Beer Club – barrel aged beers

Beer club was a bit of flail. There was miscommunication and misunderstandings which meant we missed the deadline to get food arranged. Luke and Nate were picking up beer at the last minute. We were all set to get things arranged in the theatre classroom, only to find there was still a class going on in it. But thankfully, it all worked out in the end. Well, all but the food portion. Lesson learned for next time. My friend Robert brought a group of wine students, and it was great to talk to them about beer vs wine. I hope …

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Toronto Beer Fest

Honestly, how am I even mobile after yesterday? It’s a mystery. I wonder at my constitution when I think of how much beer I drank (16 tokens worth), how little water I drank (um, none), and how I forgot the time-tested preemptive 1-2-4 remedy before bed (1 big glass of water, 2 pieces of buttered toast, 4 Advils). Perhaps this is one of the side benefits of middle age that they don’t tell you about. I had a wonderful time at the Toronto Festival of Beer Spring session. I got there around three, and luckily caught the last of Tennessee …

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Fall Beer and Cider Fest

I’m going to have to revise my usual refrain of “I never win anything in contests”. Thanks to Canadian Beer News, I won two VIP tickets to the Fall Beer and Cider Fest at the Rhino! I took my friend Daniel, and we set ourselves at the bar to try some beer and cider, talk technology and generally kill a Sunday in a wonderful way. I started with the West Avenue Barrett Fuller’s Secret Bourbon-Barrel Aged Cider, and was very impressed. I’m not normally a big fan of ciders, but I did like the smooth warm notes that bourbon barrel imparted …

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