From East Van With Love – Parallel 49 Brewing (Gigantic Brewing Company)

O’hare’s Beer Club April 2013 Box

From Parallel 49 Brewing in East Vancouver BC and Gigantic Brewing Company out of Portland Oregon comes their first Collaboration beer named “From East Van With Love” an Imperial Maple Stout aged in Bourbon barrels.  The beer pours a dark opaque black with a brown head.  The aroma is of vanilla, roasted malts, coffee, bourbon and a hint of maple.  The flavour is of vanilla, bourbon, roasted malts, oak, chocolate, hops bitterness and an ever so slight hint of sweet maple.  The alcohol content of this brew is 11.5% and has an IBU rating of 55.  This is one amazing imperial stout and if you can find a bottle you should pick it up!  And for all you in Portland it will be brewed or has been brewed for you guys down there at Gigantic’s Brewery.

Commercial Description:  From East Van With Love is a collaboration between Portland’s Gigantic Brewing & Vancouver’s Parallel 49 Brewing Company. The result: a rich and dark Bourbon Aged Imperial Maple Stout, best enjoyed after foiling villains and henchmen. Best served after Jan 31st 2015. Ingredients: Black, Pale, Chocolate, Cara-Munich & Cara-Aroma Malts, Roasted Barley, Columbus & Fuggles hops, Canadian Maple Syrup, Yeast.

Food Pairing according to O’hare’s Beer Club notes are as follows: Chocolate Espresso Cake

Click here to check out the April Box

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Should say 5 stars

4 comments on “From East Van With Love – Parallel 49 Brewing (Gigantic Brewing Company)

  1. Beer Me BC says:

    This one is aging as we speak. I don’t know how long I can wait though?

  2. terryhickey says:

    Still holding out for 2015 on this one…7 months and a bit to go

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