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 284: October 11, 2015
After a very brief time in Berlin we had a train to catch.
Took the ICE in First Class to Weimar – very smooth.
Met our guide for a visit to the surprisingly huge onion market.
Then back to the station for the short trip to Erfurt.
Checked in and checked out a local restaurant for dinner.
Name: Kostritzer Schwarzbier
Producer: Kostritzer Schwarzbierbraueri of Bad Kostritz, Germany
Alcohol content: 4.8 %
Bottle size: 330 ml
Purchased from: ACC Cafe, Weimar, Germany
Well they say this is one for the ladies, but I had to try it too. Very smooth and a little sweet, it’s a goodie.