Post by StormyPinkness on May 4, 2011 10:24:29 GMT -5
If you are going to drink Miller, you might as well make it the Champagne.
In craft beer related news, HG and I bought a six pack of Lagunitas IPA last night before Menomena and it was most definitely Censored copper ale. This was not a case of switched bottles, they were very clearly IPA bottles, but definitely Censored. It was bizarre.
Post by The Horned Grandmother on May 4, 2011 10:44:28 GMT -5
It kinda freaked me out. Also, ever taken the time to Dr. Garbanzoure out what the word behind the 'Censored' label is? It says 'KRONIK'. I was slightly more tipsy than I intended to be when we rolled up to that show. (when I say 'rolled' i mean 'walked'. none of us drive.)
That IPA was awesome! It was from Swans in Victoria and was one of the cask's they had available.
Sweet, I haven't heard of Swans. I'm always looking for new breweries to try. I'm also planning a brewery touring trip to Victoria later this summer, so I'll add it to the list!
Was the place Pea was talking about the Black Frog? I Dr. Garbanzoure it is because I know you were in Gastown. I've been there once and really enjoyed myself. The only other "frog" bar I can think of is the Frog and Firkin, but I think they closed down.
Swans is a hotel and bar that brews their own beer in downtown Victoria. Until fairly recently the beer was only served at their restaurant or sold in their beer store inside the hotel. This was the first time I had ever seen one of their beers somewhere other than there. Definitely worth checking out.
Pea was indeed referring to the Black Frog. Because it was game night, it was really busy in there and we had to sit on some metal bleachers. It was kinda weird. We stayed for one period than moved down the street to the alibi.
Swans is the best along with Spinnakers, although to me Spinnakers wins due to having absolutely awesome food and a beer chocolate shoppe. mmm. I could eat their oatmeal stout chocolates forever.
Yes, I forgot about Spinnakers! My list is up to five now. Might have trouble fitting them all into one weekend! I'm most excited to visit Phillips' taproom, but I'm sure they'll all be wonderful in their own way.