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 123: May 3, 2015
Sunday was another working day, albeit with a later start.
Made major progress on my translation jobs and also some video editing.
Put out some clips on Facebook along the way which were well received – bodes well for the final cut.
Very pleased with the photos from my trusty Nikon D7000 too; won’t be trading that one in for a long time.
The Panasonic GH4 I’m testing performed well with video but not as good with stills, but then I am not really familiar enough with it yet.
Name: All Day IPA
Alcohol content: 4.7%
Bottle size: 355 ml
Purchased from: Local supermarket
As I’ve mentioned I’m really into IPA at the moment and this was an excellent one. Very good flavour and the right amount of bitterness – most satisfying.