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    All posts by Nick Jeffrey

    • Prairie Doggin’

      I popped into the big city to run some errands on the weekend, and rewarded myself for a productive day by stopping at Prairie Dog...

    • Passion for Passchendaele

      Many Chestermerians are recovering Calgarians, or at least have a passing familiarity with the big city to the west. As a transplanted Maritimer, the first...

    • 88 To Life

      1988 was a very good year.  The Olympics were in Calgary.  I had an awesome 80s proto-pompadour hairdo, and was swaddled in the day-glo fabrics...

    • Alberta Rum

      Canada is not particularly famous for producing rum, and Alberta even less so.  I’m not even sure that we can lay claim to the Screech...

    • An Apple A Day

      Faithful readers may recall that I try to make an annual pilgrimage to the Okanagan Valley, that heavenly little spot of Canadian wine country that...

    • Heavenly BeereaH

      History buffs may recall that monasteries were some of the first organizations to brew beer on a regular basis. Way back in the Middle Ages,...

    • Never Go Alone

      My great grandpa came to Canada on a boat with a herd of Jersey cows. He paid his way by taking care of the cows...

    • Stampede Beer

      The uncomfortable boots have come off.  The faded blue wranglers that seem to get a bit tighter around the midsection have been returned to the...

    • Sibling Rivalry

      Cleopatra and Ptolemy.  Cain and Abel.  Sherlock and Mycroft.  Ann Landers and Dear Abby.  Bart and Lisa.  History is full of great sibling rivalries. The...

    • Kelowna Wines

      With the trade wars jacking up prices on imported goods, I am again reminded of the wisdom of thinking globally, but drinking locally. Alberta is...