Parallel 49 Brewing Releases “Hive Mind” Braggot

Parallel 49 Brewing in Vancouver, BC has released a new limited-edition brew called Hive Mind. Hive Mind is a braggot brewed with exotic grains and multi-floral honey from the Okanagan, and fermented with Norwegian farmhouse yeast. This modern interpretation of an ancient beverage boasts a rich and bold malt body with intense floral honey notes…Read more Parallel 49 Brewing Releases “Hive Mind” Braggot

Parallel 49 Brewing Releases 2018 Version of Salty Scott

Parallel 49 Brewing in Vancouver has released the 2018 version of their fall seasonal Salty Scott. Building upon a Scottish "wee heavy," this unique beer was developed to provide a strong caramel malt flavour with enough salt to give it a bit of a bite. Stronger in alcohol, this beer starts off sweet but remains fairly…Read more Parallel 49 Brewing Releases 2018 Version of Salty Scott

Parallel 49 Brewing Releases Troll Juice Kveik DIPA

Parallel 49 Brewing in Vancouver, BC has announced the release of a new seasonal beer called Troll Juice. Troll Juice is a double IPA brewed with Norwegian Kveik yeast and dry-hopped with massive amounts of Galaxy. They describe it as being hazy, fruity, and spicy with notes of pineapple, lychee, guava, and grapefruit, and citrus peel. Troll…Read more Parallel 49 Brewing Releases Troll Juice Kveik DIPA

Parallel 49 Brewing Releases 2018 Schadenfreude Oktoberfest

Parallel 49 Brewing in Vancouver, BC has released the 2018 version of their seasonal 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…Read more Parallel 49 Brewing Releases 2018 Schadenfreude Oktoberfest

My Top Picks Beer Picks for GCBF 2018 (Non-Beer Nerd Edition)

The Great Canadian Beer Festival (GCBF) recently released the full list of beers being poured at this year's festival. Every year I go through the list of and pick out the beers that interest me most. The problem with that is that I'm a huge beer nerd and am always looking for what is new…Read more My Top Picks Beer Picks for GCBF 2018 (Non-Beer Nerd Edition)

Weekly Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Aug 16–22 (35 Beers)

Good news! We're all caught up and back on track for weekly updates on my thinly-veiled alcoholism! This week features lots of amazing bottles and cans at home, as well as drinks on draught at The Drake, Smiths, and The Guild. Bottles Backwoods Bastard (2018) by Founders Brewing Co. Notes of scotch, bourbon, peaty smoke,…Read more Weekly Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Aug 16–22 (35 Beers)

Parallel 49 Brewing Releases Son of a Peach Berliner Weisse

Parallel 49 Brewing in Vancouver, BC has announced the release of a new seasonal beer called Son of a Peach. Son of a Peach is a sessionable, easy-drinking summer beer inspired by the German Berliner Weisse, fermented with 2100 lbs of peaches and blended with a sour white ale aged in a Foeder for one year.…Read more Parallel 49 Brewing Releases Son of a Peach Berliner Weisse

Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Huge Catch-Up Edition

Hmmm, I realized that I did a big tasting notes post about three weeks ago for The Drake's San Diego day, then one for Farmouse Fest, but managed to skip everything in between. It's a slow day over here, so I decided to compile the rest. There's a lot of beers in here! Bottles El…Read more Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Huge Catch-Up Edition

Parallel 49 Brewing Adds Craft Pilsner to Core Line-up

Parallel 49 Brewing in Vancouver, BC has announced the addition of their new Craft Pilsner to their core line-up. Craft Pilsner is inspired by the traditional Czech Pilsner style and is brewed with Saaz and Saphir hops with a blend of Moravian and Canadian Pilsner malt. This beer is described as being crisp and refreshing…Read more Parallel 49 Brewing Adds Craft Pilsner to Core Line-up