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    Alberta (Canada)
    I've moved! Temporary I hope - back with my family in Edmonton until April-ish. But I'm not complaining, the brew selection here, beats the Okanagan like a red-headed-step-child-riding-a-rented-mule.

    Untappd: "SilverHermit" or "Jon Corbett"

    I am a former chef and consider myself a collector of flavours. I love pairing and matching my beer with my meals, which is why I throw a "Pairing" section at the end of almost all my beer reviews ;) - Got the "Beer and Grilled Cheese" cook book for XMAS - Amazing!

    My favorite styles are "bizarros" I love trying the weird and wonderful - Rogue's Sriracha Stout or Voodoo Donughts, and Funky Buddha's Maple Bacon Coffee Porter are good examples. After that, Breakfast Stouts/Porters (i.e. coffee, maple, chili, etc). Sours and Farmhouse, and I also really enjoy DIPAs that are 9%+ and pretty much Imperial anything. But I am really open to try any style - you never know what you are going to find!

    I have a Master of Fine Art degree in painting and design. Beer label design is actually what got me hooked into craft beer. (Dang that new Driftwood Old Cellar Dweller label!) So the draw of bottle and label design usually plays a role in my decision to try a new beer as well.

    Being Buddhist I definitely view beer as an experience. I prefer to view my beer tasting and its enjoyment as it exists in the company, season, event/festivities, and environment at that particular moment in time. I do try to limit my consumption to no more than 1 beer in a day (of course I have broken that vow more than once), but in terms of purity - imbibing too much distorts the enjoyment, as I like to observe the existence of my refreshment as time passes, my philosophy dictates that with beer: patience is key... its not the ABV, IBU, ingredients or even the flavour that's important per se, but rather it is those AND everything else that surrounds them.

    Recent trades:
    CANBIF Spring 2017 (in progress! woohoo!)
    CANBIF Fall 2016
    CANBIF Fall 2016 : GJKerr to Me to Electros
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