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Traveling Takes Time

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As I’ve hinted at before, I’m off to Cuba this week, so you won’t see my rosy outlook on life updated any time soon. I had hoped to get round two of the Molson reviews done before leaving, but alas, my guinea pigs were all off doing out-of-towny/gravity-assisted type stuff last weekend, the losers.

Well, that’s about it. Time to go pack. I’ll be back in 2.5 weeks time with a review of the Cuban beer scene and/or a great story about having my iPhone snatched out of my hands while trying to use the spanish translation app. It should really be a warning sign that “Please don’t steal my iPhone” is the default phrase.

Cheers,

Chuck

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April 26th, 2011 at 9:53 am

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This Time Tomorrow

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By this time tomorrow, I should be racing south through Washington state, almost at my final destination of Portland, Oregon. I suspect that I will be a bit anxious to get there, having been up since 5am to catch Amtrak’s only southbound cross-border train of the day. I also suspect I will be slightly drunk, as being locked in a moving vehicle with a very decent beer selection tends to have that effect.

From the station, it’s to the hotel just long enough to check in, before I wander across the street to Bailey’s Taproom, considered one of the finest good beer bars on the continent. The planning gets a little fuzzier after that, perhaps because real life will almost certainly also display a certain lack of focus.

I will try and post short updates here (and certainly on twitter), but will likely leave the big summary until I return. For those of you who have me on Google Latitude, you can follow my progress from afar. If I stop moving for a long time anywhere that doesn’t correspond to a hotel or drinking establishment (and perhaps bears more than passing resemblance to a ditch), please notify the local authorities.



I also was surprised this wasn’t just a giant keg.

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February 17th, 2011 at 1:15 pm

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Link Salad

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Slammed with work this week, so I won’t have time for an update until maybe Friday. Until then, though, go read all the other beer blogs in Vancouver, as listed by CAMRA in their weekly newsletter (minus a few blogs that lack a strong beer theme).

VancouverBeerBlog
Brewed Awakening
The Green Man
B.C. Beer Blog
Beer in BC
Hoptopia
Ladies of Craft Beer
Flavoured Beer Reviews
Women Love Beer Too
VanEast Beer Blog
Daughters of Beer
Beck’s Beer Blog

As well, definitely check out the newest stonking good read on the local blog roll:

Yet Another Damn Beer Blog

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January 26th, 2011 at 11:52 am

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