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 114: April 24, 2015
After another superb breakfast – they seem to be a hallmark of this road trip – I went to the craft shop to do some souvenir hunting.
Then it was time to visit the cultural centre for the 11.15 dance show.
One amazingly athletic performance later and I hit the road to return to South Africa.
In the late afternoon I arrived in Dundee – about as British-looking (and sounding) town you could find in Africa.
I checked it to the Royal Country Inn – a true piece of history dating back to 1886…
Name: Castle Lager
Producer: SAB Ltd, Sandton, South Africa
Alcohol content: 5 %
Can size: 330 ml
Purchased from: The Royal Country Inn, Dundee, South Africa
This is the most ubiquitous SAB lager in South Africa and is good but not great – at least with 5% alcohol it has more of a kick than many industrials.