Beer and Travel

Harumi's Visit 016

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… 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.


About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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