By Jen Sotolongo
It seems that it has now become acceptable to begin the holiday push in October. While I’d personally like to get through Thanksgiving before thinking about Christmas, I am looking forward to putting up my tree.
You see, my tree is pretty awesome. Nearly every ornament is a beer coaster from a brewery we’ve frequented, all blessed by the Beer Fairy topper made by my mother in law. As I hang each coaster, I am reminded of the places we’ve visited throughout the world, the friends we’ve made over pints of beer, and the insight we’ve gained into communities through sampling their local creations.
My beer adventures have taken me to Kunstmann in Valdivia, Chile, Dale’s Brewing Company in Nelson, New Zealand, where they filled 2-liter bottles from the taps cascading up the wall, and Foggy Noggin in Bothell, WA, a brewery operating out of the brewer’s garage. When my husband and I travel, we make a point to seek out the local breweries on our vacations or road trips, even if they’re out of the way. Read More…
This post was written by Jen Sotolongo on November 6, 2012