Hi everyone. Happy Tuesday. It's the last Tuesday in June- which is really hard to believe. I'm still waiting for a nice run of sunny and warm but not really humid days to arrive here in New Hampshire. We went from cold and cloudy (and a bit wet too) to humid and cloudy (and a bit wet too) with a couple of nice days thrown in between.
Today for T over at Bleubeard's and Elizabeth's blog I thought I would share some beer I partook of on my Iceland trip. I love a good dark beer, and although at home I don't drink on a daily basis, when I'm out and get to try something new, I might just have to do that. Smile.
If you aren't a beer person let me apologize because my post is really about that today. All these beers were great too.
Google flipped my photos around, so I'll start towards the end of the my trip and work my way backwards.
We stayed in Reykjavik for 2 nights. Originally we weren't going to stay in the city which has a lovely feel of not being big, but it is big for Iceland. Then a ferry trip I had booked was cancelled because the ferry's refurbishing wasn't completed on time (I guess that happens everywhere.) so Reykjavik was added to our itinerary.
My brother had recently taken a trip to Iceland in early May as he also had a travel voucher that was going to expire. He highly recommended the Reykjavik Residence Apartment Hotel to me. I'm glad I listened to him because the hubby and I really enjoyed our stay in the city. Basically this hotel is some studio style apartments in a few block area in the downtown of the city. Our apartment was in a mostly residential section at the end of a small courtyard, and it was very convenient for a day in the city and a couple of nights out.
I wanted to visit this "pub" because it is a former bookstore (at one time the biggest in Iceland), and I just loved the atmosphere. I wish I could have visited it when it had been a bookstore, and had I found a book in English, I could have curled up in a chair and read for awhile. OK, it sold beer so that sort of makes up for the fact that it was no longer a bookstore. Smile.
We didn't know when we went in that a band was performing, but as we sipped our beers they set up. We ended up staying for their whole show because they were quite good and the crowd, which got bigger as the night went on, was a lot of fun too. There were adults enjoying the music of all ages. Over the course of the evening I had 2 of these beers. This beer is called Bondi by Viking Brewery. This was the darkest beer they had at this "pub", but it was still very nice. The glass does not match the beer though as this isn't a light beer.