Lately I have developed the habit of viewing all televised English football matches at the Rose & Crown pub in Newcastle. A mere 354 feet from the door of my hostel, I can safely say that the Rose & Crown is my new local in terms of both distance and frequency of visits. Strangely, I have also picked up the habit of exclusively drinking Worthington’s Creamflow at this pub.
I know that the stereotypical ‘local’ at his pub always drinks the same thing, but I didn’t know that I would get there so soon in life.. I hope you enjoy this post, because it’s going to be the last beer that I ever review!
On my last full day in Vancouver, I stopped in at the Yaletown Brewing Company for a pint. I also happened to catch the end of the day’s Champions League matches, specifically Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid. My beer of choice was the intriguing English style Golden Brown Ale.
When my Newfie friend James came to visit me, he brought with him a suitcase full of mediocre Newfoundland beer. Now he knew that most of the brews were inferior, but he also knew that they would be a novelty for us out here in BC, and so he brought them to show us a sample of what is brewed on the rock.
During his stay with me, my soccer team had a game, and so James kept himself busy on the sideline with some Granville Island brews, a novelty for him. When I injured myself during the first half, I got to spend the rest of the game drinking with James.