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 29: January 29, 2015
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 🙂
Name: Weissbier (hefe)
Alcohol content: 5.3%
Bottle size: 0.5 l
Purchased from: Vinmonopolet
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!