Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary: Day 5

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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 – 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 5: January 5, 2015

Diary entry:

Back to reality with a bang – or rather an alarm signal – at 0630 this morning.

After the other two members of the household left for school and work respectively, I tried to hit the ground running by polishing off a translation project.

Spinning at the gym gave me a brief burst of energy before lunch, after which I took the drone for its first flight in 2015.

Back to work afterwards and finished editing my photos for the next Berlin hotel review due tomorrow.

And so to beer…

The Beer:

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 6: Juleøl (Christmas beer) from Lindesnes Bryghus, Norway

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 6: Juleøl (Christmas beer) from Lindesnes Bryghus, Norway

 

Name: Juleøl (Christmas Beer)

Producer: Lindesnes Bryghus, Norway

Alcohol content: 4.7%

Bottle size: 0.5 l

Purchased from: Local supermarket

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Rather inevitably I have a few Christmas beers left over after the Beer Advent Calendar, as I got a bit carried away and bought more than I needed. I also received several brews as gifts so you can expect a few ‘leftovers’ in this year’s beer diary.

This one is from a new brewery for me – Lindesnes – and I was impressed. Based on pilsner and pale ale, it’s nice and strong with a dark red-brown colour. Result!

For a full list of all the beers sampled so far this year, just look under the Beer Diary category – you’re sure to find some tasty inspiration 🙂

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 6: Juleøl (Christmas beer) from Lindesnes Bryggeri, Norway

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 6: Juleøl (Christmas beer) from Lindesnes Bryggeri, Norway

 

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 6: Juleøl (Christmas beer) from Lindesnes Bryghus, Norway

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 6: Juleøl (Christmas beer) from Lindesnes Bryghus, Norway

 

 

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