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 100: April 10, 2015
Wow, the hundredth day came around pretty quick, huh?
Luckily we’re to even a third of the way through as I have no intention of giving up.
Come to think of it this must be the most successful New Year’s resolution ever…
More translation work today, wrote a blog post (gasp!) and swam a kilometer.
Now it’s time for sushi and beer, my friends – we have a centenary to celebrate!
Name: Erik the Red
Producer: Mikkeller of Denmark at Lervig Aktiebryggeri, Norway
Alcohol content: 6 %
Bottle size: 0.33 l
Purchased from: Vinmonopolet
Clearly you were expecting me to have something a little special up my sleeve for the 100th day? Well, perhaps in the fridge, at least…
This was a perfect choice – a lovely red ale with sumptuous texture and a good old kick. A product of one of the world’s best craft breweries collaborating with one of Norway’s finest? It could hardly fail, and it doesn’t.
You may have to hunt high and low to find it, but make sure you do 🙂