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 108: April 18, 2015
The next adventure begins…up early for a last wonderful breakfast at the Peech Hotel.
Then to the airport where I left a bag full of gear I wouldn’t need in Botswana and made my way to check-in.
Met Jayne from Sunway Safaris and the rest of the group of travel agents along for the tour.
Soon it was time to board for the Air Botswana flight to Maun in the Okavango Delta.
So much to tell, but that will come on the blog – ended our day in camp in the bush with a cold Hansa…
Name: Hansa Pilsener
Alcohol content: 4.5 %
Can size: 330 ml
Purchased from: N/A – supplies on our safari
Nothing spectacular here; a South African brand brewed in Botswana by the local company. Nice and refreshing after a hot day of travel though, so no complaints. Hey, just having a cold beer in the middle of the bush is a real luxury!