Last month, my West Coast quidditch, beer, and friendship journey took me to my beloved Pacific Northwest. My friend Siri Rigsby took me on a tour of Bellingham, which included a visit to Wander Brewing.
As much as I love quidditch, it’s becoming more of an excuse just to travel and see my friends. I headed to El Segundo Brewing to meet up with Shaye Lander, one of the original #BarcelosBros and an even bigger beer nerd than I am.
I’m breaking down a flight of ciders that I split with my friend, occasional reader, and fellow SJSU Quidditch alum, Gil Ortiz. I spent an afternoon hanging out with him and my favorite East Bay quidditch baes, the California Dobbys.
Have some hot takes on these cold beers.
Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy, but if you don’t believe in God, then let me call if proof that my boyfriend loves me and wants me to be happy.
Notes from a field trip up to Alameda’s Almanac Beer Co.