The Light & Dark of It

Posted on: May 26th, 2012 by Carla Johnson No Comments

Beauty is in the eye of the beerholder. ~ Unknown

Because I grew up in a dry home, it wasn’t until my 20’s that I started to drink alcohol. At 22 I had my 1st beer with a friend. I believe he bought me a Labatt’s Blue Light. I tried my best. I sipped and sipped, but it tasted awful to me. My friend was happy to help me finish it.

At 23 I had my 2nd beer. My room mate’s boyfriend brought over Guinness. He was a great sport and poured me a small glass. Not wanting them to know how “delicate” my beer palate was, I took it to my room where I spent the evening watching the telly. I slowly sipped until I got the entire – albeit small – glass down.

It actually took me years to appreciate beer. Maybe starting with both ends of the beer spectrum didn’t help! It took a hot August night in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico at a Senor Frog’s disco to appreciate how truly thirst-quenching a beer can be.

Today I like both light and dark beers and everything in between. My favourite lager is Stella Artois. We have a set of the pretty pint glasses in our bar! My favourite wheat beer is Microbrasserie Charlevoix‘s Dominus Vobiscum Blanche.

Recently Guinness launched glasses with QR codes on them. Of course they only work with a dark stout in them, but they sure are interesting.

Wonder where I can get a set for my bar!



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