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Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 104: Icelandic Pale Ale from Einstøk Ølgerd of Akureyri, Iceland

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary: Day 104

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 104: April 14, 2015

Diary entry:

My last beer diary entry from Norway from a while – tomorrow I’ll be en route to Africa!

Today I broke my own personal record by packing more than 24 hours before my trip.

Impressed? You should be – I generally pack a couple of hours before my taxi to the airport arrives…

Anyway I really needed to make sure I could get everything in my bags and after a little repacking I think I should still be okay.

Did a last bit of shopping for safari, then took it easy – with a superb beer…

The Beer:

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 104: Icelandic Pale Ale from Einstøk Ølgerd of Akureyri, Iceland
Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 104: Icelandic Pale Ale from Einstøk Ølgerd of Akureyri, Iceland

 

Name: Icelandic Pale Ale

Producer: Einstøk Ølgerd of Akureyri, Iceland

Alcohol content: 5.6 %

Bottle size: 0.33 l

Purchased from: Vinmonopolet, Trondheim, Norway

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This was one of the most exotic ones on the shelf and I had to give it a try. This was a beauty – if this represents the standard of Icelandic craft beer then they have a lot to be proud of…

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 104: Icelandic Pale Ale from Einstøk Ølgerd of Akureyri, Iceland - back
Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 104: Icelandic Pale Ale from Einstøk Ølgerd of Akureyri, Iceland – back