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Holiday celebrations

Mike and I celebrated the holidays in BC this year. Spending time with Mike’s family is always a lot of fun – we eat lots of chocolate, Mike’s mom makes us eggnog and we open our presents Christmas eve!  Mike’s hometown, Creston, is in the interior of the province and is a bit isolated.  So, while resting and relaxing we took full advantage of the local craft brewing scene.  We tried a few breweries and a couple of wineries

  1. Nelson brewing company – we tried the After dark and the Blackheart Oatmeal stout.  Usually I am not a fan of dark beers but these were pretty sweet.  Plus they were made with organic ingredients!
  2. Fernie brewing company – we tried their Sap Sucker – maple porter and their What the huck – huckleberry wheat.  The huckleberry wheat was too sweet for my taste but the maple porter hit all the right notes.
  3. Dead frog brewery – from Vancouver but we couldn’t resist the name Christmas Beeracle – it was pretty tasty.

We also tried some wine from two local wineries:  Skimmerhorn winery and Ballie-Grohman winery –both were amazing.

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