All the Beers from the P49 / Central City Seasons Greetings Advent Pack Ranked and Reviewed

Well, it certainly had its highs and lows, but here’s my overall rankings for all of the beers in the Season’s Greetings beer advent calendar from Parallel 49 and Central City.

20161206_111602-1Overall, P49 came out on top. All of their beers were much more interesting and off-the-wall, while the Red Racer ones tended to be a bit more pedestrian; however, when they did experiment with things like their imperial coffee stout and kiwi kettle sour, the results were good.

I gave P24’s Beerserker Scandanavian strong ale the #1 spot, because it was an interesting an unconventional take on a strong ale with the addition of akvavit. Also, I love vikings!

Central City’s Thor’s Hammer took #2. It would have been nice to have had a bottle conditioned rather than a bourbon barrel-aged one, but oh well. I’m surprised they played this card so early and didn’t save it till last.

It would be nice to see things mixed up with different breweries next year. A P49/Phillips calendar would be a great match. Maybe Central City and Russell or something?

Click through for full reviews.

#1 Beerserker Scandinavian strong ale – Parallel 49 – 4.25/5

#2 Thor’s Hammer bourbon barrel-aged barley wine – Central City – 4.25/520161219_032351

#3 Bodhisattva Dry-Hopped Sour – Parallel 49 – 4.25/5

#4 Filthy Dirty grapefruit IPA – Parallel 49 – 4.25/5

#7 Red Racer Jitter Buzz imperial coffee stout – Central City – 4/5

#6 Black Christmas Cascadian dark ale – Parallel 49 – 4/5

#7 Red Racer Southern Cross kiwi kettle sour – Central City – 4/5

#8 Salty Scot maple scotch ale – Parallel 49 – 4/5

#9 Top o’ the Mornin breakfast stout – Parallel 49 – 3.75/5

#10 Gong Show special Belgian quad – Parallel 49 – 3.75/5

#11 Rock the Bells cranberry sour – Parallel 49 – 3.75/5

#12 Red Racer Old School Lager – Central City – 3.75/5

#13 Mr. Needles Fir Pale Ale – Parallel 49 – 3.75/5

#14 Lil’ Red Sour Cherry Berliner Weisse – Parallel 49 – 3.75/5

#15 Anger Management Angry IPA – Parallel 49 – 3.75/5

#16 Red Racer Dopplebock – Central City – 3.75/5

#17 Red Racer Berliner Weisse – Central City – 3.75/5

#18 Smooth Rye’der Rye Lager – Central City – 3.75/5

#19 Red Racer Three Peaks Belgian tripel – Central City– 3.5/5

#20 Red Racer Wee Heavy – Central City– 3.5/5

#21 Curiosity desert stout – Parallel 49– 3.25/5

#22 Red Racer Belgian Strong – Central City– 3/5

#23 Red Racer Winter Ale – Central City– 3/5

#24 Fly by Night porter – Central City – 2.5/5

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