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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Canadian Beer

My cousin Terry in Idaho sent me the following clip which reminded of a great Canadian canoeing adventure my brother and I had taken many years ago. Two weeks into the wilderness north of Lake Superior was the plan.  We were camped east of Thunder Bay on Santoy Lake ready to launch the next morning when
we headed back to the van for a sandwich supper intending to turn in early as it had already been a long day and drive from the Twin Cities.  As dusk settled around us, a number of pickup trucks began to arrive down by the lake. Soon a bonfire appeared and much laughter and shouting ensued. Of course, we had to investigate. It was the Friday night gathering of local pulp mill workers. Discovering that we were Americans, they felt it incumbent upon themselves that they should offer us several choices of beer. It was Molson or Lablatts.

As the evening progressed it became apparent to us that one of the most vital controversies facing the Canadian nation, at that time, was the relative merits of each of these fine brands. As the discussion on this sudsy issue became more heated it occurred to me that, at some point, we (the neutral Americans) might be drawn in to "settle" the argument." "Not a good idea," I thought. Oh and by the way Canadian beer is a bit stronger than the American types..... Take a look.
 

16 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

What a fun video! It was new to me. OMG, Canadian guys in pickups drinking beer. Lord have mercy.

David Oliver said...

I want to just ditto Anvilcloud's comment. :)

Montanagirl said...

Wow - I've never cared much for beer, actually we don't drink at all. So, I wouldn't really have an opinion on the matter. Fun post!

Primitive Stars said...

Cheers, ahhh, Canadian beer, Eh!!! A Canadian Blogger, Francine.

Jo's World said...

They do make good beer, but that Belgian stuff is my current fave.

Funny, Funny movie, just loved it.

I live in a tourist town and we get (or used to get) lots of Canadian kids) and it was no surprise to find them sleeping on your porch Sunday am .

Cheers,
Jo

Linda said...

Molson and Labatt are very popular in Canada.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Haha that video is so funny! I guess they really do take their beer seriously up there, huh? :)

amanda | wildly simple said...

:) I have never had a Canadian beer!
We do have a bottle of homemade wine from the Voyageurs border waters chilling in our fridge, though.
I don't much care for wine, so hoping it's nice & sweet!

Jo's World said...

I was once told that the well known actor, Hume Cronyn, was a member of the LaBlatt family.

Right or wrong, I'm passing it on.

Jo

Sarah Laurence said...

What a fun evening! I like British beers, a taste I got from my husband.

Should Fish More said...

Gotta love a country who's debate is about beer.

Ms Sparrow said...

I am reminded of Bob and Doug McKenzie brothers from SCTV and their movie Strange Brew.

Linda said...

I echo Anvilcloud's comment. :)

Veronica Wald said...

HA-HA! Except he's wrong about the TV - half that stuff on HG TV is Canadian!!

rosaria williams said...

Glad I discovered this other blog too!

Carolynn Anctil said...

This had me laughing out loud. As a Canadian, I've gotta say, it's pretty right on. Although, I don't drink beer, watch sports, or tv...I do write colour with a "u", eh?

Thanks for the chuckle.