Brews Brothers (Vol 3) – Parallel 49 Brewing


Brews Brothers was born two years ago as a 12 case collaboration mixed pack.  The first two packs were collaborations within the province of British Columbia.  Volume One was a Blues inspired pack and year two was a Rock and Roll theme. This year things have changed as it is now a 4 bomber pack in Collaboration with American breweries.

 

This year the theme is Old School Rap and the entire West Coast of Canada and the USA has been involved.  It is almost like an Extended Cascadia colab.

This years Brews include from North to South:

49th State Brewing (Anchorage, AK) – Gettin’ It, a Northern Farmhouse Style Beer
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company (Everett, WA) – Baby Got Back, a Hoppy Hefeweizen
Gigantic Brewing Company (Portland, OR) – Blazing Arrow, a Tawny IPA
Green Flash Brewing (San Diego, CA) – What’s Golden, an “East Meets West” IPA

 

What’s Golden, an “East Meets West” IPA

This creation of Parallel 49 Brewing and Green Flash Brewing out of San Diego California pours an orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of mango, citrus, very fruity, caramel and a floral finish.  The flavour is of caramel, resin, citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit, pine and bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.5%.  This is a really juicy beer and has everything you like from East Coast and West Coast Beers.

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Blazing Arrow, a Tawny IPA

This creation of Parallel 49 Brewing and Gigantic Brewing out of Portland Oregon pours a cloudy copper colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of pineapple, tropical fruit, juicy fruits, caramel and floral hops.  The flavour is of pineapple, tropical fruit, melon, juicy, caramel, mild dank hops and mild bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 6%.  I really enjoyed this beer and I would drink it again if I found it!

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Baby Got Back, a Hoppy Hefeweizen

This creation of Parallel 49 Brewing and Scuttlebutt Brewing from Everett Washington pours a golden colour with a slightly white head.  The aroma consists of banana, bubblegum, citrus, wheat and floral hops.  The flavour is of banana, citrus, bubblegum, earth, herbal hops and mild bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.5%.  This was a tasty beer but my least favourite beer of the 4 but mostly as I am not a fan of Hefeweizen’s as a rule.

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Gettin’ It, a Northern Farmhouse Style Beer

This creation of Parallel 49 Brewing and 49th State Brewing from Anchorage Alaska pours a slightly cloudy golden colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of yeast, lemon, candied pears and grain.  The flavour is of bready malts, grain, yeast, lemon, pear and grassy hops.  The alcohol content comes in at 7%.  This is more of a sweet saison than a farmhouse ale but that does not change the fact that it is a well made ale.

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I have tried all three Brews Brothers collaboration boxes and reviewed two now.  This one was just as good as the others and well worth picking up in the liquor stores now!

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Hound Dog – Belgian IPA (Brews Brothers) – Parallel 49 Brewing (Yellow Dog Brewing)


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From Parallel 49 Brewing’s Brews Brothers Collaboration mixer pack comes the “Hound Dog” Belgian IPA.  This beer has been produced in Collaboration with Yellow Dog Brewing in Port Moody.  The beer pours an orange copper colour with a white head.  The aroma consist of Belgian yeast, tropical fruits, resin and some floral hops.  The flavour is of Belgian yeast, tropical fruits, orange, pine, resin, earth and hops bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 6%.  I would not kick this hound dog out of my fridge for sure (well only to hit my glass that is!).

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Smokestack Lightning – IPA (Brews Brothers) – Parallel 49 Brewing (Rossland Beer Company)


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From Parallel 49 Brewing’s Brews Brothers Collaboration mixer pack comes the “Smokestack Lightning”  IPA.  This beer has been produced in Collaboration with Rossland Beer Company in Rossland BC nestled in the Kootenays.  The beer pours a copper colour with an off white colour.  The aroma consists of caramel, bread, sweetness and tropical fruits.  The flavour is of caramel, bready, earth, tropical fruits, grapefruit, pine and hops bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 7%.  This may not be a hugely adventurous IPA but it is still quite tasty and I would not say no to more bottles in the future.

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Stone Crazy – Imperial India Pale Ale (Brews Brothers) – Parallel 49 Brewing (Powell Street Craft Brewery)


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From Parallel 49 Brewing’s Brews Brothers Collaboration mixer pack comes the “Stone Crazy” an Imperial India Pale Ale.  Powell Street Craft Brewery have come together to make this beer.  The beer pours an orangy copper colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of orange, pineapple, sweetness, malts and floral hops.  The flavour is of big tropical notes, orange, earthy, caramel, sweetness, pine, resin and hops bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 9% alcohol.  This is a great tropical based Imperial India Pale Ale and I am glad that their is a similar version released by Powell Street Craft Brewery right now!

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Backdoor Man – Basil India Pale Ale (Brews Brothers) – Parallel 49 Brewing (Storm Brewing)


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From Parallel 49 Brewing’s Brews Brothers Collaboration mixer pack comes the “Backdoor Man” Basil India Pale Ale.  This beer has been produced in Collaboration with Storm Brewing who are basically neighbors with Parallel 49 Brewing.  The beer pours a copper colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of basil, lemon, floral hops and maybe some ginger.  The flavour is of a ton of basil, lemon, sweetness, mild bitterness and still coming up with some ginger.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.5%.  I quite enjoyed this beer but it was no surprise as I have had Basil IPA’s from Storm Brewing before and been a fan.

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