24 days of beer, what a month! Looking back how good was the Mystery Gift Pack? Well as with most things there were positives and negatives.
Negatives: High cost, out of season beers such as ISA’s and wheats, boring beers.
Positives: A beer a day! Breadth of style, top shelf beers like Thor’s hammer!
1. Parallel 49 Filthy Dirty I.P.A. 1.5/5
2. Parallel 49 Gypsy Tears 2/5
3. Parallel 49 Craft Lager 2.5/5
3. Central City Copper Ale 2.5/5
This makes me think of Parallel 49 as more of a hit or miss brewery, but i think it should be said the P49 had a lot of 3-4 star beers that didn’t make any list.
Edit: In fairness to P49 and there beer’s i am not an IPA lover and generally tend to prefer English IPA’s and more well balanced rather then hop-bitternes-forward. In other words take this with a grain of salt.
1. Central City Imperial IPA 4.5/5
3. Central City IPA 4.25/5
3. Parallel 49 Toques of Hazard. 4.25/5
Central City takes 2 of 3 here which surprises me slightly as when i was going through the pack I looked forward to the Parallel 49 more than the Central. But the imperial IPA was awesome, also keep in mind i still haven’t had Thor’s Hammer yet.
Central City ESB 4/5
Central City ISA 3.75/5
This is a testament to how good Central City is at making old standards awesome!