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Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 24: Arctic Sunstone from Amager Bryghus, Denmark

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary: Day 24

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 24: January 24, 2015

Diary entry:

And finally Saturday rolls around.

A welcome lie-in and a lazy breakfast – that’s what the weekend is for, right?

In the evening we went to the theatre to see an excellent new family play that had opened in town.

That was followed by dinner at a sushi restaurant but no beer for me as I was the driver.

On our return, however, I cracked open this beauty from Denmark…

The Beer:

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 24: Arctic Sunstone from Amager Bryghus, Denmark
Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 24: Arctic Sunstone from Amager Bryghus, Denmark

 

Name: Arctic Sunstone

Producer: Amager Bryghus, Denmark

Alcohol content: 6%

Bottle size: 0.5 l

Purchased from: Vinmonopolet

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Wow, this is turning into quite a weekend for beer, let me tell ya! I picked this one up from Vinmonopolet a couple of weeks back and have to admit that the kitschy Viking label caught my attention first. Mind you I am well aware that the Danes know their stuff – I was basically introduced to modern craft microbreweries on a trip to Copenhagen some years ago. And Vinmonopolet basically only sell quality brews – which certainly proved the case here.

It’s an American pale ale with the fullest, fruitiest flavour I’ve enjoyed in a while. “This is the best beer I’ve ever tasted!” were my wife’s exact words. Mind you she was trying to get me to share more of it with her so a little caution might be necessary…

A highlight of the year so far, though – without a doubt.

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 🙂

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