Visited them after a meal at the Spinnakers Brew Pub. Picked up 4 750 ml of single malts and the Elgood’s Captain Vancouver 250th Anniversary Ale. As a citizen of Fort George. I felt it important to test this brew. If it were not for John Jacob Astor, Captain Robert Gray, and Capt. Vancouver the West Coast beer scene may not have happened?
Went there after GCBF. After talking to the guy at the till it sounded like exhibitors had given him a better selection of beers to try than they had for sale. BC may have more brew pubs but I will take Willow Park Liquor over any other store I have been to in Canada!
Mediocre liquor store with decent wine selection and a few beers. Not really that impressive, and I stopped only on the off chance that I might find faragoule (thyme liqueur).
mgermani (15) Vancouver, British Columbia | July 4, 2007| Updated June 6, 2008
Very little selection - they had a decent amount of local beer and a smattering of Belgian beers, but almost no British beers. They were really helpful, and managed to get rid of a customer who was drunk and trying to strike up conversation with my poor wife. Beware, though, they charge a premium on Spinnakers beers - get a better selection of Spinnakers stuff for up to 65 cents cheaper per bottle at the brewpub itself, only a 5-minute walk away.
A decent selection - very impressed with the Alaskan and Elysian beers as I haven’t seen them elsewhere in the province. I know Paul Hadfield had some hand in the establishment of the Elysian (Seattle) so its nice to seen the connection is still there.
Crit (150) Surrey, British Columbia | June 14, 2006| Updated September 14, 2008
Found some interesting imports I haven’t seen in a while, and even got a couple of free glasses
Attached to the excellent Spinnakers brewpub, this is the only place in BC where I’ve seen beer that isn’t readily available at government liquor stores. I’ve managed to pick up things from Great Divide, and some bottle from Phillips that aren’t around on the mainland. You can also pick up bottles of several of their own beers that aren’t available in government stores.