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Mystery Gift Beer Advent Calendar

Mystery Gift Holiday Countdown Beer Advent Calendar from Red Racer & Parallel 49 is Here

Mystery Gift Beer Advent CalendarCentral City and Parallel 49 Team Up to Launch North America’s 1st Advent-style Collaboration Holiday Beer Pack

“Mystery Gift Holiday Countdown” 24-pack features two holiday collaboration beers


Surrey and Vancouver, BC (October 22, 2014) – Tis the season to be jolly especially for beer fans in BC and Alberta. Two of BC’s most prominent craft breweries, Parallel 49 Brewing Company and Central City Brewers + Distillers, have joined forces to spread the holiday cheer with their new “Mystery Gift Holiday Countdown”, North America’s first advent-style collaboration 24-pack.


The “Mystery Gift Holiday Countdown” features 22 of the best and most sought-after craft beers from Central City and Parallel 49, as well as two special collaboration beers, one from each brewery. The mystery 24-pack will be unveiled at a launch event in Vancouver on Wednesday, October 29th at CRAFT Beer Market (85 West 1st Ave), with additional launch events at CRAFT Beer Markets in Edmonton (Nov. 17 at 10013 – 101A Avenue NW) and Calgary (Nov. 18 at 345 10th Avenue SW).


“What a great way to kick off the holiday season with this exclusive holiday collaboration between two award-winning breweries,” says Graham With, Brewmaster at Parallel 49 Brewing Company. “We’re extremely excited to share this with beer fans so they can truly eat, drink and be merry during this wonderful time of the year.”


“There is an insatiable appetite for these kinds of holiday beer packs especially during the festive season,” says Gary Lohin, Central City’s Brewmaster. “We had fun with the concept, and made some amazing collaborative holiday beers together as part of the project.”


This marks the first time two North American craft breweries have come together to collaborate on an advent-style holiday beer pack.


Central City’s Dubbel Trubbel, is a classic Belgian Brown ale made with a world famous Belgian Abbey yeast. This collaborative brew between Central City and Parallel 49 breweries has an added twist with the infusion of rum soaked raisins. This ale has a lot of body with chocolate and rum notes, with the added esters from the yeast. A great beer to have during the holidays.


Parallel 49’s collaborative beer, the Schwarzwald Chocolate Cherry Porter, is modeled after the Black Forest region of Germany known for its clocks, cakes, and tales of Hansel & Gretel giving a witch her “just deserts”. This Black Forest cake inspired brew is filled with cocoa nibs and cherries, for a sweet fairy tale ending.



Where these beers are in the Mystery Gift Holiday Countdown gift pack is a mystery.


The limited release “Mystery Gift Holiday Countdown” 24 bottle pack will be available in liquor stores in BC and Alberta the week of October 27, 2014. “Mystery Gift Holiday Countdown” will retail for $74.95 in in both Alberta and British Columbia.



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