Parallel 49 Brewing : Earls Rhino Lager


Parallel 49 Brewing : Earls Rhino Lager Review

When you think about a white label restaurant beer, you picture something offered to accompany your meal during your weekend night out. You don’t normally think about a six-pack for enjoyment on the patio at home.

However, if your night out is at an Earls Restaurant Group location, you can now take home one of their well-known Rhino-branded brews with (or without) your to-go box. Thanks to a partnership with Parallel 49 Brewing, Earls began offering six-packs to go on June 16th.

If you’re a long-time Earls visitor, you may have memories of draught pints consumed in years past. Doubtless, it would never have occurred to you that people might one day actually take their Earls beer home. Will the involvement of P49 make this proposition worth considering? Let’s find out.


This beer is quite enjoyable. It’s a legitimate Euro-style lager, fermented with German yeast.

The brew pours a traditional yelowish gold with a respectable head, leaving a bit of lacing. The Sterling hops (hailing from the Sartori ranch in Chilliwack) come through on the nose, and then more so on the palate.

Also on the palate, there’s a juicy, slighly sweet, biscuity malt, bringing the beer into balance with the mild hop bite.

It should be noted that the reviewers are not normally big fans of ‘standard’ lager…even when it’s “craft lager”. But Rhino Lager went down quite well, and it seems like Earls has a crowd-pleaser here.

Pick up your beer to go, or buy a 6-pack (or two) after dining. Note that all guests who order online for pickup at will receive 15% off.

Next round, we’ll check out the Rhino Pale Ale. But so far so good for the first of Earls’ two take-home brews!

Earls Restaurant Group Partners with Vancouver’s Parallel 49 Brewing

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About This Beverage

  • Colour: Gold
  • Head Size & Retention: Normal head + retention
  • Carbonation: Well Carbonated
  • Clarity: Clear
  • Balance: Balanced Malt/Hop
  • Drinkability: Easy Drinking
  • Enjoyment: I would recommend this beer to a friend
  • Malt Characteristics: Biscuity/Bready, Juicy Malt
  • Hop Characteristics: Floral
  • Palate: Juicy


This beer is quite enjoyable. It’s a legitimate Euro-style lager, fermented with German yeast.

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