Contributed by Alanah
It’s the early evening on a lovely Vancouver Island Saturday, and I think to myself, “What could be more fun than reading Rebecca’s Blogathon posts as she struggles through 24 hours of charitable goodness?” And then it occurred to me… “I know what would be more fun: giving Rebecca a hard time while having a nice cold beer!”
Unfortunately, I’m not a “planner” (to put it mildly) so the beers were still sitting at comfortable room temperature, and me without a plan beyond “stick ’em in the freezer and thank God for electricity.” That accomplished, I wasn’t sure what to do with myself, and since Miss604 didn’t seem bothered to entertain me with more than a post every 30 minutes (slacker!) I decided to find out more about my beer.
See, I’m a hockey blogger and editor and podcaster (with Miss604 herself). So I spend an alarming amount of time considering issues related to both hockey and beer. If I’m not talking about hockey, I’m thinking about beer. Or sometimes I’m thinking about hockey while having a beer. Or maybe talking about hockey while thinking about beer? Or…
Well, you get the idea. Hockey is important. Beer is important. Even when I’m on a diet and not allowed to have one. (Which I’m not right now, even though I should be. So hurry up and chill in the freezer!)
Anyway, the beer on my menu tonight is a Vancouver staple: the illustrious lager of the Granville Island Brewing Company (don’t click that link if you’re underage, now). I realize there are far more glamorous choices… honey ales and the like. But those are for sophisticated types. I know I probably seem like the most elegant lady ever (ha!) but really? Not so much. Here’s the proof.
As I looked around the internet, I discovered something quite fantastic about my upcoming beer: it provides tourist benefits! Seriously. A check through the Find Family Fun in Vancouver website (don’t you love that beer tours are listed as “family fun”?!) unearthed the fact that there are tours of the brewery 7 days a week (children get soda pop, if you’re concerned). You can find the brewery at 1441 Cartwright Street on Granville Island, or call them at 604.685.0504 for more information.
Mmmm. How fun would that be? Anyway, that’s enough tourism for me. Now I’m going to crack open my beer and send the photo to Rebecca along with this blog post. That way Miss604 knows exactly what she’s missing as she drowns herself in caffeine.
But hey, I’m not the meanest girl in the world. Shall we do the brewery tour sometime before hockey season, Rebecca? Say “yes” and it’ll be my treat. 🙂
Blogathon: Post #28