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 117: April 27, 2015
This is a flashback to my second day in Johannesburg.
Just back from my eye-opening city centre tour I unfortunately had some work to take care of.
I would much rather have tested out the pool but decided to be a good boy.
When the job was done I celebrated with a nice cold one before going for a walk.
There is a large and growing craft beer scene in South Africa but I didn’t get to try many brews – this was an exception…
Name: CBC Pilsner
Producer: Cape Brewing Company, Suider Paarl, South Africa
Alcohol content: 5.2 %
Bottle size: 440 ml
Purchased from: The Peech Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa
Finally, back on the craft beer! This was a good one too, from an excellent microbrewery in the Cape.