The fifth release in the Mt Pleasant Limited Series, R&B Brewing's Saison
is seasonally inspired by the first signs of spring. Rod
Hughes, head brewer and his team collaborated to craft this
interesting take on the traditional Belgian style.
floral notes of hidcote purple lavender from Happy Valley
Farms on Vancouver Island make this an interesting take on a
refreshing saison“ Hughes said.
French and Belgian yeasts were used to imbibe the beer
with spicy and mineral notes and an added touch of infused
R&B Brewing Co, releases this brew as a
celebration of spring, and the imminent opening of their new
Taproom. The beer is slated to be released today, with the
Taproom opening in late March. Ask your local craft beer
purveyor to bring it in — or drop into the R&B Growler Station
for a try.
BC CRAFT BEER EVENTS featuring R&B’s
brews: Victoria Beer Week, Saturday Night Cask
Event, March 5th; the Farmer’s Market at Nat Bailey,
10am-2pm March 5th; The Curry Cup in East Van Heritage Hall on
March 7th; and look for them at the Howe Sound Brewery Tap
Takeover Event on April 2nd.
For a full list of locations carrying R&B, and for
events and tastings go to their new website R&B Brewing Co. —
sign up for the R&B newsletter to keep up to date on all the
latest brew news. It will keep you posted on their Taproom
opening date, cask events, Growler Station taps and more.
Pick up a Growler or a 650 ml bottle of the new
seasonal Saison, while it lasts.
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I was really enjoying my single state during those years. I did what I wanted, when I wanted. It was pretty glorious.
I've started thinking though, that I would like some companionship too.
Now that I have popped by head up and looked around, I realize I have no idea how one goes about meeting people.
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How did I used to get dates?
I would start playing a new sport. Or go to the bar.
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I don't think.
Is there one?
God, if there is, someone tell me where it is!
I understood the etiquette of meeting people at bars.
I do not understand this whole internet dating and hooking up thing.
I wish there was a book - How to Internet Date for Middle-Aged Dummies
There is this cheatsheet, but geesh, how old do …
THE NEW FACE OF CRAFT BEER IS HERE
REBECCA WHYMAN • MARCH 8, 2019 Tara Rafiq illustration
You know that phenomenon when something, seemingly out of nowhere, tickles your brain, then takes up residence, and has you ruminating for months? That’s what happened to me at Bart Watson’s key-note speech at the B.C. Brewers’ Conference back in October. The chief economist for the American Brewers Association gave an engaging talk about the state of craft brewing, chock-full of brain tickling stats and his interpretations of what they mean now and for the future. Including this innocuous little slide:
Nothing controversial here, folks. Just that some craft beer drinkers are drinking more craft beer, and say they are doing so because they visit breweries. Isn’t that nice? The industry must love when the already-converted are drinking even more craft. And all breweries had to do was offer appreciators a way to visit them at the source? Pure gold! …