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 42: February 11, 2015
Clearly the beer last night helped as I woke up feeling a little better.
I returned to my magnum opus – a video clip I am trying to edit from Finland.
It took me a few hours and I think I made some progress, so it will probably be finished in a few months…
I had a few errands to do so combined them with a little restocking of my beer supplies.
At Vinmonopolet I found some really unusual brands, so the next week or so is sorted 🙂
Name: Madness IPA
Producer: The Wild Beer Co, Somerset, England
Alcohol content: 6.8%
Bottle size: 0.33 l
Purchased from: Vinmonopolet
Wow. 6.8% worth of citrus fruits and tropical flavour – created using a heap of different hops. Glad I found this one; it was about time for a beer from the homeland too…ace.