Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Shuswap Country

This is a 5 hour road trip to Sorrento which is in the interior of B.C, not yet into the Okanagan but close! My good friend Caroline and I were visiting Crannóg Ales, an organic Irish style brewery somewhere in the Shuswap. It was a beautiful drive there and back, time sure passed as we listened to Brandon Flower's new CD Flamingo!
So cute!
But they were ready for the butchers :'(
Beer Production

My favorite part of this tour - beer tasting! Each had their own distinctive taste, especially the stout which is dark beer, coffee mmm.
Caroline bought us a a nice 10th anniversary jug of the India Pale Ale.
This beautiful mural depicted everyone and everything you could find on the farm.
Hops is used to make the IPA.
There were grasshoppers everywhere!
All the hard horticulture for a gram of yellow powder that is named after the plant itself. Hops is boiled with the beer and then strained.
Thought this was clever and sort of funny.
The only standing business in the area it seemed
On the way home we stopped at the Adams River for the Salmon run!

From what we heard, the salmon have not spawned in such numbers for a hundred years!
Once in a lifetime opportunity.
First Tee Pee experience!
It seriously smelt like my dog's breath, not even the fresh fish market kinda scent, more like salted fish
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Beautiful British Columbia.                          

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