Beer Taps

Walk into any neighbourhood pub and you’ll come across a number of colourful, sometimes oddly shaped beer taps. Finding a seat, the first thing you ask, when the bartender comes around, is; “What’s on tap?” It’s this subtle dance you get into with the bartender, testing his ability to speak on brewing topics such as: hops,…

May Two Four

Today we are celebrating Victoria Day in Canada… a Day Off! Victoria Day is all about Queen Victoria’s Birthday, lots of details on Wikipedia: Victoria Day (in French: Fête de la Reine) is a federal Canadian public holiday celebrated on the last Monday before May 25, in honour of Queen Victoria’s birthday. The date is also, simultaneously, that on which…

Have a Honker

It started a few months ago during lunch at Milestones. We ordered a couple Stellas while waiting for our meal to arrive. We noticed the odd looking goose headed beer tap and asked our waitress about it. She told us everything she knew about it, which was nothing. We were still intrigued and tried half…

A Short Beer Review

Normally I wouldn’t write something about a beer I’ve only tried a couple times but this particular one has been on my mind since trying it last weekend. The beer is Hawaiian Style Pale Ale, brewed in Toronto, at the Spearhead Brewing Company. I bought the beer on a whim while walking the aisles of…

St. Patrick’s Day

From Wikipedia on the subject… Much of what is known about Saint Patrick comes from the Declaration, which was allegedly written by Patrick himself. It is believed that he was born in Roman Britain in the fourth century, into a wealthy Romano-British family. His father was a deacon and his grandfather was a priest in…

day 3 in vancouver…

First order of business today is to meet everyone on the “Wireless Team”.  Breakfast was provided, introductions all round, and some minor speeches.  It’s quite a team, lots of good people.  More training following the meet & greet. Went to pickup Olympic Accreditation only to find mine had an error and had to be redone……

New President in the US…

Being a Canadian, and slightly interested in political matters, I found this US election fascinating.  From the beginning I was hoping for a Barack Obama victory, why, just because he seemed to want to bring about real change. In Canada, real change means getting a politician to do what he/she said they would do…good luck…