St. Augustine’s

Mayor: fiulijn (16) | Taps: 40 | Bottles: 10
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Beers At St. Augustine’s

Jolly Pumpkin Maracaibo Especial7.5%10/6/2017
Twin Sails #Blessed Pale Ale5.4%10/6/2017
Reverend Nat's Sidra Bravo4.5%9/21/2017
Propolis Wyrt (2016 Field Series)8%9/21/2017
Superflux Easy Tiger4.5%9/21/2017
Twin Sails Bachelor Pad8.3%9/21/2017
Almanac / Stillwater Blueberry Jack6.75%9/17/2017
Against the Grain Kamen Knuddeln6.5%9/15/2017
The Bruery Or Xata (2015-)7.2%9/15/2017
Bruery Terreux Humulus Terreux - Mosaic6.3%9/15/2017
Moylans Midnight Ritual10%9/15/2017
Moylans Ryan Sullivans Imperial Stout (Whiskey Barrel)10%9/15/2017
Against the Grain / De Molen Bo & Luke13%9/15/2017
Funkwerks Fruition6%9/15/2017
Funkwerks Pineapple Provincial4.2%9/15/2017
Funkwerks Yuzu, Don't You?6.8%9/15/2017
Against the Grain Coq de la Marche - Wine Barrel Aged5.8%9/15/2017
Moylans Nor Cal IPA6.5%9/15/2017
Funkwerks Galaxy7.1%9/15/2017
Propolis Achillea Dubbel (2015+)7.5%9/15/2017
Propolis Urtica (2015+)7.5%9/15/2017
Propolis Fennel (2016 Field Series)6.5%9/15/2017
Propolis Litha (2016 Field Series)7.5%9/15/2017
Propolis Oceanna (2016 Wild Series)4.5%9/15/2017
Propolis Melissa (2016 Field Series)7.5%9/15/2017
Moylans Haze Craze6.8%9/15/2017
Logsdon Kili Wit5.5%9/15/2017
Trinity Hype Forager6.4%9/15/2017
The Bruery Share This: O.C.11%9/14/2017
Moylans Ryan Sullivans Imperial Stout10%9/14/2017
Moylans Little Chief5.5%9/14/2017
Trinity Thaison8.1%9/14/2017
Almanac Sunshine & Opportunity6.25%9/14/2017
Deschutes Swivelhead Red 6.5%9/11/2017
Kona Hanalei Island IPA4.5%9/11/2017
Ninkasi Dawn of the Red India Red Ale7%9/11/2017
Coronado Beach Break IPA8%9/11/2017
Boneyard BohNee IPA7%9/11/2017
Red Truck Wicked Smaht New England IPA7%9/11/2017
Ecliptic Spectra Hoppy Pilsner5.5%9/11/2017
Yellow Dog Berliner Weisse - Watermelon3.2%9/7/2017
Postmark Pineapple Ale5.2%8/31/2017
Faustino Estate Dry Apple6.5%8/31/2017
Double Mountain Pilsner5.6%8/31/2017
Le Trou du Diable Rolantide XX IPA7.9%8/31/2017
Four Winds Zomer Saison5.9%8/31/2017
Andina Ráquira5.7%8/31/2017
Deep Cove Natural High Belgian XPA6.2%8/31/2017
Doan's / Odd Society Fun Times Lucinda Cassis Kölsch5%8/31/2017
Crux Half Hitch Imperial IPA9.5%8/19/2017
Storm Fresh Raspberry IPA7%8/16/2017
Twin Sails Slam Dank7.5%8/16/2017
Main Street Grisette - Hallertau Blanc5%8/16/2017
Central City Red Racer Black Lager5%8/10/2017
Twin Sails / Backcountry Must Be Dreamin'10.3%8/10/2017
Halcyon Infinity Mirror6.5%8/10/2017
Andina Lulosa (Lulu Gosé)4%8/10/2017
Beau's Full Time IPA6.7%8/9/2017
Twin Sails Volcano King8.3%8/7/2017
Sierra Nevada Tropical Torpedo6.7%8/7/2017
Mikkeller San Diego Berliner Weisse3.2%8/4/2017
Ballast Point Sea Monster Imperial Stout10%7/30/2017
Les Trois Mousquetaires Hors Série Oud Bruin7%7/30/2017
Sixpoint Resin9.1%7/30/2017
Ninkasi Critical Hit Barley Wine10.9%7/30/2017
Parallel 49 Barrel Aged Series Barley Wine11.8%7/27/2017
Andina Melcocha Session Ale4%7/17/2017
Fuggles & Warlock Takumi0%7/17/2017
Sixpoint Global Warmer7%7/17/2017
Ballast Point NITRO Red Velvet 5.5%7/17/2017
Storm Lime and Black Pepper IPA7%7/16/2017
Dunham LaPatt Porter Robuste6%7/16/2017
Hopworks Survival 7-Grain Stout5.3%7/10/2017
Merridale Mosaic Blue6%6/30/2017
Merridale Yule Fuel Mulled Craft Cider9%6/30/2017
Merridale Hoptimized 2.06%6/30/2017
Merridale Redheaded Stepchild7%6/30/2017
Merridale Raspy Hop6%6/28/2017
Merridale Cherried Away6%6/28/2017
Merridale A Cider of Cajun Smoked Bacon6%6/28/2017
Merridale Cidre Normandie12%6/28/2017
Torchlight Broadside IPA7%6/13/2017
Steel & Oak Shiny Things IPA6%6/13/2017
Coronado CoastWise Session IPA5%6/13/2017
Hearthstone Black Pils5%6/13/2017
Fernie Sap Sucker Maple Porter - Barrel Aged6.4%6/13/2017
Deschutes The Stoic11%6/9/2017
Arrogant Bastard Ale - Bourbon Barrel7.9%6/9/2017
Arrogant Double Bastard Ale11%6/9/2017
Bomber / Moody Ales Tam O'Shanter Wee Heavy - Bourbon Barrel9.5%6/9/2017
Gigantic Mons Meg8%6/9/2017
Dieu du Ciel Chemin de Croix6.3%6/9/2017
Central City Pia Cassis Sour8.8%6/8/2017
Cascade Tangerine Dream NW11%6/8/2017
Storm Sour Cherry Stout8%6/4/2017
Central City Sour III9.5%6/4/2017
Moon Under Water A Wee Woody Scottish Ale - American Oak6.6%6/2/2017
Coronado Islander IPA7%6/1/2017
Old Yale Nanaimo Bar Amber Ale6.5%5/29/2017
Faculty 357 Rhubarb Pear Sourweisse4.3%5/29/2017

  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Ferris  (1458) Burnaby, British Columbia | September 2, 2012
Nice trendy open space, with only women working there. Great location especially if you don’t drive. Service was good, but nothing exceptional, the staff new enough about beer to make reasonable suggestions. Selection is good and is posted online, which is great. Food was above par but nothing I would come specifically for. Prices are reasonable and overall a place I would feel comfortable recommending.
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
nate2g  (1290) Boomtown!, Australia | October 6, 2013
Come here for the beer. I didn’t get a good vibe with anything else in this bar. Okay I dug the live tap feed but other than that whatever. Nice beers worth trying on tap.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
mcberko  (1065) Vancouver, British Columbia | December 16, 2010| Updated July 20, 2016
Update: After years of coming here, here are my thoughts based on many experiences:

Taplist: probably the best in the city these days, although close with Alibi -- St. Aug’s seems to get more interesting beers in more frequently.
Prices: $9.75+tax for a paddle of 4, which comes out to $11.22, plus tip. Better than Alibi for that. Their glasses, however, only come in one size (14 oz.): the local beers are typically $6.50 and the imports are typically $7.95, quite pricy overall.
Glassware: as with most local bars, they don’t give a shit about using proper glassware. All beers served in a generic sleeve glass. Tasting flights are served in 5 oz. straight glasses like everywhere else -- neither of which lend well to the aroma of the beer. The flights are often the sloppiest of pours possible, with liquid always sloshing around in the glass indents, almost never being wiped down. It would be nice to see a local establishment care about this aspect of the beer experience.
Atmosphere: it’s a sports bar and doesn’t feel like a craft beer establishment, more like that part of it was an afterthought in the design of the place.
Service: ranges from lacklustre / nonchalant to mildly friendly, with zero beer knowledge. They often take their time to even acknowledge you, let alone bring you your beer. Absolutely no samples / tastes and no single taster glasses available, which is a weak policy and unlike almost every other place
Food: as a vegan, I rarely order here as their selection is limited, though I’ve had the veggie burger a couple of times (veganizable) and it’s decent. It’s typical sports bar fare in general.
Overall: in Vancouver’s fairly weak (but improving) craft beer scene, this place ranks at the top of beer selection, but quite low on almost everything else. So I find myself grudgingly returning over and over simply for the selection, and have just learned to accept their many other weaknesses.
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
Beershine  (850) VANCOUVER, British Columbia | February 25, 2010| Updated December 24, 2011
Terrible atmosphere is made up for by the beer selection and especially the live-updated screen telling you how much is left in each keg. A corporate-owned vibe does not negate the fact that this is a decent place to drink on the Drive. Have never needed to eat here. Nothing is cheap of course. Decent selection of local and regional brews on draft and bottle. More like a sports bar with a good beer selection than a beer bar that shows sports but does have good TVs, they sometimes turn the volume on for games.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
Oakes  (821) Vancouver, British Columbia | March 2, 2010| Updated July 22, 2014
Well this place has picked it up a lot since I last reviewed it. St. Augustine’s is a solid place for beer in Vancouver, with a lot of beers that are hard to find anywhere else (except Alibi). The food is pricey for pub grub, and the atmosphere is still pretty corporate (they can’t shake the Bino’s out of the space), but it is a busy place and that keeps most of the beers turning over. They also have a live tap list showing you how much is left in each keg. That is just awesome, and that they post it on their website and even at the urinals is even better. I don’t like much about it except the beer, but they are doing an excellent job with the beer.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty  (747) Kyoto, Japan | September 16, 2017
Big place but despite being crowded out service was very competent. Tons of taps here, more than 50 now. We went for a Beer Thirst tap takeover, so all US stuff. Can't judge what the usual selection is like. Great pizzas.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Sammy  (722) Toronto, Ontario | July 29, 2011
Somewhat underrated place, visited with Brad. Lots of taps, and a good cask was tapped while visiting on a Monday. Good cross-section of B.C. and a few U.S. taps such as Deschites and Bear Republic. Reflecting some good choices. Very unique flashing video of what percentage of each beer was still available. Away from the downtown core, and not far from the best private stores. Service was instant and then not at all. The only way around this is to know what you want the second you sit down, or Ask & Wait. Quiet midway, very busy late aft when Vancouverites get off from work.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
gnoff  (709) Göteborg, Sweden | July 5, 2015
Visited late afternoon on Monday June 22, 2015. Arrived about 19:20 and stayed for a flight of 4 beers, visited with fiulijn. Big draught selection. Well working wifi. Filled with a bunch of TV:s. Could see myself go back if I was local or found myself in Vancouver again. Parking available (a few spots) on the roof.
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere  (702) Montreal, Quebec | October 10, 2012
A fine pub, certainly one of Vancouver’s best for he who looks for fine ales near busy Broadway/Commercial intersection, on the part of Commercial that is not yet very hippie. I can’t say I find the place itself all that charming. The terrace is very small and receives all the noise from the nearby skytrain. Inside, black and gray are the dominating tints, making for a relatively somber and cold atmosphere with plenty of space that seems not optimally used for a city where the rent is probably the highest in Canada. Lots of TVs showing different sporting events, giving a sports bar connotation. But then again, the service was very enthusiast, compensating a fair bit and the beer list was probably the best in the city on that day with its varied list of 40 tap lines including both classic and rarer BC offerings as well as a few goodies from Belgium, the rest of Canada and of course, the neighbouring United States. I dig their concept of a live beer menu where you get to know what % of a keg is left or what just ran out. Were I a local, I’d certainly keep track of what’s on and the status of one of the best bars in my city. That’s another plus on the service.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn  (697) Vancouver, British Columbia | August 29, 2011
I know that this place will always be second choice after the Alibi Room, because it doesn’t have the same atmosphere, and because they seem to be less beer geeks and because they came after, but indeed they upped the tap list to ~40, they too focus on local beers, they have frequent tap rotation, they are quite up to date with the beer list (and if not enough, the level of every keg is displayed on a monitor over the bar), and usually carry a couple of interesting bottles too. The Monday night cask is a plus. The price for the sampler is too high.
Now folks, even if you make me pay too much, a couple of ideas to get even better: connect your beer monitor online to allow people to know exactly what’s on (your Twitter is useless) and stock 10 different beers in the cellar, choosing among the ones that are available only if you are lucky to go to the shop at the right moment, like Barley Wines, Imperial beers etc.

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