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Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary: Day 229

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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 229: August 17, 2015

Diary entry:

Monday morning rolls around, as it always does.

I’m not complaining though, the sun is blazing and I had a great day.

Went into town briefly in connection with a new blog project.

Back for lunch in the sun then a ride in the hills.

And now it’s beer time – and look what I have here…

The Beer:

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary - Day 229: Sumbel Porter from Ægir Bryggeri of Flåm, Norway

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary – Day 229: Sumbel Porter from Ægir Bryggeri of Flåm, Norway

 

Name: Sumbel Porter

Producer: Ægir Bryggeri of Flåm, Norway

Alcohol content: 4.7 %

Glass size: 500 ml

Purchased from: MENY supermarket, Trondheim, Norway

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Fabulously smooth porter this – from what is beyond doubt my favourite Norwegian craft brewery. At least in terms of the number of beers in their range that I absolutely loved, Ægir is in first position. Velvety smooth with a creamy chocolate taste and a hint of coffee. Superb.

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary - Day 229: Sumbel Porter from Ægir Bryggeri of Flåm, Norway

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary – Day 229: Sumbel Porter from Ægir Bryggeri of Flåm, Norway

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary - Day 229: Sumbel Porter from Ægir Bryggeri of Flåm, Norway

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary – Day 229: Sumbel Porter from Ægir Bryggeri of Flåm, Norway

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