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I would like to thank all of my readers for helping to make 2015 my best year of blogging yet!
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Since returning to Vernon for the holidays, I have gone and checked out the Marten Brewing Company on a couple of occasions with family and friends.
With the Christmas season upon us, the liquor store shelves are now full of winter ales, Christmas ales, and special seasonal releases. In case any of you need a bit of help navigating all the options, here are my thoughts on just one of the many available choices!
Sunday morning I watched the Liverpool FC-Newcastle United FC premier league match with my friends Stephen and Mark. The matchup was particularly exciting because I am a Newcastle fan, and they are Liverpool fans. We made bacon and egg cheese bunwiches, drank Typhoo tea, and thoroughly enjoyed exercising our Englishness.
Looking somewhat surprised by the result!
It’s exam period again, so for me and the lads of the Victoria Vinyl Appreciation Club, that also means it’s time for another pub crawl!
I was planning on making a “greatest hits” pub crawl, but a spontaneous stroll along Oak Bay Avenue and Newport Avenue made me postpone this idea. Oak Bay has the charming qualities of an Olde English Christmas Village at this time of year, and I decided that a long stroll up and down the town was in order. The thought of a drink at the Penny Farthing and the Snug suddenly turned my idea of a Christmas walk into a pub crawl!
Once upon a time Marten Brewing Company was supposed to open as Vernon’s first brewpub. This was back in the summer of 2014. When autumn rolled around, the opening date was pushed back to winter. And then spring of 2015. And then those of us who had been eagerly awaiting their existence began to slowly lose hope. But lucky for us the good folks at Marten’s have managed to buck the trend of postponements and they are now officially open!