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Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary - Day 220: Chimay Bleue from S.A. Bieres de Chimay of Baileux, Belgium

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary: Day 220

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 220: August 8, 2015

Diary entry:

The weekend – gotta love it.

Despite the temptation to do absolutely nothing I resisted and went to the pool again.

Back home and off to do some food shopping.

Dinner and a beer or two.

Down to the basement to watch “Bloodline” – left the last episode for tomorrow…

The Beer:

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary - Day 220: Chimay Bleue from S.A. Bieres de Chimay of Baileux, Belgium
Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary – Day 220: Chimay Bleue from S.A. Bieres de Chimay of Baileux, Belgium

Name: Chimay Bleue

Producer: S.A. Bieres de Chimay of Baileux, Belgium

Alcohol content: 9.1 %

Glass size: 330 ml

Purchased from: Vinmonopolet

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The Chamay brand has a few different Trappist Ales, all of which are great but until now none of them had appeared in the beer diary. Decided to rectify this and started with the Blue – it’s very strong but smooth and the alcohol isn’t overbearing – highly recommended.

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary - Day 220: Chimay Bleue from S.A. Bieres de Chimay of Baileux, Belgium
Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary – Day 220: Chimay Bleue from S.A. Bieres de Chimay of Baileux, Belgium