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. Overall, 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…Read more All the Beers from the P49 / Central City Seasons Greetings Advent Pack Ranked and Reviewed

Advent Beer Review #24: Red Racer Fly by Night Porter from Central City

From the label: Keep an eye to the sky as the countdown continues, the Fly by Night porter brings warm tidings to all being smooth bodied and rich with notes of coffee, chocolate and light roasted caramel. Stats: ABV: 6% This beer pours out a dark-tan/near-black colour with a finger of cream head that fades quickly and leaves some…Read more Advent Beer Review #24: Red Racer Fly by Night Porter from Central City

Advent Beer Review #23: Gong Show from Parallel 49

From the label: Things are about to get ridiculous in here, this Belgian quad spiced with chocolate, orange and habanero will leave your taste buds ringing. Stats: ABV: 9% This beer pours out a medium amber-copper colour with a finger of white head that dissipates slowly and leaves minimal lacing. The nose is Belgian yeast esters, dark fruit, dark chocolate,…Read more Advent Beer Review #23: Gong Show from Parallel 49

Advent Beer Review #21: Rock the Bells from Parallel 49

From the label: Rock the Bells Cranberry Sour Ale is a tart and crisp ale, stuffed with cranberry flavour and a hint of brett. Stats: ABV: 7%; IBU: 20 This beer pours out a hazy amber-red colour with half a finger of beige head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing. The nose is cranberries, cherries, strawberry, biscuit malt,…Read more Advent Beer Review #21: Rock the Bells from Parallel 49

Advent Beer Review #18 Filthy Dirty Grapefruit IPA from Parallel 49

From the label: Filthy Dirty Grapefruit I.P.A. is a blend of two of our favourite brands. Our signature west coast IPA is mixed with real grapefruit juice for a sweet but tart beer with a ton of hop flavour and aroma. Stats: ABV: 7%; IBU: 76 This beer pours out a cloudy orange colour with a small off-white head…Read more Advent Beer Review #18 Filthy Dirty Grapefruit IPA from Parallel 49

Advent Beer Review #16 Bodhisattva Dry-Hopped Sour from Parallel 49

From the label: Soured by holiday consumerism? Zen out with this dry hopped sour and find your inner path to enlightenment. Stats: ABV: 7%; IBU: 10 This beer pours out a straw colour with a finger of white head that dissipates after a couple of minutes and leaves minimal  lacing. The nose is very floral and fruity, with notes…Read more Advent Beer Review #16 Bodhisattva Dry-Hopped Sour from Parallel 49

Advent Beer Review #16 Red Racer Belgian Strong from Central City

From the label: To brew a beer up to true Belgian standards takes some elbow grease , flexing some 'we can do it' muscle , this Belgian strong ale is big flavoured with dried fruit and spicy esters along side a smooth and warming mouthfeel. This beer pours out a deep brown, shoe polish colour with two fingers…Read more Advent Beer Review #16 Red Racer Belgian Strong from Central City

Advent Beer Review #15 Salty Scot Maple from Parallel 49

From the label: Strong in alcohol and with enough salt to give it some kick. Salty Scot is now more polite and better at hockey than ever before. This Canadian import pairs well with pancakes and back bacon. This beer pours out a deep maple syrup colour, with two fingers foamy cream coloured head that sticks around a long time and…Read more Advent Beer Review #15 Salty Scot Maple from Parallel 49

Advent Beer Review #14 Red Racer Three Peaks Belgian Tripel from Central City

From the label: A hard day in the backcountry deserves a beer that is warming to the soul. Candi sugar gives the three peaks a big body, smooth mouth feel, and a warming sensation as it goes down. After a long day chasing the peaks of your local mountains, settle down in front of the…Read more Advent Beer Review #14 Red Racer Three Peaks Belgian Tripel from Central City

Advent Beer Review #13 Black Christmas C.D.A. from Parallel 49

From the label: We never saw the point of sucking up to Santa all year long for a couple of measly presents. If drinking this hoppy, toasted malt CDA puts us on the naughty list, where do we sign up? This beer pours out dark brown, near black, with half a finger of tan head that hangs around for some…Read more Advent Beer Review #13 Black Christmas C.D.A. from Parallel 49