Welcome to A Year of Beer!
A little background info: one December a group of us decided to set up a 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 we did. I reckon a beer a day can keep the doctor away – and you can read my thoughts about what else happened after 365 beers in 365 days here.
Given that a large proportion of the year of beer was spent in foreign climes there was the added element of finding a new brew wherever I travelled 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.
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.
So join me on this journey around the world – in beer form.