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Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary: Day 183

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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 183: July 2, 2015

Diary entry:

A long day of travel today, with more than half of it spent up in the air.

After breakfast at the hotel I took the shuttle bus to the airport.

KLM were on time and half empty, so I had plenty of space on the long haul to Amsterdam.

Again I had over five hours to kill at Schiphol so used two lounges and a bar to do so.

Back home just after midnight to collapse into bed.

The Beer:

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary - Day 183: Natte from Brouwerij't IJ of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary – Day 183: Natte from Brouwerij’t IJ of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

 

Name: Natte

Producer:¬†Brouwerij’t IJ of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Alcohol content: 6.5%

Glass size: 330 ml

Purchased from: Snack bar, Amsterdam airport

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Apart from a (very good) Irish pub I find the lack of decent bars at Schiphol airport a bit of a mystery. Sure, you can buy Heineken everywhere but not much else. Happily I discovered that a snack bar had a couple of local craft beers on its shelves, including this very rich brew. A promising start for my experience of Dutch microbreweries.

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary - Day 183: Natte from Brouwerij't IJ of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary – Day 183: Natte from Brouwerij’t IJ of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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