For the second time since March I went to a fancy dinner, and like the last time it was back to The Carleton for another of their Craft Draught Showdowns. This time featuring Big Spruce and Upstreet

The Menu

Menu for the 5 course meal including the beer pairings

Salmon Gravlax

Big Spruce: Inhaled Affirmative
Upstreet: Lime Light Lo-Cal Lager
Round 1 Beers
Round 1

Fennel Salad

Big Spruce: Tag! You’re It!
Upstreet: Go Devil – IPA
Round 2 Beers
Round 2

Green Risotto

Big Spruce: Tripel
Upstreet: De Novo V – Farmhouse Saison
Round 3 Beers
Round 3


Big Spruce: She’s Maibock
Upstreet: Do Gooder IPA
Round 4 Beers
Round 4

Apple Pie Cheesecake Moose

Big Spruce: Snowmageddon
Upstreet: ‘Million Acres’ Barrel Aged Cherry Saison
Round 5 Beers
Round 5

Now that the play in round is finished and the first round starts tonight I have filled out the annual playoff bracket.
I have once again fallen for my personal biases and picked the Golden Knights as the champs.
2020 NHL Playoff Bracket with Vegas winning the Cup

It’s been two years since I had gotten out for a ride. Thankfully a former coworker asked me to go for a ride and coffee at The Bike & Bean Cafe.
Tommorow morning should be an interesting game of “what hurts and how”