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 181: June 30, 2015
I must admit I had enjoyed the luxury of two nights at the same place, but it was time to move again.
And I wasn’t complaining, as we were off to one of the other islands.
This was to be a highlight of the trip – some snorkelling in warm turquoise waters.
We took the ferry to Tokashiki Island and were not disappointed.
Okay, the weather could have been a little better but paradise it was.
Name: Asahi Super Dry
Producer: Asahi Breweries Limited of Tokyo, Japan
Alcohol content: 5%
Glass size: 500 ml
Purchased from: Sea Friend Hotel, Tokashiki Island, Okinawa
Not a great deal of choice in an area with only a handful of places to stay and eat and one store. But at least it was something new for this trip, although a very well known Japanese beer we can even get in Norway. Tasted better here though…