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Let them drink Beer...

2010.08.15 Sunday | by maria@2010
 This week saw the monthly Otaru Beer Club take place in a warehouse esq restaurant by the canal, which welcomes all to sample the delights of Otaru's finest German beer and sausage! Yes, beer here is German in origin though brewed down the road, no light sapporo classic here thank you very much. (I don't know where the pigs come from). After an afternoon lesson in bagel making, Sachiko san took me to enjoy the beer club. We awaited Masa san, but to no avail, as he was as always, busy tending to his visitors. Oh well, more beer for us. I started with the weiser, a dark brown pint, which was light in taste and woody, and then moved onto the pilsner, whilst also sampling some of Sachiko's lemon and then strawberry flavoured beer. For all you purists out there, well, it was actually pretty good! ( I am just masquerading as someone who knows about palette and taste, I don't think I really know what woody actually tastes like, erm...beer=good). Should I admit that after two pints I headed into the coffee menu...too late, I know I know, complete lightweight I am...I will have to come back next month and try every alcoholic concoction going to make the most of the beer club experience.

Whilst sitting in the German beer hall, or at least what I imagine one to look like, sipping my oaky smoked beer (?), a fantastically expressive faced woman chatted with me, and then as her parting gift, gave me a glass made necklace accessory. I was really touched, but felt my arigatou gozaimasu didn't get my gratitude across. She had the most amazing face, play dough couldn't do it justice. I wanted to take a photo and immortalize this face, but with a broken camera I had to let the moment pass, and rely on the old memory to capture and keep the image. I know, a sans camera moment. Now to learn how to draw...