Ahoy there! Long time no post. I’ve been busy with a few things, including cleaning out my room, and among the many casualties are these lovely beer bottles that I’ve had since before I even liked beer!
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!
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.
The Newcastle Bombshell is a real British beauty, to quote the label. I tend to agree.
Early June in the Okanagan Valley sometimes features days full of very localized weather phenomena. On this particular day, my father and I were both outside working away at various projects in the blazing afternoon sun, only to discover the next moment that the sky was pouring a ferocious amount of rain upon us. Upon a skyward inspection, it was clear that a massive dark cloud had crept towards the property and was unleashing its liquids upon us; this meant that Mother Nature thought it time for a break.