Barley Mowat 

You Like Me! You Really Really Like Me!

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Did you hear the news? I am no longer a misinformed, angry, libel-manufacturing blogger. No sir-ee, I have moved up into the big leagues. I am now an award winning misinformed, angry, libel-manufacturing blogger. Those big time contracts will just start pouring in any second now… hmm… nothing. Odd that the NY Times hasn’t called yet. Oh wait, the phone’s on silent. Just throw that switch and… dum-de-dum… huh. Well, while we wait for them to redial, let’s move on.

So, during this past weekend all those CAMRA-types got together and had a mid-afternoon booze-up at Smiley’s, and as part of this they handed out awards to whoever looked like they deserved it. I won’t go into the details of who won what, as I–somewhat shockingly–don’t have much of a beef with any one point. I might have moved some stuff around, and maybe included Lighthouse ahead of Phillips for best brewery (or not given YBC bronze for casks), but honestly this is a pretty good list of the who’s who in BC beer.

The thing I want to talk about is that last category, “Best Local Beer Blogger or Writer.” And yes, that is the name of this humble blog sneaking into the top three. So do I have a beef with not winning the category outright? Well, um, uh…


Nope, can’t say that I do. Both Leo and Paddy put more effort into a single post than I do into a month’s worth. I mean, go read their pages; they do actual interviews and stuff. Sure, I guess that’s alright if you’re into that sort of thing, but my form of journalism is to strip down to my boxers, get drunk on the couch, and yell at my computer until it has enough words to hit “publish.”

Although I do have a tip on how to appear like a celeb, my friends: Don’t actually GO to the award ceremony yourself. It just seems… needy. Act like you’re too big for it and send a TV personality in your place. Then be all like “What? Another award? How quaint. Add it to the pile, I guess.”

In all seriousness, though, I would have been suspect of any award which did not put those two guys above me. As well, it should also be noted that getting a piece of paper for third of three basically means at least one person voted for me. Since I only know of one person that actually did, that’s the vote count that I’ll assume. So, uh, thanks Jenn!

This can go on the beer fridge, right next to my restraining order from Driftwood.

Written by chuck

January 24th, 2012 at 11:24 am

7 Responses to 'You Like Me! You Really Really Like Me!'

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  1. You are wrong Chuck, you had at least two votes because I voted for you as well. Thanks for doing what you do. I hope you continue to get drunk on your couch, strip down to your boxers and shout at your computer!!

    Paddy Treavor

    24 Jan 12 at 11:41

  2. Nice work, Chuck.

    Nice to see that you lost to someone else that I’ve spent an inordinate time drinking beer with at Falconetti’s (hi Paddy!)


    24 Jan 12 at 11:46

  3. Congratulations. You seem to be one jaunty hat away from the top two.


    24 Jan 12 at 11:53

  4. The hat! But of course! How could I have missed its obvious mystical powers! Next year, Gold is mine!


    24 Jan 12 at 12:18

  5. Congratulations Chuck!
    The hats have no mystical powers, because these 2 ugly bastards don’t have Vancouver’s most beautiful TV star as their assistant! How come you don’t have a page for Jennifer Gardy’s tasting notes?
    Love you blog Chuck. Cheers!


    25 Jan 12 at 00:17

  6. @Leo – I insert her notes as often as she produces them, but sadly that’s just not that often 🙁


    25 Jan 12 at 11:23



    26 Jan 12 at 17:51

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