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 165: June 14, 2015
Woke up feeling a tad delicate this morning.
Going to bed at 6 a.m. might have had something to do with it, or perhaps it was just mowing the lawn yesterday.
Went back to bed for a couple of hours which helped.
Once recovered we crossed town to pick up our car that we left last night.
By the time evening rolled around I was back in a beer mood once again…
Name: Bitter & Twisted Golden Ale
Producer: Harviestoun Brewery of Alva, Scotland
Alcohol content: 4.2 %
Bottle size: 330 ml
Purchased from: Local supermarket
An excellent golden ale this one – as the name suggests it has the right degree of bitterness as well as a very full flavour.