Learn 2 Brew

My friend Virginie and I had been batting the idea of a women’s only learn to brew event around for a while, and after a conversation with Nick at Brew North we set one up through eventbrite. There were messages back and forth about marketing on social media, and how to promote it. We feared not getting enough women interested. Imagine our surprise when we sold out after a few days. We had nine women show up, of varying demographics. And we had fun. There were lots of questions and answers and laughs. Two weeks later, we all met again …

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On the other side of the desk

Well this is fun. No, really, it is! I was given the chance to sit on the other side of the desk at Niagara College and teach two courses, first semester Ingredients and second semester Sensory. I was reminded of how much I really like teaching. I wish I had more time to prepare the lessons and get marking done but am still working five days at Magnotta. I do love being back at Niagara. I keep expecting my classmates to walk around a corner though, and wish they were still around to go for beer or ice cream.

Germany, day 7

Day 7: Saturday, April 30th Free day Took the train into Munich and explored a bit. Found a truly wonderful yarn store where I met a woman who both understood English and understood why I wanted a German yarn. I bought an amazing grey cashmere lace yarn, maybe for a scarf. I met up with Joanne and we made a pilgrimage to the Hofbrauhaus for lunch. We hit the Friesing beer garden for dinner before heading to Friesing’s Spring Festival at the fairgrounds. They have a beer carousel which I left only a few times for biological reasons. It was …

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Germany, day 6

Day 6: Friday, April 29th 10:00: Tour Hop Museum 11:00: Beer Tasting 12:30: Bus to Weltenburg 14:00: Open time 15:00: Tour Abbey brewery Well, Tuesday’s hangover had nothing on this one. Epic. We were all, and I mean all, in a great deal of self-inflicted pain. The visit to the hop museum was a bit rough; it was hard to truly enjoy the tasting prepared by the beer sommelier. I felt truly awful that I could not fully appreciate the 3-year-old bottles he brought in from his private cellar. The hair of the dog had the desired effect and was …

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