, 2013
Great selection of whiskies and craft beer!
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Stizz19  (1) Victoria, British Columbia | December 21, 2012
I work near this store in Downtown Victoria, BC. Always. Great selection and helpful staff.
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | November 27, 2012
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.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
paco  (20) Regina, Saskatchewan | March 29, 2011
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.
62
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan  (270) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | October 10, 2010
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!
66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
PWheatley  (6) , Quebec | January 4, 2010
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.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
theisti  (510) Leawood, Kansas | August 8, 2008| Updated June 28, 2012
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.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
mgermani  (15) Vancouver, British Columbia | July 4, 2007
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.
58
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 11/20
CapFlu  (205) Victoria, British Columbia | October 26, 2006| Updated July 27, 2008
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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