Last night I went to a hardcore punk and thrash metal show in floodiful Vernon BC. Bands Irradiation, Awkward A/C, and Illyrian pounded out tunes until my ear drums were singing their own sweet tunes. Prior to the show though, I found time to share a 22oz bomber bottle of the Lighthouse Brewing Company’s newest Explorer Series beer, the 150 Heritage Ale, with Marlow Deiter of local blackened death metal band Xul!
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!
I like graham crackers; you probably like graham crackers; many people like graham crackers… but I bet you don’t know the reason why graham crackers were invented. Trust me, the reason will shock you!
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.
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!
Along with the previously reviewed Iceberg Lager, James also left me with the intriguing Bennett Dominion Ale. To be honest, I was not expecting much before I opened the bottle, but the label was too beautifully nostalgic to allow for this beer to be drunk without any sort of an observation.