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 27: January 27, 2015
So back to the video editing – I’m getting better, as I managed to finish a 100 second clip in, er, two hours…
Yeah, some improvement needed I guess.
So that was most of my morning, that and ferrying my daughter to and from a school ski day.
Later when I finally finished my hotel review from Helsinki I made a last-minute decision to go spin at the gym.
In the evening it was time to try a newly reopened bar and find a beer of the day…
Name: Skottgodt Strong Scotch Ale
Producer: To Tårn, Trondheim, Norway
Alcohol content: 7%
Bottle size: 0.33 l
Purchased from: Ila Brainnstasjon, Trondheim, Norway
Tonight I headed out to what is essentially my ‘local’, at least with regard to decent beers. It’s a few stops on the tram and well worth the little effort to get there. Ila Brainnstasjon has a good range of bottled beer and a few choice brews on tap including Austmann’s Tre Gamle Damer and Brooklyn Lager. But this was a new one for me, a kicking tipple from a brewery almost within spitting distance of the bar – To Tårn of Marienborg, Trondheim.