Today was a day during which it began to rain. So I went indoors. Later I drank some things that had booze in them, including a can of Murphy’s Irish Stout. They were of varying goodness.
Recently I went out for dinner at the BNA Brewing Co. Eatery with my Mum and Aunt in Kelowna. At the time I was too engrossed in the moment to take any notes or photos for a blog post, but in retrospect it would have been nice to take some photos of the charming interior.
People often ask me, “what’s your favourite beer?” My response is usually along the lines of, “that’s hard to say, because it really depends on the situation, the time of year, the occasion etc. But I can tell you that the best beer I’ve ever had is the Westvleteren 12, a Belgian beer brewed by monks, but it’s so rare and complex that it’s not something I drink very often.”
Last summer, I made my first ever batch of rhubarb wine. Being only a 1 gallon batch, and expecting it to improve with age, I have tried to be patient before opening any bottles. Now that it is more than one year old, I think it time to share some tasting notes so that those of you who may be interested in following my recipe will know what to expect.
This inexpensive ginger wine is a great thing to have on hand for that little extra something after dinner or before bed.
For my birthday earlier this year, Ian gave me a large bottle of la Bière de Beloeil from Brasserie Dupont, Belgium. I was very excited about this gift, since I had never heard of it before, and there are not too many Belgian beers available in Canada that I do not know. I then left it at his house and forgot about it for a few months. Recently, when another friend insisted on celebrating my half birthday with me (6 months after the real thing) and Ian’s house was chosen as the venue, I remembered the beer and decided that it should be consumed in celebration. It would only be fitting.
A few months ago I wrote about my Tex-Mex Adventure with Ian. You know, that time we found an empty record sleeve for Tres Hombres in Victoria, became quite hungry, and tried to find a meal that looked like the gatefold photo. That time. Anyways, this time we did the Tres Hombres meal properly, all on our own, in Vernon.