BC Beer Baron #156 – Parallel 49/Doan’s Thunderstruck Sticke Alt

For the second consecutive year, Parallel 49 Brewing has joined forces with 12 different BC craft breweries to release a package of unique beers, dubbed Brews Brothers Volume 2. The Sip Advisor figured spending the first chunk of June reviewing these releases would be a great idea. So, let’s get on with things.

Next up is Doan’s Brewing’s turn at the collaboration collection. Earlier this year, I was really impressed by Doan’s Rye Stout and that gave me great hopes for the two East Van breweries coming together for this effort.

Parallel 49 & Doan's Thunderstruck Sticke Alt

The Thunderstruck Sticke Alt was a pretty good beer, but I found it to be a slight drop off from the first few beers I’d sampled from the pack. The only mark I could really give against it, however, was that it had a slightly bitter finish that turned me off from an otherwise decent brew. The 6% ABV pilsner features notes of chocolate malt.

Each beer is named after a classic rock song and today we get to one of my all-time favourite pump-up jams, AC/DC’s Thunderstruck. I can still remember being a young hockey player and doing pre-game warmups with this song thundering (no pun intended) over the arena sound system. It made a little guy feel like a pro, if only for a few minutes!

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