Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Nov 27–Dec 3 (36 Beers)

My girlfriend came back from a month-long trip to visit her family in El Salvador, so we had some drinking to catch up on. There were about another 30 beers sampled at the Christmas Craft Beer Show, but I didn’t take notes on those.

Bottles & Cans


Palate Wrecker by Green Flash Brewing Company

Big notes of pine and citrus over a bready malt base. Lots of earthy bitterness that lingers.

Barrel Aged Belgian Tripel by Ravens Brewing Company

Definite notes of dark fruit and spices but only a touch of oak. It finished much too sweet.

Craft Made Pilsner by Phillips Brewing Company

Pretty standard North American pils. Slightly floral nose, touch of corn on the palate, and a crisp body.

Trainwreck (2017) by Phillips Brewing Company

Really good this year. Smooth and rich with notes of vanilla, currants, bourbon, and oak.

Trainwreck Barley Wine (2016) by Phillips Brewing Company

Aged one year. Not as much bourbon character as 2017. Glad they went back to barrels.


Accusation Ale by Phillips Brewing Company

Nice example of the ESB style. Very malt-forward and light with a touch of bitterness in the finish.

Jitter Buzz by Central City Brewers + Distillers

Decent coffee stout with some roasty malt and espresso flavour. A little thin though.

Piñata Squamata by Parallel 49 Brewing Company

Really nice notes of pineapple and coconut in this Piña colada milkshake IPA. The lactose got a little chunky after settling, but rolling the bottle helped.

Sumo In A Sidecar by Evil Twin Brewing


This is a really weird idea for a beer—an apricot and umami IPA. The apricot came through but the umami made it taste a little off.

Levadura by Stillwater Artisanal

This was a really refreshing gose with notes of agave and lime plus a touch of salt.

Mexi-Gose by Odin Brewing Company

Another lightly tart Gose with notes of lime and sea salt.

Gose To Hollywood by To Øl

Really nice Gose with a touch of tropical fruit and salt. Refreshing and smooth.

G&T Gose by Anderson Valley Brewing Company


Really refreshing with notes of lemon, lime, juniper, and salt.

Pêche Mel Scaldis by Brasserie Dubuisson

Loads of fresh peach flavour with a touch of spice from the yeast. It also had hints of brandy.

Anxiety Ale (2017) by Phillips Brewing Company

Fruity esters and spicy phenols from the Belgian yeast complemented by a touch of sweetness and mild flavour from the added beetroots. I’m really glad they brought back the beets for this year’s version.

Gary’s Chocolate Orange by Central City Brewers + Distillers

Whistler Winter Dunkel this ain’t. Nothing on the nose, but hints of orange peel and bitter chocolate on the palate.

SeaQuench Ale by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery


Really thirst-quenching with tons of lime, black pepper, and sea salt. Finished really dry. Mix of three different styles that comes off like a saison.

Mera Belga by Cadejo Brewing Company

My girlfriend brought me this back from El Salvador. Not a bad Belgian Wit. It had a nice wheaty body with a touch of honey, vanilla, and zesty citrus.

Prescription Porter by Barkerville Brewing Co.

A nice chocolate porter with a mild touch of chili heat. Not sure if the chaga mushrooms added much though and the body was a little thin.

Blackberry Wheat (Sour Series) by Townsite Brewing


Really nice blackberry flavour over a grainy malt base. Just the right level of tartness and the wheat offsets the sweetness.

Space Armadillo by Twin Sails Brewing

This Sacc trois IPA was really juicy with notes of mango, pineapple, citrus and a touch of light funk. It finished nice and dry. I’ve missed this beer.

Woke Up Like This by Twin Sails Brewing

Big toasty and roasty notes of coffee, chocolate, and nuts, with a smooth and velvety mouthfeel.

Arcade Glow by Boombox Brewing Company20171202_200117

Pineapple, stone fruits, berries, lemon. This so amazingly juicy and smooth.

Juxtapose by Four Winds Brewing

Nice subtle funkiness to compliment the tropical fruit notes from the hops and the yeast esters.

Blackberry Jam by Four Winds Brewing

The blackberries in this fruited IPA balanced really nicely against the lupulin. The lactose and vanilla added a touch of sweetness and it finished oh so smoothly.IMG_20171201_143040

Home Ec by Twin Sails Brewing

This Tirimisu stout had notes of vanilla, chocolate, coffee, cookies, and cream. It was sweet and decadent. Phenomenal!

2×4 DIPA by Melvin Brewing

Incredibly hop-forward with notes of pine, citrus, and tropical fruit over a light malt base. Lingering grassy bitterness.

Honorary non-Craft Mentnion

Pilsener of El Salvador by Industrias La Constancia

The national beer of El Salvador. Crisp body with a touch of corn. Not mind-blowing, but way better than Corona.

Green Flash Tap takeover at Smiths Pub

West Coast IPA by Green Flash Brewing Company


Floral nose, with tropical fruit, citrus, and pine on the palate. Nice bitter finish.

Le Freak by Green Flash Brewing Company 

A nice hoppy triple with citrusy hops and spicy phenols.

Imperial IPA by Green Flash Brewing Company

Piney resin, a touch of tropical fruit and grapefruit, and a boatload of dankness.

Soul Style by Green Flash Brewing Company

A nicely balanced IPA with a tropical fruit nose accompanied by citrus notes and biscuit malt.

Tangerine Soul Style IPA by Green Flash Brewing Company

Really nicely expressed tangerine to complement the hops. Nice and juicy.


Passion Fruit Kicker by Green Flash Brewing Company

Slight citric acidity with notes of passion fruit and a hint of tea with a rich mouthfeel and a dry finish.

Ideal Belgique by Green Flash Brewing Company

Beautiful roasty malt, with fruity esters, spicy phenols and hops, and brown sugar. Rich and decadent.

Divine Belgique by Green Flash Brewing Company

Fruity esters and spicy phenols complemented by zesty European hops over a rich pale malt base.


BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Sept 4–10

Do you have an event happening this week that you’d like to see listed? Feel free to send me an email.

For a full list of events, check out my Facebook page

Sept 5: Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover

Portland Craft, Vancouver, BC; 17:00–1:00

On Tuesday, September 5th, all the way from Chico, California we will be hosting the legendary Sierra Nevada for an exclusive Tap Takeover! This is the first time we’ve hosted this groundbreaking brewery and they have some special stuff lined up for us! Admission is free and the beer starts pouring at 5pm!

Event website


Sept 7: KPU Brewing Info Night at Moon Under Water in Victoria, BC

The Moon Under Water Brewery & Pub, Victoria, BC; 18:30–20:30

Ever wondered about a career in the craft beer industry?

The explosion of craft beer’s popularity is creating a huge demand for educated, trained brewers. Whether you’ve always dreamed about opening your own brewery or are looking for a career change, join us for the KPU Brewing Info Night on Sept. 7th at Moon Under Water Brewery & Pub to learn how the KPU Brewing & Brewery Operations Diploma can help you get there!

You’ll have the opportunity to meet with KPU Brewing faculty to learn more about the program. As well, some of our KPU Brewing grads and current students will be on hand to answer questions. If you’re curious about the KPU Brewing Diploma or a career in the industry, be sure to join us for a glass at the Moon Under Water Brewery & Pub. Pre-registration required.*

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) offers the only university diploma in brewing in BC and is the first Canadian institution recognized by the Master Brewers Association for a standard of excellence in brewing education.

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Sept 7: Doan’s and Gladstone Tap Takeover

Smiths Pub, Victoria, BC; 17:00–1:00

To get you in the mood for Great Canadian beerfest, our friend’s at Doan’s and Gladstone, plus Brewers Supply Group are teaming up to takeover some taps the night before it starts.

Both breweries will be doing a collaborative beer with Brewers Supply Group as well as offering up some of their own beers for you to try.

Gladstone is a staple stop if you are heading through Courtenay and Doan’s is a go to on the Yeast Van circuit.

Pop by to whet your whistles and prepare for an amazing GCBF weekend.

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Sept 7: Little American Beer Festival Kick Off Party

The Drake, Victoria, BC; 11:30–23:59

We are kicking off our 3rd annual LABF with a showcase of Green Flash/Alpine/Cellar 3 beers!

The List…

Green Flash – Le Freak
Green Flash – GFB Blonde
Green Flash – Passionfruit Kicker
Green Flash – Soul Style
Alpine – Duet
Alpine – Windows Up
Alpine – Hoppy Birthday
Cellar 3 – Devine
Cellar 3 – Ideal

Event website


Sept 7: 10 Brewery Cask Night

The Churchill and Garricks Head, Victoria, BC; 17:00–1:00

Couldn’t make it to Beer Fest? Don’t worry we got you covered! The Churchill and Garricks Head are teaming up with 10 B.C breweries to bring you the ultimate cask night! Each brewery will be bringing their own unique style and you can bet there will be something for everyone.

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Sept 7–9: The Official, Un-Official Beerfest Afterparty

Swan’s Brewpub, Victoria, BC; 20:00–23:59

We’re taking residency at Swans Brewpub for the 25th Anniversary of the Great Canadian Beer Festival!!!

Join Parkside Brewery, Russell Brewing and Mt. Begbie Brewing for an afterparty at the Swans Public House of epic purportions…

Don’t miss Happy Hour All Night, the Party People Sound Solutions DJ’s, Eight Guest Taps and all the Brand New Brews from the team at the Swans Brewery!!

Parkside on tap:

  • Motel Five Hop Pale Ale
  • Graffiti IPA
  • Dimwit
  • Dawn Pilsner

Russell On tap:

  • Lemon Raspberry Radler
  • Grapefuit Punch Bowl IPA

Mt Begbie on Tap:

  • White Knuckle White IPA
  • High Country Kolsch (2017 World Beer Awards Gold)

Swans on Tap:

  • YYJ Common
  • Coastal Wit
  • Muy Hoppy IPA
  • Guilty Pleasure Rspberry Blonde
  • Indy Lager

Event website


Sept 7: Hearthstone x Stillwater Beer Pairing Dinner

Billy Miner Alehouse & Cafe, Maple Ridge, BC; 18:00–22:00

Join us for a beer pairing Dinner and Tap Takeover at Billy Miner Pub. The tap takeover and dinner will feature Hearthstone and Stillwater Artisanal beers. The dinner will include 6 beers and 5 courses for $65 including Tax and Gratuity. Brought to you by The Springs Group & BeerThirst.

If you have a dietary restriction please contact Milly Miner through eventbrite before buying tickets.

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Sept 8–10: Little American Beer Festival

The Drake, Victoria, BC; 11:30–23:59

To compliment the Great Canadian Beer Festival we will be hosting our 3rd Annual Little American Beer Festival.
Showcasing the best US beers we can get our hands on.

Event website


Sept 8: GCBF Friday

Royal Athletic Park, Victoria, BC; 16:00–21:00

The Great Canadian Beer Festival is celebrating 25 years! Returning to Royal Athletic Park in Victoria on Friday Sept 8th, 4-9pm (*new hours) and Saturday Sept 9th, 12-5pm. Tickets are on sale NOW! $40 plus tax. 66 breweries and 2 cideries, *new VIP cask tent with 7 additional breweries, food vendors, live entertainment and more!

Tickets are $40.00 for Friday or Saturday (incl tax) plus fees and includes your taster glass, program and BC Transit Get Home Safe bus ticket. They can be purchased in advance online or at the *Ticket Rocket Box Office (101-804 Broughton Street, Victoria Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm). *Subject to availability.

TOKENS: One token per tasting. Tokens cost $1.50 each for a 4oz taster. Available for purchase on-site, cash only.

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Sept 8: Aslan Tap Takeover

HandleBar Cafe and Apres, Whistler, BC; 17:30–0:00

Come hang out with Bellingham, Washington’s Aslan Brewing Co. in Whistler. Try several of their organic beers on tap, your chance to score some sweet swag and meet the team!

Beers on tap:

Batch 15 IPA
Dawn Patrol Pacific Ale
Classic Light Lager
Ginger Rye
Fraise Du Bois – Saison
Disco Lemonade – Berliner Weisse
Schweinhaus – Anniversary IPA
The Cranberries – Wheat IPA

Event website


Sept 9: GCBF Friday

Royal Athletic Park, Victoria, BC; 12:00–17:00

The Great Canadian Beer Festival is celebrating 25 years! Returning to Royal Athletic Park in Victoria on Friday Sept 8th, 4-9pm (*new hours) and Saturday Sept 9th, 12-5pm. Tickets are on sale NOW! $40 plus tax. 66 breweries and 2 cideries, *new VIP cask tent with 7 additional breweries, food vendors, live entertainment and more!

Tickets are $40.00 for Friday or Saturday (incl tax) plus fees and includes your taster glass, program and BC Transit Get Home Safe bus ticket. They can be purchased in advance online or at the *Ticket Rocket Box Office (101-804 Broughton Street, Victoria Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm). *Subject to availability.

TOKENS: One token per tasting. Tokens cost $1.50 each for a 4oz taster. Available for purchase on-site, cash only.

Event website


Sept 9: Andina Brewing tap takeover

Smiths Pub, Victoria, BC; 17:00–2:00

Smiths is very excited to have the much talked about Andina Brewing Company come to Vic to pour some of their amazing beers as the finishing touch for the Great Canadian Beer Fest.

Located in (Y)East Van on Powell Street, Andina focuses on making great beers with an ode to their Colombian heritage. They have created some awesome beers with ingredients from South America and will be showcasing a number of them for all of us at this event.

As an added bonus, we are teaming up with them to make a special collaborative brew for this evening and may have another surprise in store for you.

Make sure to save some room for some great beers on this night!

Event website


Sept 9: Untapped On Tap (12 Tap Takeover)

The Guild Freehouse, Victoria, BC; 18:00–02:00

We are tapping some incredible, specialty kegs from:

• Microbrasserie Dieu du Ciel;
• Brasserie Dunham;
• Microbrasserie Le Trou du Diable;
• Beau’s All Natural Brewing ; and
• introducing Halcyon Barrel House

Join us after Great Canadian Beer Festival to keep the beer, and fun, flowing.

Dieu du Ciel Lineup:

-Peche Day Special Stout (on nitro)
-Equinox Printempts (barrel aged maple syrup scotch ale)
-Rosee D’Hibiscus

Event website

Sept 9: Barkerville Brewing Brewmasters’ Dinner

Crooked Goose Bistro, Victoria, BC; 19:00–22:00

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Sept 10: VI Brewing Double Product Launch Party

Roy’s Towne Pub / “The Roy”, Courtney, BC; 12:30–17:30

Join us at Roy’s Towne Pub / “The Roy” on September 10 for your first chance to taste our new fall seasonals:

– Royston Rye IPA
– Burton Ale **Collaboration with Gladstone Brewing Co.**

The VI Brewing team will be there with samples and prizes. Plus, you can enjoy the annual SPCA Fundraiser chili cookoff, going on at the same time!

Event website


Sept 10: 5 Course Driftwood Brewing Beer Pairing Dinner

Townhall Public House, Maple Ridge, BC; 18:00–21:00

Our chef will prepare a 5 course dinner, perfectly paired with 5 Driftwood Brewery Beers

Click here to see the menu:

*Please note: online ticket purchases are subject to service charges, whereas in-store ticket purchases are not

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Craft Beer Tasting Notes for the Week of May 8–14 (43 unique beers)

Look, I’m not an alcoholic! I swear, I just enjoy a good drink!

It was a big week with some incredibly special beers that I shared with some wonderful people.

Some of these notes are understandably brief… quantity over quality, I guess.


Bois Sauvage by Townsite Brewing

Mild farmhouse funk and tart acidity. Cherry and other fruit on the palate. Super dry finish.

Barrel Aged Cassis Saison by Ravens Brewing Company

Mild tartness with tones of blackcurrant, a touch of merlot, and notes of dark fruit, oak, and tannin.

Baroque Belgique by Green Flash Brewing Company

Foamy as hell. Brett funk on the nose, funky and moderately tart on the palate with lots of peppery spice, and bready malt.

Gulden Draak Brewmasters Edition by Brouwerij Van Steenberge

Smooth and delicious. Sweet malt that and Belgian yeast with notes of vanilla, banana, pear, clove, whisky, and oak.

Street Legal IPA by Twin Sails Brewing

Pine, citrus, and a touch of floral and tropical. Light biscuit malt. Well balanced and crushable. Not mind blowing, but a great standard IP

Rainbow Machine by Superflux Beer Company

Pineapple-forward tropical fruit notes, complement by citrus, pine, a touch of dank, and light biscuit malt. Wonderful NE DIPA.

Quaywi Sour by Bridge Brewing Company

Mild citric acidity with a light hint of kiwi. A bit one-dimensional.

Quayside by Steel & Oak Brewing Co.

Succulent guava and kiwi, with a touch of light funk and tartness from the Saccromyces Trois. So refreshing and crushable. Dry finish.

Zwarte Wheat by Townsite Brewing

A delicious dark wheat beer, with lots of sharp wheat notes and caramel malt.

Wild Dark Currant Sour // Coolship Collaboration Series 03/04 by Field House Brewing Co.

Rich dark fruit notes with tart acidity and moderate Brett funk.

A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale by Lagunitas Brewing Company

This bottle was a little old, but it tasted super malty with dark fruit notes like a barley wine.

Apricotopus by Parallel 49 Brewing Company

Citric acidity provides tartness throughout. The apricot tastes like sour patch kids. Mild saison spice. Not as good as I remember from previous years.

Hazy Daze North East IPA by Howe Sound Brewing

They got the juicy tropical fruit flavour right, but I don’t see much haze. It’d called Hazy Daze FFS.

Tide & Vine Oyster Stout by Silversmith Brewing Company

Strong oyster flavour complements a roasty malt body with hints of coffee and chocolate.

Un-smoked Porter by The Parkside Brewery

Toasty malt notes of chocolate, caramel, grain, bread, nuts, and toffee. No smoke!

Axes of Evil by Gigantic Brewing Company

Nicely hoppy pale with a citrus, floral, and tropical note. Biscuity malt.

VanderGhinste Oud Bruin by Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste

Very gentle acetic sourness with notes of cherry, raspberry, and chocolate.

The Eldorado Single Hop IPA by Fernie Brewing Company

Apricot, peach/nectarine, lemon, and some vegetale qualities from the lemongrass. Light biscuit malt.

Park Life Passionfruit Ale by Bomber Brewing

Tart, but not sour. Well represented passionfruit flavour with hints of mango and papaya. Smooth and sweet.

On Tap

Fresh Squeezed IPA by Deschutes Brewery

Juicy as it gets. So much citrus, with a touch of tropical, pine, and floral aroma. Fresh to Death!

Stockholm Syndrome by Brassneck Brewery

Funky nose, tartness on the palate, tropical fruit, crackery malt, dry finish.

Milk Stout Nitro by Left Hand Brewing Company

Tons of delicious roast malt character, with coffee, chocolate, and nuts. Just a touch of hop bitterness. So smooth and creamy.

Elemental Series Dry Hopped Sour by Category 12 Brewing

Tangerine and honeydew melon on the nose from the hops, with mild tart lactic acidity. Light and refreshing.

Socially Distorted by Boombox Brewing Company

Floral and fruity nose with citrus and pine on the palate and an earthy bitterness. Smooth and easily drinkable. Delish!

Old Chub by Oskar Blues Brewery

Malt-rich with notes of caramel, brown sugar, molasses, dark fruits, and chocolate.

Gose by Powell Brewery

Mild citric acidity. Touch of salt. Light and easy drinking.

Otra Vez by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Tart and salty with a touch of lemon rind, pear, and grapefruit.

Backbone Stout by Boneyard Beer Company

Rich and creamy with with tons of chocolate and coffee/espresso flavour. Desert beer!

Fruitlands (Tropical) by Modern Times Beer

Light bodied and mildly tart with gentle tropical fruit flavour and saltiness.

Nectarous Dry-Hopped Sour by Four Winds Brewing

Papaya, mango, guava. Tarts and lactic sour. One of the best dry-hopped sours out there. I wish they’d do the P49 Nectarface collab again.

Juxtapose by Four Winds Brewing

Nice subtle funniness to compliment the hops. Not as aggressive as a pure Brett, but more complex.

Pomona by Four Winds Brewing

Batch #1 aged a few months. Strong notes of apricot and nectarine with a touch of funk and red wine.

Blóðberg by Four Winds Brewing

Very interesting. The sourness overpowers the Saison yeast, but the plums come though. I’d like to taste a non wild version.

Pilsner by Four Winds Brewing

Spicy noble hops and crackery malt. Well made for a pilsner, but what can you really say?

Mother’s Day Sour Keys Berliner Weiss by Moon Under Water Pub & Brewery

Holy hell. This tasted just like sour keys. The sourness was subtle, but it was fruity AF. slightly dry finish. Heat pre bike ride beer!

All the Right Moves by Twin Sails Brewing

Juicy as a mother fucker. Tropical fruit and citrus with biscuit malt. Smooth, creamy, and dangerously crushable.

Pitch Black Chamomile Black Pilsner by Swans Brewery

Interesting. It’s pretty much a Schwarzbier with roasty notes of coffee and chocolate and a subtle floral quality from the chamomile.

Guilty Pleasure Raspberry Blonde Ale by Swans Brewery

Smooth and refreshing with strong raspberry flavour. Touch sweet.

Abbey Tripel- Batch #0004 by Swans Brewery

Not bad. Decent bit of figs, prunes, apricot, banana, and bubblegum.

IPA NE Style- Batch #0032 by Swans Brewery

Well, it was hazy, but it tasted like soap.

Les Quatre Surfeurs de L’Apocalypso by Le Trou du Diable

Now that’s a white IPA. Smooth and dry with resin, pear, and lychee on the nose.

Citrus Zest IPA by Pfriem Family Brewers

Citrusy and a tad tart with notes of melon and papaya

Saison Du Champignon by Gigantic Brewing Company

Saison yeast spice with oyster muchrooms. Like eating fried mushrooms.

Parallel 49 to Release Volume 3 of Brews Brothers Collaboration Mixed Pack

3f3e0676-3556-4db1-8777-71b01abed00a.jpgParallel 49 Brewing in East Vancouver has announced the imminent release of volume three of their Brews Brothers collaboration mixed pack.

The theme of this year’s pack is “old school hip hop,” and will contain collaboration brews they made with four West Coast US breweries, being Gigantic Brewing Company (Portland, OR), Green Flash Brewing (San Diego, CA), 49th State Brewing (Anchorage, AK), Scuttlebutt Brewing Company (Everett, WA).

This year’s volume is unique in that previous volumes have contained 12 355ml bottles, whereas this year’s contains four 650ml bottles. I expect this is to do with the logistics of collaborating with US breweries.

This year’s pack will be released on February 28th and if it’s anything like the previous two volumes, you will not want miss it!

See the full press release below:

09812cce-b13f-4ffe-829c-9b92042ef75b.jpgParallel 49 Brewing Company Announces Release of Brews Brothers Volume 3 Mixed-Pack on February 28th, 2017

East Vancouver’s Parallel 49 Brewing Company is partnering with four American breweries for an old school hip-hop-themed collaboration mixer pack

Vancouver, B.C. – February 7th, 2017 – On February 28th, Parallel 49 Brewing Company will launch their third Brews Brothers collaboration pack. Putting a West Coast, old school hip-hop spin on this year’s mixer pack, Parallel 49 Brewing Company has joined forces with four West Coast breweries based out of the United States. The mixer-pack includes four 650ml bomber-style bottles and will be available for purchase at select BC Liquor Stores and private liquor stores throughout the province.

Beer lovers can look forward to all-new, limited edition brews such as Blazing Arrow, a tawny IPA made with Gigantic Brewing Company (Portland, OR), What’s Golden, an “east meets west” IPA developed with Green Flash Brewing (San Diego, CA), Gettin’ It, a Northern farmhouse style beer made with 49th State Brewing (Anchorage, AK), and Baby Got Back, a hoppy hefeweizen beer brewed with Scuttlebutt Brewing Company (Everett, WA). All beers in the mixer-pack will pay homage to old school hip-hop songs from West Coast groups.

“As far apart as the breweries are from each other, it was neat to see how much we had in common,”said Graham With, Head Brewer at Parallel 49 Brewing Company. “The process of coming up with recipes with each brewery from the United States was surprisingly smooth. Collaborating with these breweries shed light on our similarities and allowed us to get ideas from other perspectives.”

The Brews Brothers Volume 3 mixer-pack will be available on February 28th, 2017 at select BC Liquor Stores and private liquor stores throughout the province. For more information on Parallel 49 Brewing Company please visit

About Parallel 49 Brewing Company:

Parallel 49 Brewing Company is an East Vancouver brewery brewing up some of the most unique and high quality craft beers in BC.  Since opening in 2012, their cheekily named brews have become staples amongst craft beer enthusiasts.  Staples include Filthy Dirty IPA, Gypsy Tears Ruby Ale, Jerkface 9000 Wheat Ale and WobblyPop Pale Ale.  Parallel 49 Brewing Company’s Craft Lager won gold at the 2015 BC Beer Awards and the 2016 Canadian Brewing Awards.

Visit Parallel 49 Brewing Company’s tasting room, retail store, and restaurant, set to reopen this spring at 1950 Triumph Street in East Vancouver. Parallel 49 6 packs, 12 packs and limited release bottles are available at private and government retailers across British Columbia.