Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary: Day 29

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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 Рplus 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 29: January 29, 2015

Diary entry:

Another morning spent organising travel, with a record 90 minutes on the phone to United’s call centre in the USA…

In the end I secured an award redemption with a slightly better route than I had expected.

The return leg is in Economy though, so I have to hope that a Business Class seat opens up before April.

Yes, I know, if not I can cope with coach…

After that was done I finally managed to get to town and get a long overdue haircut ūüôā

The Beer:

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 28: Hefe Weissbier from Erdinger, Germany

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 28: Hefe Weissbier from Erdinger, Germany

 

Name: Weissbier (hefe)

Producer: Erdinger

Alcohol content: 5.3%

Bottle size: 0.5 l

Purchased from: Vinmonopolet

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This one’s an old friend and a very familiar weissbier; but no worse for that. One of the brands that got me addicted to weiss in the first place; initially I was more of a fan of kristall but now I’m a hefe man. I also enjoy a dunkel now and again – Erdinger don’t make bad weiss, not matter what the style. And as a bonus, I finally get to drink the beer that matches the glass I have, too…Prost!

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 28: Hefe Weissbier from Erdinger, Germany - back

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 28: Hefe Weissbier from Erdinger, Germany – back

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