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Back In Mt Angel

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Im going to be in Mt Angel for training today and tomorrow, so expect my updates to be as lame as yeasterdays.

Yesterday I was back in Mt Angel for the first time since middle school, the first time I’ve been there since I turned 21. So where does a brewer go for lunch when in Mt Angel. Well I thought they went to the Mt Angel Brewery. Turns out it’s been closed for a bit though. Man do things change in a few years (ok so maybe like 8-10 years isnt a few, but heh).

Anyway,

For some reason when I found out I had to be in Mt Angel yesterday I thought I’d ride my bike. It would give me a chance to do a decent distance, on flat terrain, and would be fun. Problem was I wasn’t sure how long it would take me. Not remembering the terrain though, and guessing the distance from my memories of going up there with my dad I deduced at least 2 hrs would be necesary, I upped it to 2 and a half would be safe, and gave myself an hour onto that for lunch. So I left around 9:30 am to head up there, and rolled in to Mt Angel around 10:30 am…… There’s nothing to do in Mt Angel at 10:30 am. Heck the pubs don’t even open till 11.

So what does a beer lover do to kill 2 and a half hours in a town with nothing open. A beer lover rides out and visits the hop fields. Turns out it was time to twist the vines at the particular field I was at and I enjoyed watching people work on something that may eventually end up in my beer. In fact I took some pictures of the hop field….. While standing on the grounds of a seminary! Oh what fun it is to tempt lightning to strike you down on a sunny day.

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Oh yeah, Even with Mt Angel Brewery closed I managed to find at least one decent non import/non Coors beer. Glockenspiel had it on tap and it was called Celtic Copper Ale from Cascade Brewing. It was a pretty good beer, that is until I found out I had to give a urin sample for work right after drinking it. Good thing I wasn’t on the clock yesterday.