This past weekend I stopped by to see my friend Joe, the wine aficionado and owner of Wine 101. Don’t let the name fool you, while grapes may be his first love, he also has a wide variety of specialty microbrews in the wine shop. I have even spotted a few growlers of local Lonerider brew in the cooler on occasion. In fact, Wine 101 is having a beer tasting event Friday February 12th called the “Beer Olympics”. For $10 you get to celebrate the opening ceremony and the lighting of the Olympic flame in Vancouver by sampling over 25 beers from around the world at Wine 101. (No, you don’t have to try all 25!). After an evening of beer swirling guests will vote on their favorites and in Olympic fashion award gold, silver, and bronze medals to the beer champions. (I’m pulling for the Belgians!). So if you like beer and are looking for a fun way to kick off the 2010 Olympics check out the wine 101 website for more information.