Anyway, in my riding we had some interesting results:
|DISTRICT: Calgary West|
|Candidate||Party||Vote Count||Vote Share||Elected|
|Teale Phelps Bondaroff||NDP||3754||8.27%|
Its not quite final, but it looks like Mr. Robby Anders gained voter ground from the Liberals this time out. Man I hate that guy. Oh well, I'm moving to Edmonton anyway.
Nicely, the Green Party gained ground, up like 2.5-3% over last year, even beating the NDP, a "real" party. See, the riding of Calgary West is (1) rich old people, (2) poor old people, and (3) students due to the University of Calgary being in the riding. Makes for a little balance, this riding has one of the highest Green Party vote in the country.
Well, thats it for politics.
Now for beer:
I racked off two beers yesterday, and I was quite impressed with the results. For my Best Bitter, the gravity after primary was 1.012, its looking like 4.7% alcohol. The flavour is quite good so far! Good balance between malt and hops, with a not-too-overpowering hops bitterness nor aroma or flavour. Just right. I can't wait to carbonate it. My Old Ale is going along quite nicely. After 20 days in 2ndary with 50 g of whole Goldings hops + oak chips, it has a pretty complex flavour. I calculate the new OG to be 1.079 and the final to be 1.020, which sets the Alc vol at 7.8%ish. Not bad, but not the 8.5 I was aiming for. It has pretty thick head retention, and nice dark colour. Helll yeah.
Well I got the offer in writing now, so that means I'll officially (eventually) be the brewer at Alley Kat in Edmonton (see last post). I had to tell my new boss at my current job today, man that wasn't easy. I felt like I was breaking up with a girlfriend or something... "Its not you, its me". Ha.