Parallel 49 Brewing in Vancouver BC has released the 2017 versions of their two fall seasonal pumpkin beers: Lost Souls and Schadenfreude.
You can find both beers now at both private and government liquor stores across BC.
Lost Souls—chocolate pumpkin porter
The base of this beer is a robust porter that uses large amounts of chocolate malts to achieve a chocolaty flavour. Pumpkin is used in the mash along with traditional pumpkin pie spicing in the brew kettle. An English strain of yeast is used to give this beer a slightly fruity yeast-derived flavour.
- ABV: 6.5%
- SERVING TEMP: 4–8° C
- HOPS: Fuggles
- MALTS: Sup Pale, Munich Malt, Chocolate Malt
- YEAST: London Ale
- ADJUNCTS: Pumkin, Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, All Spice
Schadenfreude—Pumpkin Oktoberfest lager
Brewed as a traditional Oktoberfest Lager, this beer sets itself apart from other pumpkin ales by being light and refreshing. Pumpkin is used in the mash along with traditional pumpkin pie spicing in the brew kettle. A large portion of the grain used is Munich malt which gives a nice pie crust flavour to the beer.
- ABV: 5.0%
- SERVING TEMP: 4 – 6° C
- HOPS: Magnum
- MALTS: Sup Pils, Munich
- YEAST: European Lager
- ADJUNCTS: Pumpkin, Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, All Spice
- 6 Pack Bottles