For my birthday earlier this year, Ian gave me a large bottle of la Bière de Beloeil from Brasserie Dupont, Belgium. I was very excited about this gift, since I had never heard of it before, and there are not too many Belgian beers available in Canada that I do not know. I then left it at his house and forgot about it for a few months. Recently, when another friend insisted on celebrating my half birthday with me (6 months after the real thing) and Ian’s house was chosen as the venue, I remembered the beer and decided that it should be consumed in celebration. It would only be fitting.
It seems somewhat odd that after watching Khiran drink many six-packs of the Jerkface 9000 all summer, I finally tried it when I wasn’t with him. No matter though, I had the Jerkface on draught at the Yates Street Taphouse in Victoria and it did not disappoint. Neither did the tasty potato crisps.
When my Newfie friend James came to visit me, he brought with him a suitcase full of mediocre Newfoundland beer. Now he knew that most of the brews were inferior, but he also knew that they would be a novelty for us out here in BC, and so he brought them to show us a sample of what is brewed on the rock.
During his stay with me, my soccer team had a game, and so James kept himself busy on the sideline with some Granville Island brews, a novelty for him. When I injured myself during the first half, I got to spend the rest of the game drinking with James.