Parallel 49 Brewing in Vancouver BC has released the 2018 vintage of its winter seasonal Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout. This RIS boasts big flavours of chocolate, coffee and roast malt. It has been aged for three months in fresh whiskey barrels from Colorado, giving it a light vanilla finish without being too overpowering. Russian Imperial…Read more Parallel 49 Releases 2018 Russian Imperial Stout
Parallel 49 Brewing in Vancouver BC has released a new tasting room-only beer called Juice Bigalow. Juice Bigalow is a North East-style IPA with complex fruity flavours from the combination of Amarillo, Simco, and Zythos hops, complemented by an intense ester profile developed by the yeast it is brewed with. It is said to have a big…Read more Parallel 49 Releases Juice Bigalow NE IPA
Parallel 49 Brewing in East Vancouver BC has announced the release of their 5th anniversary beer: Surrounded by Idiots. Surrounded by Idiots is a bumbleberry sour brewed in honour of all those who have worked hard and helped them achieve where they are today. Limited quantities now on sale in the Parallel 49 beer store.
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 June 20: Summer PATIO Series: Parallel 49 Brewmaster's Dinner CRAFT Beer Market, Vancouver BC; 18:00–21:00 Join East Vancouver's Parallel 49 Brewing Co. &…Read more BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Jun 19–25
Rejoice! The wait is over! The Parallel 49 tasting room and street kitchen is now open. The tasting room has been closed since January 1 and was supposed to re-open in March, then April, then Mid-May, but now it's finally reopened in late-May! The new tasting room is a full-sized restaurant, or street kitchen, with a…Read more Parallel 49’s New 40 Tap Restaurant is Now Open!
Parallel 49 Brewing in East Vancouver has released a fresh batch of their seasonal Apricotopus apricot infused sour saison. Apricotopus was blended with real apricots and Lactobacillus culture to provide a kick of tart apricot and wheat citrus with an effervescent body and a crisp, dry finish. Its contrast of fruity sweetness and sour tones…Read more Parallel 49 Releases 2017 Batch of Apricotopus
Another big week (when isn't it), with my usually bombers and cans at home, drinks at Hank's and The Drake, and a house party, which left me a little worse for wear... Bottle and Cans: The Last Aurochs by Driftwood Brewery The heffe yeast brings unmistakable isoamyl acetate banana flavour and clove and pepper nose.…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes— Apr 17–23 (34 Unique Beers)
There's quite a few events going on all over BC this week. Please let me know if you spot some more. 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 April 18:…Read more Craft Beer Events for the Week of Apr 17–23
I was planning a quiet week this week, but it looks like I managed to clock in another 26 beers. Enjoy this week's tasting notes! Bottles and cans Kool Koala by Twin Sails Brewing This double IPA was dry-hopped with huge amounts of Australian and New Zealand hops and had a thick tropical fruit and…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes— Apr 3–9 (26 beers)
Wow! That was another big week for beer with the usual bottles at home, a Brasserie Dunham tap takeover at Smiths Pub on Wednesday, a Fuggles & Warlock tap takeover at Six Mile Pub on Saturday, then drinks at a friend's before heading to Oregon Day at The Drake, where I managed to drink 75%…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting notes (47 beers)—Mar 27–Apr 2