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Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary: Day 39

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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 Рplus 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 39: February 8, 2015

Diary entry:

Spent most of the morning working on the biggest video editing job I’ve ever attempted.

It will probably end up at about 5 minutes long but it feels like Lawrence of Arabia at times.

Still, I guess it’s all a good learning experience…

The storm continued today and I had to clear about 20cm of snow from the drive – slight contrast to last week!

Hit the gym this afternoon, which was somewhat tough, to say the least ūüôā

The Beer:

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 39: Norwegian Wood smoked ale by Haandryggeriet, Drammen, Norway

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 39: Norwegian Wood smoked ale by Haandryggeriet, Drammen, Norway

 

Name: Norwegian Wood smoked ale

Producer: Haandbryggeriet, Drammen, Norway

Alcohol content: 6.5%

Bottle size: 0.5 l 

Purchased from: Duty-free store, Oslo Airport

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Another interesting one from Drammen Рthis is a traditional smoked ale with juniper berries. Very intense, perhaps a touch too smoky but certainly full in flavour. Would be great with grilled meat and as a Christmas beer.

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 39: Norwegian Wood smoked ale by Haandryggeriet, Drammen, Norway - back

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 39: Norwegian Wood smoked ale by Haandryggeriet, Drammen, Norway – back

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 39: Norwegian Wood smoked ale by Haandryggeriet, Drammen, Norway - right

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 39: Norwegian Wood smoked ale by Haandryggeriet, Drammen, Norway – right

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