Among my many visits in Ghent these past two weeks was a small drinking session with my second host brother Thibaud. For our third drink we were joined by Thibaud’s friend Henri, who just so happens to be my first host brother!
My next day in Brussels, Tuesday 3 October, I took advantage of our friends’ lovely backyard by installing myself with two grocery store bought beers. The cats then did their part by installing themselves on wall and lawn respectively.
For those of you who don’t know, I have received a two year visa for the UK, and I will soon be spending a lot of time exploring England, and perhaps eventually working in a pub. First though, I have returned to Belgium to visit some of my favourite people and cafés, not necessarily in that order. Going forward, you can expect my blog to become in part a travel blog, complemented by the usual drink reviews.
To those of you who don’t know, I am a bit of a Trekkie. For those of you who must know, The Next Generation is my favourite series, and my favourite film is probably a toss up between First Contact and the eponymous reboot film. Now that that’s out of the way, I can tell you about this beer (and this book) that I found!
Tonight is my last night in Vernon. Tomorrow morning I head to Vancouver, and on Thursday I fly to London, England. So naturally I am sipping on a couple of brews with my parents and cats as we spin some vinyl. Below is an interpretation of what they taste like.
The Tin Whistle Brewing Company’s Black Widow English dark ale is a wonderful example of a BC brewery getting things right by not putting too much hop flavour where hop flavour should not be.
Recently I noticed a real dearth of German beer reviews on my blog. After all, Germany is one of the most iconic beer nations, and yet to this point my blog only contained one German beer review, that of the Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier. In order to properly rectify that, I made sure to include my favourite German in the event: Marlow!