Sunday, July 31, 2011

Stubby bottle

The other day, I was at a beer store's casher to buy a pack of redstripe beer, somebody behind me told me about "stubby bottle".
She said that the "stubby bottle"  was popular in 70s, now they are not common and the style is sort of nostalgic.

According to wikipedia,

" A short glass bottle used for beer is generally called a stubby. Shorter and flatter than standard bottles, stubbies pack into a smaller space for transporting. The bottles are sometimes made with thick glass so that the bottle can be cleaned and reused before being recycled
Stubbies are used extensively in Europe, and were used almost exclusively in Canada from 1962 to 1986 as part of a standardization effort intended to reduce breakage, and the cost of sorting bottles when they were returned by customers. Due to their nostalgic value, stubbies were reintroduced by a number of Canadian craft brewers in the early 2000s. In the U.S., stubbies have generally fallen out of favour, with only a few brands still using them such as the Session Lager by theFull Sail Brewing Company, and Red Stripe, a Jamaican brand import.

 (I short cut some sentences from actual article)

Here's some images of retro bottles -  they look interesting.

Do you think I talked about beer so often?
Yes, I love beer!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Lambic beer

Since I tried Kriek beer,

I became a big fun of those sour taste beer.
They called "Lambic"

"Lambic is a very distinctive type of beer brewed only in the Pajottenland region of Belgium (southwest of Brussels) and in Brussels itself at theCantillon Brewery and museum." (from wikipedia)

Yesterday I tried was Lambic Gueuze, Cuvee rene.

It tastes righter than the Kriek or Duches, 
according to wikipedia,  "a good gueuze will be given a year to referment in the bottle, but can be kept for 10–20 years."!

It is amazing to know people start making these kind of drinks 500 years ago..

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Trip to Whistler- Summer snow

 My boyfriend's parents took us to Whistler.

At a lodge we stayed, this is a glass of water, the white part is air, was disappeared after few minutes.

A cute bird, Whiskey Jack.

  We could see snow in close distance in July was amazing.

This is super long gondola, called "Peak to Peak" the view was extreme.

We' re lucky enough, we saw a bear family!
Bear cubs were wrestling and rolling around.

It was my first time to visit Whistler and I was really impressed by the greatness of BC, the nature and mountain views..Vancouver is such a beautiful place, city and great natures close together.