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REVIEW: Summer Beers From Breweries Under 49th Parallel Group

Check out these reviews of a variety of breweries under the 49th Parallel Group label part of the Beer Maven’s summer series called “Patio Crushables”.

REVIEW: Summer Beers From Breweries Under 49th Parallel Group

49TH Parallel Group

At 49th Parallel Group, an agency specializing in marketing, selling, and promoting craft beer in Western Canada, the time is right to set your sights on this hot market. Steve Thibault, Owner / Operator at 49th Parallel, brings almost 20 years experience selling and extolling the virtues of craft beer across Canada.

Brewery Van Honsebrouck St. Louis
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Brewery Van Honsebrouck St. Louis Premium Pèche Lambic

With its low alcohol content and sweet flavour this makes for an easy drinking & enjoyable lambic treat for anytime of the day. Preferably served with dessert or on its own as the dessert! Comparable to biting into a fresh juicy peach with hints of the sour lambic style elegantly balancing the sweetness. ABV%: 2.6

 

Brewery Van Honsebrouck St. Louis Premium Framboise Lambic

The aroma from this Belgian Lambic needs to be bottled as a perfume. Sweet beautiful raspberries take center stage and keep on going. Pours a medium cherry red with a light frothy head. I was told to drink this after a bad day. It’s good enough to turn any day around. ABV%: 2.6

 

Hopping Mad Cider Radler
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Central CityHopping Mad Cider Radler

Apple cider & grapefruit juice, the tartness of grapefruit with the effervescence & mild sweetness of a cider. The grapefruit is the best in show as the lead & follow through flavour. ABV%: 4.2

 

Red Racer Radler
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Central CityRed Racer Radler

*Warning must love grapefruit! Pouring the colour of a freshly cut grapefruit & having the aroma of one, I was surprised with the healthy taste of barley at the end. This is in the style of a traditional radler, for me, starting off with a big tart grapefruit punch and finishing with all malts and barley. Apparently best-enjoyed midway through a bike ride as Radlers were originally made for bicyclists. ABV%: 3.5

 

Red Racer ISA
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Central City BrewersRed Racer ISA

I’ll admit, I don’t normally like an abv less than 5% (unless it’s a Lambic or radler) but midday you don’t necessarily want to be shit faced. So this makes for the perfect patio lunch beer. The hops are heavy on the first sip but mellow out to perfection. I appreciate the quick bitterness on my lips and malted after taste. ABV%: 4

 

Pumphouse Blueberry Ale
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Pumphouse BreweryBlueberry Ale

A local brewery for me, just 25 minutes from my high school in Sackville NB. I had to include my favorite blueberry ale. Pumphouse Brewery and restaurant is based out of Moncton NB and offers a lightly fruity ale that is not over done, purely simple and clean. Serve this beer with blueberries from your favorite market. ABV%: 5

 

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Parallel 49 BrewingJerkface 9000

An American style Mosaic hopped wheat beer. Intense at first then weak on the follow through like your typical skinny jean club hopping millennial. But here it’s a good thing! I appreciate the easy drinking crushability. ABV%: 5

 

For more beer, Breweries and Other reviews by the Beer Maven, look below:

Patio Crushables by The Beer Maven
Big Rock Beer & Cider Review by The Beer Maven
Whistler Brewing Company – Rambler Pack Review by The Beer Maven
Steamworks Brewing Co. Patio Crushables by The Beer Maven

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