National Eat Your Beans Day!
( Not to be confused with National Bean Day, of January 6th fame )
T’was a Monday and I was notified pretty much last minute that my practicum was cancelled that day.
My classmate Marija had asked to get together for a dog walk about a week ago, after this now cancelled practicum, and so I tried to move it to earlier in the day.
Turns out I’m the only morning person out of the two of us.
I had suggested we walk around Buntzen Lake and then check out Brewery Row in Port Moody- a series of four microbreweries all on the same row. Twin Sails, Parkside Brewery, Moody Ales, and Yellow Dog Brewery.
It was a long weekend so everyone and their dog had the great idea of going to Lake Buntzen. It was so hectic there that they just shut down the road that leads to it because it was too overcrowded.
So we made due with going to Belcarra Provincial Park. It was hot as hell and midday at this point, causing little Duncan to collapse theatrically in panting fits every few metres, so we cut the hike short and went to check out the beer!
All the breweries were great – Brewer’s Row was pretty much heaven. Also mostly dog friendly. Parkside Brewery had the best deck – dog treats and water and astroturf, killing it. Moody Ales had the most adventurous brewskis going- Pineapple Hefeweizen? Lemon Matcha?
But Twin Sails had the best beer. Period.
( *please envision that said like Sean Spicer)
AAAND best food truck – The Truckeria.
There I scored some Black Bean tacos so I could get my Eat Your Beans Day on! Plus the owners humoured my clunky, rusty, forgotten Spanish!! They were from Mexico and sweet as pie.
These tacos were so delish and paired perfectly with my little smaller of Twin Sails beer. Eat You Beans Day was celebrated to the max ! Annie and Duncan wanted in on the action too!