It has been 1 Full year since Parallel 49 Brewing in East Vancouver launched to the public! For the One year anniversary Parallel 49 has released their One Year Anniversary Imperial IPA named the “Hopnotist”. Not only is this an amazing Imperial IPA but it also has a 3D label! No lie!!!!
This Imperial India Pale Ale pours a cloudy orangey brown colour with a white head. The aroma consists of tropical fruits, pineapple, pine, resin and floral hops. The flavour is of pine, resin and hops bitterness up front with tons of citrus, tropical fruits and an overall sweetness. The alcohol content comes in at 8.5% and the IBU rating is 86. This is one amazing double IPA using the fairly new Mosaic Hops. Pick up as many bottles as you can as you will not regret it!
Commercial Description: Tick tock, tick tock… look into our eyes… Tick tock, tick tock… The depth of Mosaic hops flavour in this imperial India pale ale will have you tasting in 3-D… You will only drink parallel 49 beer… Tick tock…
Food Pairing according to O’hare’s Beer Club notes are as follows: Roasted meats, poultry, fatty fish.
From Auckland, New Zealand’s Epic Brewing Company comes their “Armageddon IPA”. This beer has an off white head that sits above a golden/amber beer. The aroma of the beer consists of pine and tropical fruits. The flavour is of pine, tropical fruits, grapefruit, citrus, decent hops hit with a semi sweet finish. The alcohol content is 6.66% and an IBU of 60. Like the name suggests this IPA is pretty darn Epic.
Commercial Description: In the beginning, there was nothing. Then an impish brewer piled a ludicrous amount of hops into a batch of beer. This zymurgical big bang is Epic Armageddon, an apocalyptic assault on your preconceptions and taste buds. It may be too huge for this fragile planet so enjoy this beer like it was the last one on Earth.
Malts: English pale ale, caramalt
Hops: US Cascade, US Centenniel, US Columbus, US Simcoe
Food Pairing according to O’hare’s Beer Club notes are as follows: Spicy Thai Food, sharp blue cheese
Well we are into the full swing of Rainter….. oh wait Winter and the days are getting wet and short. This is the best time to sit back and enjoy some new craft beer. I am so happy to see that this Decemeber box is a true Christmas Gift as I have only tried one beer in this box. This is by far the most new beers so far for me!
The box consistes of 9 beer mostly from around the world and 2 from BC.
DRUM ROLL PLEASE!
Beer included is as follows:
Vancouver Island Brewing – Dough Head Gingerbread Ale 650ml
Deschutes Brewery – Hop Trip Fresh Hop Pale Ale 350ml
8 Wired Brewing – The Big Smoke Porter 500ml
Green Flash Brewing – Rayon Vert Belgian Style Pale Ale 350ml
8 Wired Brewing – Saison Sauvin 500ml
Diamond Knot Craft Brewing – Industrial IPA 650ml
Corsendonk – Christmas Ale 250ml
The Commons Brewery – Flemish Kiss Belgian Style Pale Ale 750ml
Howe Sound Brewing – Father John’s Winter Ale 1L
Reviews will come as I enjoy the Beer. Once again O’hare’s has outdone themselves! Thanks O’hare’s!!!