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Last Sunday my sister and I hosted a Winter Solstice Party at our parents home in Vernon. It was also an ugly sweater party, and a potluck. For my contribution, I decided to make a wassail, being the anglophile that I am and the appropriate time of year for one! I used this recipe and found that it quite met my expectations. Making it was rather fun, and drinking it was even more fun. It must be admitted that not everyone was a fan of it, but then again not everyone had the blood of their English ancestors pulsing through their veins, eager to taste that frothy spiced cider and brandy again.
During the party I also tasted a peanut butter stout, which had been pointed out to me at the local BC Liquor Store by an employee who knew I explored beer and was eager for my opinion on the brew. I tasted it with my friend Ian and we recorded some tasting notes.
The Noble Pig Poem: A Journey From Victoria To Vernon
Up at half past five
Two hours sleep was all I had
Time to be gone
In this mystery truck
I bought this bottle at a Safeway in Washington State during the summer of 2013. It cost me about $45USD back when the Canadian dollar was on par with the greenback. At a BC Liquor Store this will cost you about $100; which jurisdiction do you think has higher liquor and import taxes?
My friend and I had plans to do some Christmas shopping yesterday afternoon in downtown Victoria, but when I discovered that there were midweek Premier League fixtures about to kick off at 11:45, I rushed downtown ahead of him to enjoy a pint and some association football. Knowing that the Irish Times would be showing the Liverpool match, and doubtful that I could find any place featuring Newcastle at Burnley, I headed there. To my delight there were two proper 20oz pints on special, Guinness, and a certain New Belgium sour beer. I opted to begin with the New Belgium Terroir, and settled down in a comfortable library style side room to watch the game. As a neutral I thoroughly enjoyed the match, and as an England fan I savoured the chance to see Steven Gerrard score a goal. The Liverpool fans up at the front filled the pub with their cheers throughout the game, and with my pint in hand and the library fire exuding heat, the atmosphere was perfect.
Watching the match at the Irish Times.