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 128: May 8, 2015
Despite the rain I maintained my new routine and went for a morning constitutional.
That out me in fine fettle to finish my Peech Hotel review (such a great hotel).
A little more video editing after lunch before hitting the pool for a one kilometre swim.
Felt good to have made it through the 40 lengths and even better to relax afterwards.
Movie night with Rebecca and the next Bond film in the series – Thunderball – at her insistence, not mine as you may assume 🙂
Name: Gåsebrygg Ølve på Egge Bryggeri, Norway
Producer: Ølve på Egge Bryggeri, Norway
Alcohol content: 4.7 %
Bottle size: 500 ml
Purchased from: Gulating Beer Store, Trondheim, Norway
This “Goose Brew” was a strange one. At first I was disappointed – it tasted like a failed home-brew and was on course for being the first poor quality beer this year. But after it settled it improved a lot – still not up there with the best and still decidedly average, but definitely interesting – I think this was bottled too early and if left longer to gain more CO2 it would be a vast improvement.