The other day I went downtown to buy a ticket for tonight’s Kaiser Chiefs concert in Victoria. Ian came with me, and after my successful purchase, we went browsing at the Salvation Army. To my utter delight I spied a copy of ZZ Top’s Tres Hombres mixed in amongst all the Zamfir, Barbara Streisand, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music etc. on the vinyl shelf. Pulling it out however proved it was too good to be true; the sleeve was in decent shape, but the record was missing. Nevertheless, Tres Hombres is home to one of the most delicious looking photographs of food that you will ever see, so I bought it based on it’s worthiness as a wall ornament. Looking at it made us hungry though, and so our afternoon now had a new quest: find Mexican food in Victoria that looked like the photograph.
For those of you who read my Beerology 2015 post, you will have doubtless picked up on my grievance against Parallel 49 brewing company. Well it turns out that Parallel 49 also read the post, and they decided to reach out to Gavin and I. While our contact was unable to verify whether or not Gavin’s “cow cap” had been the inspiration for their contest, they admitted that the situational nature of the events in question made for legitimate suspicion, and they offered us a special edition Brews Brothers pack and a free tour to smooth things over. We were happy to accept, and now we can officially declare our boycott of Parallel 49 to be over. So go and buy some Parallel 49 beer!
It is once again exam period, and that means more free time than usual (hey, you only have to go to campus between 1 and 6 times in a month, depending on how many exams you have, but during the semester you probably have to be on campus for 2 or 3 classes per day) and with our free time, my friends and I like to go on pub crawls. And I would like everyone else to also go on a pub crawl too, so for your convenience, here is Victoria Pub Crawl No. 3!
This past Wednesday at UVic I attended Beerology, hosted by the Scientific Method, and held in the Vertigo room of the SUB. This was not a new event, for I seem to remember seeing posters last year, but this was the first time that I had ever attended! There were six local breweries in attendance, one cidery from up island, one brewery from Vancouver, and one promotional booth for the second edition of Joe Wiebe’s Craft Beer Revolution. They all had about three or four creations for sampling, and owing to the social nature of my attendance, and the relatively small for tasting notes 4oz glasses, I opted to drink rather than think too much at the event. Despite my lack of tasting notes, I did keep a list of all that I tried, and some general observations were made.