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St. John’s, Newfoundland

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I started here for a few days, in the oldest city in North America, founded in 1497 ! Discovering the rich history of this venerable area, one pint at a time, I was duly impressed by the fact that George Street has more bars per square foot than any other street on the continent. Is this merely coincidence, or a natural evolution? Water Street, the oldest road in North America, has it all — lively music, great pubs, good beer…the better were the offerings from the Quidi Vidi brewery, very solid quality, the lesser of the local brew came from Storm Brewing (bland !) You can judge for yourself, do the usual tours and tastings to sample all.

Next would be Yellow Belly Brewery on the corner of George and Water. Five floors of character and home of my personal favourite, Fighting Irish Red Ale.


“Oh Newfoundland, dear Newfoundland…

I long once more to see,

So here’s a toast to Newfoundland,

Wherever I may be. ”


—From an original Newfoundland song, author unknown.

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