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 33: February 2, 2015
Well what a day – I actually slept quite well the night before a flight which is more of an exception than a rule.
Finished my packing in time to say au revoir to the family and jump in the airport taxi.
It was treacherously icy on the streets but we made it on time and the flight down to Oslo was uneventful.
I met up with the rest of the blog group and we were soon onboard Emirates 777-300 and checking out First and Business Class before settling into the latter.
It was a superb flight and even though we were exhausted when we got to our hotel I was looking forward to seeing Dubai in the daylight.
Producer: Anheuser-Busch InBev, USA
Alcohol content: 5%
Can size: 0.33 l
Purchased from: Emirates Business Class
Okay, canned Bud would never be my beer of choice, but I had no choice. It was this or some alcohol-free stuff, so no contest. Plus, it was served onboard Emirates Business Class, which certainly elevated the experience…