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Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary - Day 196: Toc d'espelta from Art Cervesers of Gallecs, Spain

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary: Day 196

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 196: July 15, 2015

Diary entry:

After three nights in glorious Tamariu, it was time to head inland.

We had a little drama before we left as Mari Anne heard a kitten inside the bonnet of a car at the hotel.

We rescued it – eventually – and the pet rescue people picked her up.

Then we drove to the La Garrotxa volcanic area and La Rectoria.

This converted priest’s house is just stunning – full review coming soon.

The Beer:

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary - Day 196: Toc d'espelta from Art Cervesers of Gallecs, Spain
Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary – Day 196: Toc d’espelta from Art Cervesers of Gallecs, Spain

 

Name: Toc d’espelta

Producer: Art Cervesers of Gallecs, Spain

Alcohol content: 5.1 %

Glass size: 330 ml

Purchased from: La Rectoria, La Garrotxa, Spain

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La Rectoria had a craft beer for each night of our stay, which was perfect. I started with this one, made from spelt wheat. Another excellent Catalaonian artisan beer.

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary - Day 196: Toc d'espelta from Art Cervesers of Gallecs, Spain
Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary – Day 196: Toc d’espelta from Art Cervesers of Gallecs, Spain
Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary - Day 196: Toc d'espelta from Art Cervesers of Gallecs, Spain
Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary – Day 196: Toc d’espelta from Art Cervesers of Gallecs, Spain