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 74: March 15, 2015
We had vowed to make the most of our time at Oppdal and we certainly did so.
Rising earlyish we packed up and drove to Vangslia where once again we could park right by the lift.
Since we already had charge our ski passes we could just jump straight on the chairlift and get going.
Another fabulous day of sun and snow and we took our last trip up at 15:59 (lifts closed at 16:00).
What a superb weekend – not even spoiled by a couple of hours of work I had to cram in before midnight.
Producer: Nøgne Ø, Grimstad, Norway
Alcohol content: 4.5 %
Bottle size: 0.5 l
Purchased from: Local supermarket
Nøgne Ø is a dependable brewery – one of the most well-established of the craft beer producers in Norway, in my experience you only get quality from the gang in Grimstad. Their bitter is a refreshing beer and perfectly suited after being out in the sun all day and needing to relax after the drive home.