Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary: Day 2

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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 2: January 2, 2015

Diary entry:

Yes, I did it – I went to the gym; and yes, it was ******* tough.

After a rough night of little sleep (it happens to me now and again for no apparent reason) I hit the spinning class.

It felt crazy beforehand, like hell during the session but damn good afterwards.

It was worth it for the ridiculous feeling of self-satisfaction when it was over.

And it means I can drink my beer with a clear conscience…

The Beer:

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 2: Bernard Unpasteurized Lager from Bernard Family Brewery, Czech Republic

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 2: Bernard Unpasteurized Lager from Bernard Family Brewery, Czech Republic

 

Name: Bernard Unpasteurized Lager

Producer: Bernard Family Brewery, Humpolec, Czech Republic

Alcohol content: 4.5%

Bottle size: 0.5 l

Purchased from: Rema 1000 (regular supermarket)

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A slightly unusual taste (is that the lack of pasteurization?) but fresh and crisp. Never seen this one before; it looks like a cheap import/’no-brand’ beer but is anything but. A nice surprise.

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 🙂

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 2: Bernard Unpasteurized Lager from Bernard Family Brewery, Czech Republic

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 2: Bernard Unpasteurized Lager from Bernard Family Brewery, Czech Republic

 

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