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.
I’m a fan of the work Penticton’s Cannery Brewing is doing (also love visiting their tasting room, whenever Mrs. Sip and I are lucky enough to be in the area) and when I first saw the label to this beer, I was ready and raring to get it into a glass.
The Gimme Shelter Apple IPA is a really well-crafted, complex offering. The mix of a strong (7% ABV) IPA, with notes of sour green apples makes for a very enjoyable drinking experience. The beer was constructed by combining a witbier base with saison yeast. Add two hop variations and you have the complete package.
Each beer is named after a classic rock song, with this track coming from the legendary Rolling Stones. I will admit that I find the Rolling Stones long archive of releases to be hit and miss, as far as my music appreciation goes, but I do like Gimme Shelter, especially its use in the opening scenes of The Departed, starring Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio and so many other great talents.
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