As I was cleaning out my room in preparation of my move back to Vernon, I came across an old in class writing exercise that I had done in one of my professional writing classes with Elizabeth Grove-White. Distant cousin to the great Kildare Dobbs, don’tcha know! No? Hmm, oh well, the exercise isn’t much to speak of anyways, but I thought I would record its existence before consigning it to the recycling heap of yesteryear. After all, my most famous blog post, Date A Boy Who Drinks, also began its life as an in class exercise with EGW!
In 2015, Parallel 49 came out with their Brews Brothers collaboration beer box. This year they released Vol. 2, which was full of all kinds of interesting looking beers named after famous rock songs, including Paranoid, Run To The Hills, Bat Outta Hell, Gimme Shelter, Comfortably Numb, Suspect Device, Sympathy For The Devil, People Are Strange, and Purple Haze!
For a while now, my friends and I have been discussing the idea of a “Greatest Hits” pub crawl. But what pubs would we choose, and when would we do it? Lucky for us it’s exam period again (for those who are still in university) and I am moving back to Vernon, so it makes sense to embark on one ‘last’ drinking adventure together! So without further ado, I present to you: Riley’s Farewell Pub Crawl: Greatest Hits (click for map of route).
Over the last couple of years I have reviewed several beers that can only be found in stores at this time of year. So for your convenience, I have decided to put them all together into one post to help you navigate the oft’ overwhelming realm of the Winter ale/Christmas ale/Seasonal release shelves. This post is mostly applicable to British Columbia, but certain brews may be available in other jurisdictions too!
Recently I invited my mates Scott and Evan over for an evening of cake and conversation. Scott was kind enough to bring along a bomber of the Whistler Dark And Stormy, and so we shared it three ways with our cookies ‘n’ cream cake! He was apparently inspired in his choice by rumours of the evening Evan and I had spent pounding authentic Dark ‘N’ Stormy’s on Evan’s sailboat back in September. No doubt the lighthouse on the label probably helped the choice too!