Beer Advent Calendar 2014
From East Vancouver’s Parallel 49 Brewing comes their “Old Boy (Classic Ale)’. This beer pours a deep amber almost brown colour with a very small tan head. Sniffing the beer you will get hints of caramel, malts, toffee, chocolate and a fruity finish. Your first sip will be of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, coffee, raisins, nuts and a finish of mild hops. Your subsequent sips will be just as good don’t you worry. This is a very good baseline brown ale and is one I will pick up from time to time. The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 27.
Commercial Description: Spawned from the English Brown Ale, this strongly flavoured classic ale has notes of caramel and chocolate character, which balances the slight hop bitterness and finish.