Saturday, October 31, 2009

October is a good month....

Happy Hallowe'en Everybody!!

In my university days, I used to religiously attend the Great Canadian Beer Festival every November in Victoria. It was there that I discovered the Steamworks Brewery Pumpkin Ale. It was an absolute delight for the senses....smooth, rich, creamy, with just a touch of nutmeg to make you think of Pumpkin Pie! Since moving away from the Mainland, I haven't had the chance to enjoy it, but it remains etched in my memory. I guess it is that memory that motivated me to buy a local pumpkin ale last week. Maybe I should have been forwarned by the label...but needless to say, it was a major disappointment.
I suppose it won't be long until the various holiday ales start to line the shelves. Hopefully I'll have better luck. In the meantime....all you Vancouverites had better make your way to Gastown, and enjoy the delights of the season.


Mark Fallat said...


I had a pumpkin ale the other day and thought about the good times we had at the beer festival. I will raise another one for you tonight.


Naomi said...

I knew I could count on you, Mark!! :O)

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