Parallel 49 Brewing – Old Boy Classic Ale


4.1 out of 5
3.7 out of 5
4.2 out of 5
4 out of 5


4 out of 5


  • Brewery: Parallel 49 Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: Brown Ale, Classic Ale
  • Pros:

    Great dark flavour without the weight of a heavy beer

  • Cons:

    Toffee and Chocolate flavours are quite strong

  • Conclusion:

    Nice, balanced mid-dark beer

Parallel 49 Brewing – Old Boy Classic Ale Review

The Old Boy Ale is smooth with a of chocolate and toffee base. This beer is dark, but not too dark, sweet, but not too sweet and creamy but not too creamy. Ringing the bell of tradition on this one the Old Boy is a great drinker for someone who wants a dark, flavourful beer but doesn’t want the weight of a porter or a stout. Lightly hopped with a great malt finish this beer is a very enjoyable and comes from the newest brewery in BC (for now).

Alcohol – 5%
Size – 6 x 341ml
Price – $12.25 for 6 (HARD TO FIND)
Also available in Unparalleled Sampler for $23.50


About Author

Dustan Sept

Dustan Sept is the founder of Beer Me BC. His passion for craft beer drove the creation of in 2012. To learn more about the editorial team visit


  1. Feldmann
    Feldmann 4 March, 2013, 16:45

    A overall great ale. This is one of my go-to beers for when I’m grilling or when I just want something nice to enjoy throughout the night. This is always one of the beers I recommend to people that are new to local craft beer and want to get their feet wet without jumping in head first to something a bit more offensive.

    Reply this comment
  2. Beer Me BC | 2013 Canadian Beer Awards Winners – The Best Beer in Canada is Announced 12 May, 2013, 09:44

    […] Ale Gold: Nut Brown Ale, The Black Oak Brewing Co. (ON) Silver: Old Boy, Parallel 49 Brewing Co. (BC) Bronze: Nut Brown Ale, Dead Frog Brewery […]

    Reply this comment
  3. Beer Me BC | Canada’s Best Beer – The 2014 Canadian Brewing Awards Results are in! 2 June, 2014, 09:24

    […] Ale Gold: Old Boy, Parallel 49 Brewing BC Silver: Salt Spring Dry Porter, Salt Spring Island Ales BC Bronze: Bytown Brown, Clocktower Brewpub […]

    Reply this comment
  4. The 2015 BC Beer Awards – Full Results Of The Best Craft Beer In BC | Beer Me British Columbia 25 October, 2015, 10:27

    […] 1. Whistler Brewing Company: Black Tusk 2. Lighthouse Brewing Company: Race Rocks 3. Parallel 49 Brewing Company: Old Boy […]

    Reply this comment

Write a Comment