Beer and the EU

May 25, 2014

A coworker quit his job and started freelancing / consulting. And on the side of that he started brewing beer. This week he shipped one of his first batches to a customer, Enskede värdshus. What kind of coworkers would we be if we didn’t go there to buy a couple of beers. So Wednesday evening I went out to meet a couple of people from work and check out the new beer.

To be honesty, and I guess my regular readers already know, I’m not a beer guy. I mean, sure, I can have a beer here and there but I’m in no way an expert in the finer arts of fermented cold drinks.

The beer we drank is called Sunny Southside and if I understood correctly, it’s a wheat beer. I believe southside refers to the south of Stockholm, where the brewery is located. The brewery is called Late night brewery — and you should go check out their website and their facebook page.

Anyway, what did the beer taste? It was kind of refreshing and had a hint of fruits in the taste, if I’d done a blind test I would’ve probably guessed it was some kind of soft drink (with alcohol). Out of all the beers that I’ve ever tasted, I’d give it a four out of five.

sunny_southside

Voting for EU parlament

As a citizen of the EU I feel that we get a lot of privileges, like travelling between countries without visas, a common currency (even though it’ll crash a few times), free cross border trading, etc.

And we only have one obligation, and that is to vote. A friend said it quite nicely, “If you decide not to vote, because you want to make some kind of statement, remember that the other idiots will vote, and their votes will be counted and that means that we’ll get parties into parliament that will screw up even more.”. It’s a bit of a paraphrase, but the gist is the same. No body will give a shit about non-voters, only the ones who do vote get to decide.

finland

This is the first EU election that I’ve lived abroad, which means I got papers both from Finland and Sweden, allowing me to choose for which state I wanted to vote (though to make it clear, I only have one vote, I can’t vote in both countries). I went with Finland — mostly because I know the political parties, whilst I’m only a bit familiar with the Swedish parties. So the day that the voting booths opened at the embassy I stood there casting my vote.

Going to Madrid

Next week I’ll be heading to Madrid in Spain with my fellow bazookians. This means that my next week’s post is probably going to be postponed a few days. But I’m sure you can handle it?

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