No imported beers for us in the next year and change.
Oh, we’ll drink Bavarian beer . . . when we are in Germany. And beers brewed in West Flanders . . . when we are in West Flanders. Beers from upstate New York? You guessed it.
We’ll be drinking local. That means the local water, beer and wine. What’s local coffee? That discussion belongs in another blog.
We don’t have a precise definition for local, but I’m sure that when we’re in New Jersey that we have to consider a Michigan beer an import.
So I can already think of times we’ll feel challenged. Like December, when we won’t be in California. Will a holiday season without Sierra Nevada Celebration feel like the holidays?
- Interesting to see the New York Times explore if the ‘real’ Ireland still exists while the Chicago Tribune has story from the Washington Post I previously overlooked about how Ireland’s growing affluence has led to 1,000 pubs closing.
The “closed” sign abruptly posted on Carney’s door — and on the doors of 1,000 rural Irish pubs in the past three years — was another sign of the profound lifestyle changes that have accompanied the country’s rise to affluence.
“It was like a sudden death in the family,” said Anthony Scanlan, 51, a farmer who lives near Carney’s. “Everything has changed in Ireland. It’s as fast as New York around here.”