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Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary: Day 172

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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 172: June 21, 2015

Diary entry:

After a lie-in of sorts, a lazy Sunday.

Basked in the sunshine here at home before a quick trip to Lian lake.

Sizzled in the heat for a while, then home to change.

The three of us then cycled through the woods to visit Bodil and Bernt at their place a.k.a. Lian Kjøkkenbryggeri.

Along with a spectacular dinner eaten outside in the sun it was time to taste the latest home-brew collaboration…

The Beer:

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 172: Red Grant from Lian Kjøkkenbryggeri of Trondheim, Norway

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 172: Red Grant from Lian Kjøkkenbryggeri of Trondheim, Norway

 

Name: Red Grant

Producer: Lian Kjøkkenbryggeri with me and Per Tronsaune, Trondheim, Norway

Alcohol content: ? %

Bottle size: 500 ml

Purchased from: We made it.

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This was the second time I collaborated with Bernt of Lian Kjøkkenbryggeri on a beer – he wanted a type and a name for what would be his batch number 007. Clearly it needed to be Bond-themed, and I was pleased that I managed to come up with something a little less obvious – a red ale named after one of the villains in ‘From Russia with Love’. But I was even more pleased that it turned out so well; I can’t wait to pick up a crate tomorrow 🙂

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 172: Red Grant from Lian Kjøkkenbryggeri of Trondheim, Norway

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 172: Red Grant from Lian Kjøkkenbryggeri of Trondheim, Norway

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 172: Red Grant from Lian Kjøkkenbryggeri of Trondheim, Norway

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 172: Red Grant from Lian Kjøkkenbryggeri of Trondheim, Norway

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