Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary: Day 34

Welcome to the Grown-up Travel Guide 2015 Beer Diary!

A little background info: in December a group of us decided to set up the 2014 Beer Advent Calendar, whereby we would try a new beer each day up until Christmas. We shared our tipples on Facebook and Instagram and a great time was had by all – plus we all got to learn about some fine brews from around the world.

Faced with a sense of emptiness when the challenge was over I decided that 24 days a year was just not enough. Why not a year of beer? And so here we are. I reckon a beer a day can keep the doctor away – but even if not it’ll be fun, right?

Given that a large proportion of the year 2015 will be spent in foreign climes there will be the added element of finding a new brew wherever we travel and there are a huge number of excellent beers available here in Norway too – most of which I doubt any of our readers will have heard of.

Your participation is not only encouraged but required – just use the hashtag #grownupbeerdiary if possible. Add your entries here and/or use our social media channels – whatever works best for you.

To keep it simple follow the same format as we do here: describe your day in a maximum of five sentences, add some info about the beer and a photo or two.

Obscure ales and imports IPAs are always interesting but there’s to be no snobbery here – anything goes, even alcohol-free as we all need a good alternative now and again. We’ll work out the practicalities as we go – but since the first day of the year is nearly over we better get started on this journey around the world – in beer form. Cheers!

Day 34: February 3, 2015

Diary entry:

An exhausting but pretty damn amazing first full day in Dubai.

Up after a maximum of three hours sleep for our transfer to the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa

Lunch at the Sheik Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding was enlightening – this presentation should be obligatory for all.

After that, a trip out to the desert for some serious dune bashing in a Land Cruiser, a sundowner and dinner.

Caught up on work with a beer at the hotel next door before hitting the hay.

The Beer:

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 34: Tiger, Singapore
Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 34: Tiger, Singapore


Name: Tiger

Producer: Tiger, Singapore

Alcohol content: 5%

Draught size: 1 pint

Purchased from: Movenpick Hotel, Dubai


Despite the fact that I probably would have drunk anything after the heat and dust of the desert and my general state of knackeredness, this was a decent lager. Crips and refreshing, very similar to draught Stella Artois. I tried two just to make sure.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *