July 23, 2014

Summer Treats

My drink selection changes from season to season, especially the adult beverages. Is anyone with me on that one? 

In winter, I'm a red drinker. Moving into summer, I switch to a chilled glass of white or a cold pint of a local craft brew. Funny coming from a girl that didn't enjoy her first beer until she was 23. (Side note: I did have my first beer long before 23, but I did not like it.) I went from refraining from gagging when trying to drink a bottle of Canadian, to enjoying a nice hoppy IPA. In fact, the hoppiest IPA you could find. I'm talking that put you on your ass IPA, 100+ IBUs. Total 180. 

My taste for IPAs definitely took off in Alaska, where microbreweries are abundant. As I'm sure everyone on the West Coast would agree, the Pacific Northwest craft beer scene is top notch. Ontario on the other hand, not so much. It's gotten better, I'll give them that, but it still cannot compare to the beers we were drinking on our most recent trip out West. Allow me to show you...

From left to right:
1.  Fridge full of hops
2.  Moose's Tooth Hefeweizen
3.  King Street IPA
4.  Midnight Sun Pleasure Town IPA
5.  Alaskan Brewing Co. Icy Bay IPA
6.  Alaskan Brewing Co. Hopothermia
7.  Pike Place Brewing IPA
8.  Fresh oysters and Deschutes Brewery Fresh Squeezed IPA
9.  10 Barrel Brewing Co. Apocalypse IPA

I think I have a hops problem.

What's your favourite summer treat?

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What is your favourite summer treat?
When it comes to summertime drinks, besides my normal love affair for coffee, my favourite would have to be a cold beer. There's nothing more that I love than sitting on a patio on a hot summers day with some friends and having a beer! So simple, but yet so great! 

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What is your favourite summer treat?
I love to eat cereal topped with lots of berries in the summer! (see this link)

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  1. I'm reading this at 9:30 a.m. Central time and now am seriously craving a beer. In particular, that photo of a delicious, cold platter of oysters with a tall brew...yum times infinity. But besides drinking a pint on the patio on summer evenings, I love to drink a tall, smooth iced coffee on summer mornings...also on the patio. xx

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  2. Ah, all those beers in your pictures are looking pretty tasty!!
    Thanks for having me on your blog today, lady! :)

  3. I'm with you- totally a red wine drinker in the winter, but a glass of cold white in the summer! Mmmm! I love Vinho Verde...just a little bubbly and super light- perfect for a hot day!

  4. I love a good wheat beer, but my bf is partial to the IPAs- he tries a new one every chance he gets, I'm going to recommend your choices! Hope we can get them in good ole' Jersey!

  5. My go-to drink choices also change throughout the year. Rich red wines in the winter are a must (Cab sav and malbecs tend to be my favourites). I also LOVE cold patio beers on a sunny warm day! But usually I can only have two, max three beers before I'm all bloated and feeling gross. Right now a chilled glass of pinot grigio is my jam ;)

  6. I think I'll just have to treat myself to them all. Yum!

  7. I was an Alaskan Summer gal myself. I think about that beer a lot. Can't find it here.


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