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 247: September 4, 2015
A long day started at **** o’clock.
Drove to the airport and flew to Barcelona via Oslo.
Good to meet friends old and new over lunch in Blanes.
Beer tasting in the rain but upside was great brews and we got a doggy bag.
So I have all the beers I need for the beer diary while here – neat!
Name: Liam from Marina of Blanes, Catalonia, Spain
Producer: Liam from Marina of Blanes, Catalonia, Spain
Alcohol content: 5 %
Bottle size: 330 ml
Purchased from: Gift from brewery, Blanes, Catalonia, Spain
What a great start to my beer diary in Catalonia – a lovely session IPA from Marina.