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Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary: Day 40

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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 – 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

Diary entry:

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…

The Beer:

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 40: Øl till Julemat from Atna Øl, Norway

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 40: Øl till Julemat from Atna Øl, Norway

 

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

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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…)

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 40: Øl till Julemat from Atna Øl, Norway - back, left

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 40: Øl till Julemat from Atna Øl, Norway – back, left

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 40: Øl till Julemat from Atna Øl, Norway - back, right

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 40: Øl till Julemat from Atna Øl, Norway – back, right

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