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 147: May 27, 2015
After a fairly relaxed start to the day I got back into some blog work.
Then I made the classic mistake of accepting another translation job.
Alright, it is my work and it’s hardly a mistake if it pays the bills, but I could perhaps have used a little time off.
Considering that this one would be done right before we go away for the weekend, though, it was a good idea to take it I guess.
Made a half-hearted start on it before calling it a day with a beer and House of Cards.
Name: Brown Ale
Producer: Nøgne Ø of Grimstad, Norway
Alcohol content: 4.5%
Bottle size: 500 ml
Purchased from: Gulating Beer Store, Trondheim, Norway
Nøgne Ø don’t seem to make bad beer, although I need to do a little more research to fully prove that theory. I’m working on it – this brown ale is great and very drinkable. An excellent accompaniment to a heavy meal or on its own. Or with chili nuts, for example…