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 105: April 15, 2015
On the road again!
As I write this update I’m sitting in the Lufthansa Business Lounge at Frankfurt Airport with a couple of hours to kill before my flight to Johannesburg.
With free beer, food, showers and a rest area with near-horizontal seating that shouldn’t be much of an issue.
In fact to be honest I booked it this way when redeeming my miles – so I would have a few hours to chill here before a long flight.
Although I was tempted to use a self-pulled free weissbier in the lounge as my beer diary entry, I decided to pay for one round the corner instead…
Name: Hefe Weissbier (draught)
Producer: Paulaner, Munich, Germany
Alcohol content: 5.5 %
Bottle size: 0.5 l
Purchased from: deutsch, Frankfurt Airport, Germany
There’s not really much I haven’t already said about this one, but this is the first draught version to make the beer diary. I like it even better on tap and this didn’t disappoint. When in Germany, and all that (however briefly)…