BEER & FLOODS! OR better, FLOODS of BEER

Over the last three days we had torrential rain in our neck of the woods. I got so fed up with the water that I decided to write about it. But before I go any further, you need to know that we live on top of a hill. Dominic always wanted to live ‘on the top’ – I on the other hand would love to live next to the ocean. My husband granted himself his wish;  whereas I have to listen to Mick Jagger’s “You can’t always get what you want to.”

I decided to blog about the poor guys who live at the bottom of the hill and our wonderful morning spent at a local brewery to bottle 140 bottle of Dominic’s own signature beer. All I need to do is somehow connect these two:

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There are always three or four ways of dealing with a problem, or in our case, with an inconvenience!  By now you know that liquor prices in B.C. are ridiculously high. Like so many other men, my loved one feels an undeniable attraction to a cold bottle in the fridge. In order to keep his love affair going he is forced to do one of four things,

– To keep on buying beer and to keep on complaining,

– to keep on buying and stop complaining,

– to stop drinking beer, – yeah, as if this would ever happen,-

or, to become creative!

In Dominic’s case it meant to find a local brewery and design his own beer; Not only is this a tasty, slightly intoxicating way to make your dollars buy more, it is also a fun way to bond with your teenage son when it comes to bottling. This is what I call a creative mastermind!

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Do I hear you say 10.45 am is too early for your first glass? If you think so, then you most likely haven’t heard of the “It is 5 o’ çlock somewhere”- rule.

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When you live at the bottom of the hill and your frontyard has been flooded, you need to become creative too. Don’t just complain about the rain, have your alternative transportation ready, put your house on the market and move up to the top of our hill. You will be safe up here and the view is most likely much better!  2013-03-02 12.02.22

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Unlike the roads and unfortunate houses at the bottom, our house will never get flooded. On the contrary, we are getting ready for another force of nature: The force of attraction when the word hits the street that Dominic is in possession of 140 bottles of freshly brewed grain and yeast. Friends, our doors are always open, we welcome you!

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