To Thine Own Self Be True

It’s British Open time in my ancestral home of Scotland. My peep thought He’d do me and the game of golf (hey, He broke 100 once in his life and then went to the second nine) a tribute so He helped Himself to a Bottle of British beer. Or so He thought.

SAM_0606What could be more British? It has Royal Lions, says “Union Jack”, and everything screams British Isles. On closer inspection, the bottle says Firestone-Walker Brewing Company, Paso Robles, California! If you’re going to brew a beer in the US, don’t copy someone else-it just ain’t right. Make a good American India Pale Ale and be proud of it. When he was in Panama for a year, they (Destiladora Nacional) made “Scotch Whisky” very close to the canal (the canal water was better). They should have tried to make a world class Panamanian rum.

SAM_0605At least that’s the way I see it. Β That’s why the sun has never set on the British Empire-everybody’s making British stuff all over the world.




About Kismet

I'm a 16 year old Indian Ringneck parrot curmudgeon in New River, Arizona in the wild west country. If you're a sunflower seed, you're dinner.

27 comments on “To Thine Own Self Be True

  1. BOL that’s kinda typical really.
    I don’t know if you can get it in the US, but my daddy recommends Greenwich Meantime, thats definitely a UK beer πŸ™‚

  2. BOL! I guess we still want to be British over here!

  3. So true! At Christmas time here….which is in the summer, the shop are decorated with snow in the windows! Guess the grass is always greener……

    XXXOOO Daisy,Bella &Roxy

  4. We used to have a British Specialty store in our local market area, butts they just recently went out of business…*sniff, sniff*. They had all kinds of stuffs that you couldn’t get anywhere else, and when we had some relatives from England stay, they went almost everyday!
    And, yes, they bought LOTS of beers!! hehehe
    I say have a fake British Beer Revolt!!! BOL
    Ruby β™₯

  5. Now lets get this right, a California beer, that says Union Jack, but is a India Pale Ale, hummm, gotta be weak stuffs its its pale, did they forget the hops? Dad says he will just stick with Black & White Scotch!

    • I like that idea. I have a couple of bottles, you want to c’mon over?

      • We will be only able to come during November, say the week of thanksgiving, how about Monday, so lets have scotch and Turkey with rice and all the fixin, like Battered green beans. Say lets round up Ranger, Stuart, Edgar and any othe Scottie that can fly in for a day of Scottie clan meetings & PAWTY!

        The Krazy Mad Scots

  6. With all the Microbrews there are going to we a lot of twist. Like the name In Heat Wheat or how about Yellow Snow those are real dog names of Microbrews.
    Sweet William The Scot

  7. BOL, that bottle looked British alright, the Chinese are now making Whiskey but they can’t call it Scotch.( bet that tastes rank ) Least we are good at one thing, making Booze, Burgers, we are crap at..give us an American one anytime πŸ™‚ xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  8. Kyla, you’re right. Once we bought a “bavarian” wheat beer made in china. My dad was happy to see this beer here, because he tried it once and he liked it ( no idea why, he has a wilde taste, he likes licorice too) The beer was like dishwater and the worst was, that my dad bought 24 bottles.

  9. You are so right Kyla. Good catch here.

    Have a woof woof day. My best to your humans. πŸ™‚

  10. BOL! Can’t think of anything more “British” than a California town with a Spanish name…Yep the US is a melting pot…Momz sez she wants to try having Scotch in Scotland just once in her life

    • Take me. I mean if you win a prize for 2 to Scotland-take ME. I’m Scottish with a Mexican flair (product of a Mexican puppy mill-probably but who knows-I can always go back-I have Mexican papers)..

  11. BOL! That is like my grandpeep’s favourite Japanese beer (Sapporo) He found out it was made in… Canada… :/ Then sent to Australia!

    • The last I looked, that’s further away than Japan, even if it’s made on the Pacific Coast of Canada. Forget it if it comes from the East Coast.

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