When traveling, it is important to try the local delicacies. After watching countless TV programs and YouTube clips, I know that this is a pretty widely held belief…..so my assertion isn’t really bold, but it makes for a good opening.
Unfortunately, outside of Japanese cuisine, I am not really much of a foodie. Don’t get me wrong, I like to eat, I just never feel inspired to write about it. The same cannot be said for beer.
Whenever I travel, I try to find the local beer and have some. Also based on some food channel TV shows, I know I am not unique in this viewpoint either. There are probably people out there making a living of just traveling and drinking beer–consider the resume of that person.
A long time ago, I was reading an article in either Outside magazine or National Geographic, which was about a person who did just that. The funniest part of the article was when the subject recounted a parent teacher meeting he had had. The teacher told him that his child had a poor grasp of reality because his son had written that his dad’s job was to go around the world and drink beer. In fact the child was right.
On a recent trip to Prince Edward Island, along with the beautiful scenery, I had a chance to sample some of the Island’s beer. Although slightly pricey, I am glad I did.
The Gahan Brewery’s 1772 Pale Ale is rated at 6.5% alcohol with a copper colour and bitter finish. Besides all that, it was delicious. I bought the sample pack, so I have three other beers to write about and show you pictures of–which I am saving for another day.