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Last year Parallel 49 and Central City released the Mystery Gift Holiday Countdown Advent Calendar. And while it was a good, fun experience. There were a few minor quibbles.

This year P49/CC have stepped up to the plate in a big way with its new Craft Crossing Calendar. Instead of only 1 unique brew each, they’ve created 6 uniques each. That means half the box is uniques! I hadn’t even bought my box yet and I was already sure this year was going to be a lot better than last. They could have made 2 or 3 uniques each (still an improvement!) and gotten away with it, but they didn’t. So right off the bat I wanted to give a huge props to both breweries for putting in the time and effort to make this calendar extra awesome.

Craft Crossing Calendar

As of this post, we’re halfway through the calendar. So I thought I would give a quick rundown of the beers and my general impressions, with a focus on the uniques. Here’s the list:

Day 1: P49 – Rock The Bells Cranberry Sour Ale (Unique)

Great way to start! 2015 has been a monster year for sour beers in BC, and I’m so glad to see the trend continue in the calendar here. I really enjoyed this beer, cranberry and sour make a damn fine combination, and with the brett influence added we have a beer I would gladly drink again.

Day 1: Parallel 49 - Rock The Bells Cranberry Sour Ale

Day 2: CC – Red Racer ISA

Repeat from Day 14 last year.

Day 2: Central City - Red Racer ISA

Day 3 – P49 – Jerkface 9000 North West Wheat

P49 released Jerkface 9000 earlier this year and received a great response. Sadly, I missed out on it. So pulling it out of the box here was a happy surprise for me. (more…)

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