Friday, 30 January 2015

Travel, drink beer, and cycle away the calories
Travel, drink beer, and cycle away the calories. 

How good is that!
Read Nathalie Chudnovsky's article, "Around the World on Beer Tours by Bike," and get planning your next beer-travel-bike adventure.  Nathalie describes tours in Belgium, South Africa, Flanders, Germany, Japan, Oregon (of course!), and Sacramento.
The one that caught my eye?  Cape Town, South Africa.  For about $113, you take a leisurely mountain bike ride through a bunch of South African breweries, including lunch at Rhodes Memorial restaurant. Somehow this is tied in with a visit to the famous Table Mountain.  Or check out Flanders, Belgium.  Centred around Bruges, you'll get to sample exotics like sours, lambics, and gueuze ales, beers that are just creeping into the local craft beer scene here now.  See, or rather taste, the real thing.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Bridge Brewery, Open House

Any place with a dog gets extra points with me! However even if Ziggy was not running around. Bridge has a great feel in the air.
Bridge Brewery opened in their new location last night, and The Western Beer Club, was lucky enough to be invited to the festivities.
They have moved into a larger location. The tasting room is at least twice the size and plenty more room for their beer production.
When you walk in you are immediately greeted with a smile from the growler filling window, which also serves flights, pints and basic beer tasting foods.
There is one large table for communal seating and a tv tucked in the corner for those Canuck games you just can't miss! Against the back wall is an alcove with 3 large windows which peer into the back to check out all the action while they mix and brew all their beer creations.
Bridge has a great feel of North Shore pride, you can feel it when you walk in their doors, and by the names of their beers. Try their North Shore Pale, or the Hopilano they both get the yums up from me.

~ Colleen

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