Ninkasi & Parallel 49 Collab, An International Beer StoryJul 31, 2013 Comments (0)
We're excited to announce our first international collaboration and with our friends at Parallel 49 in Vancouver, British Columbia!
First meeting at the 2013 Craft Brewers Conference in Washington, D.C. this past March, founding brewer Graham With of Parallel 49 and began talking with our founding brewer Jamie Floyd, and, as the story goes, a collaboration was immediately born.
“We both possess the same mindset when it comes to our beer,” explains With. “Drinkable, hoppy West Coast beers are what we love.”
With two powerful brewing minds at work, the two landed on a red rye lager and began brewing during this past Vancouver Craft Beer Week in June at Parallel 49. “I’m a big fan of doing different takes on lagers, so we decided to do a hopped-up version,” says With.
“We had a great day brewing together, filled with laughter, learning about each other and our breweries,” explains Floyd. “The spirit of camaraderie in the craft beer industry really came through that day.”
The final result? A brew that is citrusy and hoppy with a crisp finish. And the name? Well, that was inspired by the real sign of a successful night. It isn’t 20/20 hindsight – it’s red eyes!
This beer is available NOW, in 22oz. bottles (that's 650mL) exclusively in Parallel 49's hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia.
And now, bring on the stats....
Style: Red Rye Lager
Brewed By: Graham With of Parallel 49 and Jamie Floyd of Ninkasi Brewing Company
Starting Gravity: 14.8
Malt: Pilsner, Rye, Crystal, Midnight Wheat
Hops: German Magnum, Centennial, Amarillo, Chinook, Simcoe
Packaging: 22-ounce bottles (650mL)
Distribution: Vancouver, British Columbia