Craft Beer Calendar – Dec 1st, 2015

Okay here we go. I am starting out the tasting of my craft beer calendar by cheating.  It’s actually 11pm on November 30th but I have to work in the morning and have dodgeball at night so I’m being proactive by drinking now.

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The 1st beer of the Calendar is from Parallel 49. A brewery located in Vancouver that my friend lives down the street from, but never fills the growler I gave her.  Or at least she never brings me a full growler. I bought this calendar because P49 is one of my favorite breweries and they do $4 flights in their tasting room!

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Rock the Bells Cranberry Sour Ale:  Strong Beer. Alc/Vol 7.0%

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This beer is hard to drink.  It’s been 20 minutes and I’ve choked down less than half the bottle. Apparently it’s best served between 8-10°C which is warmer than I’m drinking it but I don’t see that making this beer more drinkable.

It has an IBU (international bitter unit) Rating of 12 which is quite low. You’ll find higher IBUs in hoppier beers.

Ever pick a cranberry straight off the bush and realize it’s not quite ripe yet and just sour af? That’s what this “beer” tastes like.

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For the first beer in the calendar, they’re really pushing the limits of my pallet.

It is now 11:30pm and I just made the decision to slam the rest of the beer. It hurts. Maybe I’m just soft.  I keep seeing these beers pop up at local breweries all over Vancouver so there’s obviously a demand for them.

Anyways, here’s a pic of Marvin the pug to make myself feel better.

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Brewery Info: Parallel 49 Brewing Company
1950 Triumph Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
http://parallel49brewing.com/

If anyone from P49 sees this post. Sorry for the shitty review. You’re still one of my favorite breweries.

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