Celebrate with us all weekend long: April 5, 6 & 7
2670 Fifth Street - Quadra Village
Live Music, Grand Opening Contests, Giveaways, Food & Drink Pairings + more!
We’re very excited to bring you a brand new Cascadia Liquor Store experience!
Our Quadra Village location has proudly been a part of the Victoria community since 2009. This humble store has needed to grow to meet the needs of Victoria residents. To accomplish this, we’ve moved to a larger footprint in Quadra Village and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you.
The new location will be significantly expanded and modernized with wider aisles and a much larger selection for a better shopping experience. The store will have increased chill space, which will allow for more wine and interesting ciders & craft beers to be kept cold and ready to grab out of the fridge.
Perhaps most exciting about the new store will be its Tasting Bar. This community space will host a variety of tastings and educational events. There will be weekly tastings including some with a food component, as well as ticketed Master Classes for 15-20 people with proceeds from ticket sales going to a monthly charity partner, such as HeroWork, Power To Be or Surfrider Vancouver Island.
The new Quadra Village store will celebrate its Grand Opening on April 5-7. Visit the store that weekend to enter a contest for a Seattle Food and Beer Experience. There will also be special tastings and food pairings, as well as live music on Friday and Saturday.
We love a good beer tasting!
With so many breweries and styles to explore, it’s easy to jump head first down the rabbit hole in search of the perfect brew. Let us help you refine your palate and learn new tasting skills to help you in your quest to find your favourite beer!
The first thing to consider with any beer is the appearance - what colour is it? Is it hazy or clear? How foamy is the beer? All these things can give hints about what style to expect.
And now for the best part, taste the beer! What flavours are in the glass? Are they similar to the aromas? Do they linger long after swallowing or dissipate quickly? Our beer experts have developed this handy ‘Beer Notes’ tasting book to help you track your tastings, so you never forget a beer!
Once you’ve got an idea of how to taste, let’s consider what kind of aromas and flavours should be found in each style? The craft beer world is ever-changing as brewers are innovating with new or hybrid styles and different flavours. These new creations are rooted in classic styles that will always be important:
Driftwood Fat Tug IPA
$14.99 - 6x355ml
Big on hop flavour and bitterness, you’ll notice different profiles depending on the hops used that range from floral or fruity to piney or resinous. Bitterness is balanced by pronounced maltiness. Can’t beat this classic!
$5.79 - 650ml
This classic lager is light in colour, has a crisp finish, moderate hop-bitterness, and a very little malty character. Common flavours to look for include floral, grassiness, and light spice. Try out this local favourite!
Lighthouse Keeper’s Stout
$13.49 - 6x341ml
Old, roasted, smooth, and sweet, these dark and brooding beers are the perfect balance between coffee bitterness and chocolate sweetness. A long-time Victoria standard.
Download our Beer Tasting Notebook!
Join us at our New Cascadia Quadra Village Grand Opening Weekend and Enter to Win a Seattle Food & Drink Experience.
Enter April 5, 6 & 7 in store at 2670 Fifth Street - Quadra Village
The lucky winner will be randomly drawn for a weekend for two in Seattle featuring:
Ann’s Tips To Treat Your Sweetie
We Cascadians know how important it is to get the perfect gift for your main squeeze on Valentine’s day. We also know that finding one is easier said than done. So, we’re here to help! Whether you’re trying to impress your crush, treat your sweetie, or celebrate your true one-and-only; we’ve got you covered!
You’ve been eyeing this cutie for a while, harbouring your feelings in secret, but now’s the time to let cupid’s arrow fly and tell them how you feel. You want to spark some romance, so give them a bottle of Valley Cider Company’s Love Potion. There’s no mistaking what this bottle means, and there’s no way they’ll resist this magical cider that bursts with rose, lavender, and damiana flowers.
Valley Cider Company | Love Potion
$5.49 - 330ml
This special person is about as sweet as they come, so get them something equally luscious. You can’t go wrong with Michele Chiarlo Nivole Moscato d’Asti, a sparkling dessert-in-a-bottle with fruity aromas of peach and apricot. Pair it with fruit tarts after a romantic meal to really wow your sweetheart and win their affection for a lifetime.
Michele Chiarlo Nivole | Moscato d’Asti
$26.99 - 750ml
Maybe all this gooey love stuff is overrated, and the only person worth impressing is yourself! You’re a strong, independent cookie and you don’t need all that wish-washy Hallmark stuff to know your worth. Go ahead and treat yourself to something as special as you. Try Russell Brewing’s Milk & Cookies Stout, packed with cookies and cream goodness.