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 44: February 13, 2015
…And woke up feeling even worse.
Clearly I need to be drinking more beer to get rid of this cold.
Enough of my whining – had to use four hours of my life on my damn accounts before doing some proper work.
Okay that was whining too but not about my health.
Made it to Trondheim’s new beer store – and I was not alone; hugely popular and deservedly so – I restrained myself to 4 brews and some glasses.
Producer: Weihenstephan, Germany
Alcohol content: 5.4%
Bottle size: 0.5 l
Purchased from: Vinmonopolet
Okay, this is my favourite weissbier. I know I might have said that about other brands before, but at the moment, this is the one. I tried this for the first time back in the day when living in Germany and don’t often find it here, but now I have a reliable source.
Just take my word for it, this is the king of hefe. Until I find something to beat it…
Oh and by the way, this brewery has pedigree – Weihenstephan is in fact the world’s oldest, having started in 1040. So what I’m now thinking is that for my 70th birthday I should definitely visit Bavaria for their 1000 year anniversary 🙂