Beer Advent Calendar 2014
From Parallel 49 Brewing out of East Vancouver comes the “Craft Lager” a beer that would probably not be reviewed without being in the Mystery Gift Holiday Countdown. Parallel 49 Brewing always excites with its crazy style bending beers but this is not one of those. This is a very basic lager which is not to say it is bad as it isn’t but it is just to boring to get excited about unless you are a lager fan. The Craft Lager pours a straw yellow colour with a white head. The aroma is of pilsner malts, mild citrus and more mild grassy notes. The flavour is of pilsner malts, sweet citrus and a grassy hops finish. There really isn’t much to this beer as it is really light. The alcohol content comes in at 5% and an IBU of 18. If you like standard lagers then you will love this beer as it is better than macro beer for sure but I wont be running out to get anymore for sure.
Commercial Description: Clean, crisp and refreshing. A pale lager brewed with all malted barley and local Sterling hops grown at Satori Cedar Ranch in Chilliwack, BC. Fermented cool using a traditional German lager yeast.