But before it comes, I plan on enjoying the rest of my time in Canada with some carefully-planned appreciation of the alcoholic products this winter season has to offer us.

In addition, I plan on sharing my favorite cocktail recipes, whether culled from service at the bar or put together to satisfy impromptu after-parties.

Hell, I’ll probably put up whatever I feel like but some kind of mission statement is in order, no?

At this very moment, I am enjoying my third can of Bavaria, an inoffensive lager from Holland that will do when the thought of spending more than twelve dollars on a six-pack is more than you can bear.

Broke or not, it won’t hurt your tongue but it’s precisely that middle-of-the-road banality that will leave with you a thirst for something special the next day.

With that in mind, I have two beers in my fridge, knowingly waiting for me to come back to ‘em like the unfaithful husband I was and beg forgiveness.

The Post Road Pumpkin Ale (by Brooklyn Brewery) and the 750mL Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer (which is really just more of a good thing).