I don’t have a beard. Or a man-bun. But lately I have been drinking more craft beers. Usually I just hit the BC Signature Liquor Store and grab a bottle of something local. Sometimes I’ll drive to one of the many micro breweries and fill a growler.
Tonight I attended a thing called “Cask Night” at a place called The Trading Post. They brought in a cask from another local brewery. It was a sampling of Huell Melon from Foamer’s Folley. It was ok. I’m not at the stage in my drinking of explaining if something is hoppy or oaky or whatever. But, what I found unique from the experience was that it is a new way to enjoy having a beer.
My friend Greg showed up and we had a couple glasses and just talked about life. And it was good. It felt good. We don’t work together. We are also a few years different in age. But he’s my friend and we have many experiences that we could relate to one another.
I also ended up seeing a former employee of mine from over ten years ago. I knew him when he was a teenager and still hadn’t graduated from high school yet. He seems to be doing well for himself. I’ve been his “Facebook Friend” for years, but something about a face-to-face interaction makes it more meaningful. Even my buddy Greg saw an old friend of his.
Today, my Facebook feed was filled with a strange dancing photo montage from each of my friends. It was nice to see people IRL. If sampling beer is what it takes, then I should do this more often. Just not too much, or I could become an alcoholic.
Review of the beer? Meh.
Review of the friendships? Five Stars.