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Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary - Day 145: Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co. of Hawaii, USA

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary: Day 145

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 145: May 25, 2015

Diary entry:

At the risk of sounding like the weatherman – or just weather obsessed – we woke up to rain once again.

I know I’m moaning about it but I didn’t realised until know that Norway clearly has a rainy season…

Completed most of the final translation job today and finalised my blog videos.

And I managed to clear my backlog of beer diary posts…

For once I got the diary updated in the evening, too…

The Beer:

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary - Day 145: Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co. of Hawaii, USA
Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary – Day 145: Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co. of Hawaii, USA

 

Name: Big Wave Golden Ale

Producer: Kona Brewing Co. of Hawaii, USA

Alcohol content: 4.4%

Bottle size: 355 ml

Purchased from: Local supermarket

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Another great beer from Kona – this one was very refreshing just like the last; certainly would be ideal on a Hawaiian beach, I would imagine. Not bad on a rainy Norwegian evening, though…

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary - Day 145: Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co. of Hawaii, USA
Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary – Day 145: Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co. of Hawaii, USA
Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary - Day 145: Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co. of Hawaii, USA
Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary – Day 145: Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co. of Hawaii, USA
Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary - Day 145: Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co. of Hawaii, USA
Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary – Day 145: Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co. of Hawaii, USA
Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary - Day 145: Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co. of Hawaii, USA
Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary – Day 145: Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co. of Hawaii, USA