This year on Valentine’s Day, my friend Ian and I spent the evening watching the ICC Cricket World Cup, drinking caesars, and generally grumbling about our lives. You see, there were girls that we wanted to meet, but could not, and contacting them was a rather delicate situation. Let them know via handheld telegram (text message) that we were thinking of them on such a commercialized holiday and risk seeming unoriginal and more attached than one should be at our respective stages, or ignore them at our own peril? So we decided to do what many men in need of self medicating and a change of disposition should do: head downtown for a change of scenery and a pint in an attempt to leave behind our depressing states of mind. Hopping on the bus, we set our sights on James Bay’s own Bent Mast.
As previously extolled in Victoria Pub Crawl No. 1, the Bent Mast is a lovely pub for a drink. That night we were delighted to find that they had proper 20 oz pints of the Lighthouse (Irish style) Keepers Stout on special. It had once been recommended to me for a possible blog post, but until then I had never been able to find it; fate seemed on our side! We drank our way through two pints each, and managed to feel marginally happier. Playing with the box of trivial pursuit cards that was on our table did much to augment our moods as well.
We also took the time to fabricate some tasting notes for the Keepers Stout.
Which I lost.
Haha; so the jokes on you if you read this blog post only for the tasting notes.
I will try it again soon and post my tasting notes in another blog post.
Spoon it on folks.