Having lived on Britannia Drive for three decades, I was keen to visit Britannia Brewing’s tap house in Steveston and sample their local brews. Behind the taps was Trystam Hayden, an Australian transplant whose family has been involved in brewing and winemaking Down Under. “I’m owner-operator. I have two partners in the business, but I’m the hands-on partner. I also oversee and work closely with the brewery to execute and brew the beers,” said Hayden.
Napoleon stated that an army travels on its stomach. During World War Two, the Allied Forces often travelled on their beer. Those Canadians stationed in Britain sipped beer to celebrate a victory or surviving another day. But it took awhile for our soldiers to get used to the British brew. Unlike Canadian lager, British beers such as Pale Ale, Bitter, and Mild had more flavour from the malt and hops, had less gas, and were served at room temperature.
Last column, I described the first courses of a wine banquet sponsored by the producers of Prosecco and Valpolicella. To prove that Italian wines can deliver “outside the box,” the wines were paired with Japanese fusion dishes prepared by chef Oshitaka Miyamoto of Vancouver’s Miku Restaurant. Our fourth course was Aburi beef carpaccio with AAA sterling silver short rib, baby greens and a garlic jalapeno ponzu.
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Selecting a term
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