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 40: February 9, 2015
Day 40 – that’s a bit of a milestone right there.
I needed to restock today so that was top priority after a few hours of work.
Managed to grab five interesting beers from the local store so that should keep me going until the weekend.
Was feeling a little under the weather (probably because of the weather) so took it a little easy otherwise.
Hopefully my beery medicine will help shift my cold – it’s another good excuse, anyway…
Name: Øl til Julemat (“Beer for Christmas Dinner”, more or less)
Producer: Atna Øl, Norway
Alcohol content: 4.7%
Bottle size: 0.33 l
Purchased from: Local supermarket
Missed this one for Christmas so decided to try it now since the store still had a few left. Excellent brew – a tasty Pale Ale/Munchener combo which will be high on the list next festive season, or perhaps before (they still have a few more – and we have leftover food in the freezer…)