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 140: May 20, 2015
Bit of a killer day on the work front – good to look back on with a cold beer though!
Had to hit the ground running right after breakfast to make progress on two translation projects.
As usual I was kicking myself for not getting more done before but such is life.
I put in about 10 hours today and made enough progress to be able to relax for an hour before bed.
Being self-employed isn’t always easy, I tell you – but it sure beats working for the man…
Name: AM:PM All Day IPA
Producer: Thornbridge Brewery of Bakewell, England
Alcohol content: 4.5 %
Bottle size: 500 ml
Purchased from: Gulating Beer Store, Trondheim
Back on the IPA then, and what an IPA – this is definitely one of the best of so many excellent versions. Wildly fruity flavour and extremely refreshing with just the right level of bitterness. Score!