33 Bottles of Beer in My Notebook (Completed)

Tonight I completed my 33 Bottles of Beer book.

I shared how the book and a trip to Portland sparked my love of craft beer in a previous post. I committed to completing the book before Dec. 31 (I seemed to do that a lot near the end of this very long year).

And now I’m done.

Except I’m not.

I love craft beer. I plan to keep drinking and documenting my distastes and beloved beers.

The people I’ve met and experiences I’d had drinking craft beer are priceless. One year, me and the boys headed to Ottawa for a debaucherous night that included a trip to Beau’s. I demanded that we visit a brewpub during my bachelor party in Atlanta. Our friend Vaughn fell asleep at the table (I’ve been there before). I’ve made inefficient route changes to sample craft beers at some of the more far-flung breweries in the city.

I’ve organized cycling brewery tours — one on the east end and one on the northeast — for my friends. I’ve toured Collective Arts, Bench and many of the great breweries in Ontario and beyond. I love learning about someone’s favourite beer. I love meeting brewers and hearing what inspired them. And I love sharing craft beers with my buddies.

So this book is complete. But the story ain’t over.

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