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 10: January 10, 2015
I had some work to do today – even with today being a Saturday – so got that out of the way first.
Next I headed to town to do a few errands.
One of these was to visit Vinmonpolet to buy a few new beers.
I ended up with four new ones for the diary – starting with this one here.
And I went to the gym again – not bad, eh?
Name: Magic Stone Dog Saison Pale Ale hybrid
Producer: BrewDog, Scotland
Alcohol content: 5%
Bottle size: 0.33 l
Purchased from: Vinmonopolet
Time to branch out a little – after all the Norwegian beers I felt it was time for something different. After a fun time at Vinmonopolet where I am a bit like a kid in a candy shop; they have so many wonderful brews from around the world I settled on one from Scotland for tonight. The very successful BrewDog have teamed up with Summer Stone and Magic Rock to make this summery taste. Which was great on a very, very cold night.
For a full list of all the beers sampled so far this year, just look under the Beer Diary category – you’re sure to find some tasty inspiration 🙂