The Next ‘Pretty Thing’ in Vancouver, BC

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Dann Paquette has a beer in the works, and you and I both know it’s not going to be like anything you’ve had before.  Unless you were of drinking age in 1832.

I called Dann the day after he brewed this and he was telling me that he was “literally shoveling hops” into the kettle, and that he needed an extra day to clean up after this 10.5% ABV monster. I would  have to say that Dann doesn’t have any really hoppy beers by west coast standards, but I think that is about to change. For those of you wondering why a ‘Mild Ale’ going to be everything that the BJCP guidelines say it isn’t, check out the site of brewing historian Ron Pattinson.  Seemingly, 19th century mild ale was a very different animal than it’s 20th and 21st century counterparts.

On February 27, 2010 this beer gets released at a pretty awesome party at Deep Ellum in Allston, MA 178 years to the day it was originally brewed in London. More importantly, at least as far as British Columbians are concerned; the beer will be available in BC when RainCity Brands gets our first order in. Look for it around April.

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