VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 13, 2014) - Parallel 49 Brewing Company has introduced a new brew to its line-up of nitrogenated craft brews. The ESB (Extra Special Bitter) Nitrogenated Series provides beer enthusiasts with a silky smooth, old English style craft brew without the use of a traditional widget. The beer is carbonated with nitrogen rather than carbon dioxide, making it another first of its kind from a Canadian craft brewery.

The ESB N2 Series is modeled after the cask beers of the old English Taverns with a traditional malt body and a dose of Pacific Northwest hops that add a firm bitterness and a juicy orange hop flavor. Parallel 49 utilizes a special method to successfully contain the velvety smooth texture and distinctive foam head one would expect from a Nitrogenated beer on tap. By forgoing the widget commonly placed in more traditionally bottled Nitrogenated beer, the series offers craft beer lovers a new way to experience the brews.

"We're really excited about our ESB Nitrogenated beer because of its unique taste which also allows craft beer fans a new way to experience and appreciate beer," said Graham With, head brewmaster at Parallel 49, "The ESB N2 Series pays homage to the cask beers of the old English Taverns. This is a style that is becoming quite popular within the beer industry."

About Parallel 49 Brewing Company

Parallel 49 Brewing Company is an East Vancouver microbrewery brewing up some of the highest quality craft beers in B.C. With a successful first year and high achievements at last year's Canadian Brewing Awards, Parallel 49 has recently expanded their sales into the Prairie Provinces as well as Ontario and the U.S. Their unusual but fun and cheeky named brews have become wildly popular among craft beer enthusiasts who enjoy their year round brews including Hoparazzi, Gypsy Tears Ruby Ale and Old Boy. In addition, Parallel 49 offers a variety of highly anticipated seasonal beers including watermelon infused Seedspitter, pumpkin Oktoberfest Schadenfreude, Ugly Sweater Milk Stout, and many others.

Visit Parallel 49's East Vancouver tasting room and liquor stores across the lower mainland to purchase 12 and 6 pack bottles. Growlers are also available for purchase at the brewery.

For more information on their latest brews visit their website here (

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