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 22: January 22, 2015
More stunning weather here in Trondheim today so of course I was off with the drone as soon as I had done my morning tasks.
Driving up to Gråkallen which is one of the highest points easily reached from town, I set off through the snow to find a suitable location.
It didn’t take long and I was rewarded with some spectacular footage and stills which you’ll see on the site as soon as I’m done editing.
I even made it to the gym to swim a kilometre afterwards, which gave me even more incentive to enjoy my beer in the evening.
And enjoy it I did…
Name: Konrad’s Stout
Producer: Lervig Aktiebryggeri, Norway
Alcohol content: 10.4%
Bottle size: 0.33 l
Purchased from: Vinmonopolet
A slightly sad day today as I finally opened the last of the beer selection I received from fellow brew lovers Bodil and Bernt for my birthday. Yet any sadness was soon forgotten when I tasted this heady stout – a lovely rich, smoky and very strong dark black porter, Konrad’s Stout has perhaps a bit too much kick for a Thursday night beer. You have been warned – this is a wonderful tipple, but best saved for the weekend 🙂
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 🙂