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Even the name of this beer brings the sexy!

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  Beer:  Calypso Pale Ale Brewery: Persephone Brewing Location: Gibsons, BC Style: Pale Ale Alcohol: 5% It’s another Wednesday! That means we’ve got another video review for your viewing pleasure.  This week, we took a look at Persephone Brewing’s Calypso Pale Ale.  Is is the second in their “Single Hop Series” Is it worth a try?  Why not watch the… Read More

Hip as Funk is an all out brawl in your mouth!

Hip As Funk

 Beer:  Hip as Funk Brewery: Moon Under Water Brewery Location: Victoria, BC Style: Farmhouse IPA Alcohol: 7% Moon Under Water’s expertise in Belgian and European styles has really brought out a beer that is ingenious; Hip as Funk Farmhouse IPA. There is a lot going on with this beauty! When I first tasted it, it confused the funk out of… Read More

She’s got a big bite! But it hurts so good.


 Beer:  Redback Ale Brewery: Main Street Brewing Company Location: Vancouver, BC Style: Amber Ale Alcohol: 6% Despite the serious amounts of floaters in this particular brew (get it?), I LOVE this beer! Besides, floaters in beer have been proven to increase your charisma and acrobatic capabilities.  It’s scientifically proven.  You can’t argue with science;  It’s science. In case you lean towards… Read More

Nobody leaves this place without drinking the Blues.


   Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month, you’ve heard of the collaboration pack to end all collaboration packs!  Parallel 49 joined forces with 12 other breweries to create interesting and delicious beer. Grab a pack if you can, they are going to sell out soon!  I was lucky enough to… Read More

Drinking the Blues – Backdoor Man


 Beer: Backdoor Man Brewery: Parallel 49 & Storm Brewing Style: Basil India Pale Ale Alcohol: 6.5% How is it?Judging by the name of this beer, I was expecting the Basil to be like an annoying neighbour popping his head out from a bush to say “HI!” every time you take a sip. But boy was I wrong.  I… Read More

Drinking the Blues – Little Red Rooster


 Beer: Little Red Rooster Brewery: Parallel 49 & Bomber Brewing company Style: Red Session Ale Alcohol: 4.5% How is it? My first impression of this joint venture is that it lacks personality.  It tastes light and easy, there are mellow (and a tad sweet) malts mixed in with herbaly hops and an enjoyably floral finish.  It does grow on you a… Read More

Drinking the Blues – House of the Rising Sun


 Beer: House of the Rising Sun Brewery: Parallel 49 & Dageraad Style: Table Saison Alcohol: 4.5% How is it? House of the rising sun hit all the right notes (pun intended) in my books.  It tastes fresh, and light the way a sainson should.  The flavour slides in there with some great citrus and grassy notes which are highlighted… Read More

Drinking the Blues – Tiger in your Tank


 Beer: Tiger in Your Tank Brewery: Parallel 49 & Steel & Oak Brewing Co. Style: Kellerbier Alcohol: 5.0% How is it? Holy “Smokes!” Tiger in Your Tank tastes smokey.  It reminds me of leather and Barbeque.  In other words, manliness.  When I’m downing this beer, I can’t help but think of a dark, smokey dive bar complete with… Read More

Drinking the Blues – The Thrill is Gone


 Beer: The Thrill is Gone Brewery: Parallel 49 & Brassneck Brewery Style: Post – Classic Pilsner Alcohol: 6.5% How is it? This tasty little collaboration is crisp and refreshing.  It has a grassy and almost fruity flavour to it.  Overall its a very chilled out and easy to drink beer that I wish I had more of. But does… Read More

Drinking The Blues – One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer


 Beer: One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer Brewery: Parallel 49 & Firehall Brewery Style: Barrel Ages Smoked Scotch Ale Alcohol: 8.5% How is it? This puppy has a lightly smoked, oakey flavour that hits you right out of the gates.  Soon after that smokeyness settles in it transforms into a really delicious black cherry flavour.  It’s basically a free… Read More

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