Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary: Day 287

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 287: October 14, 2015

Diary entry:

Woke up in Nuremberg to a cold but clear day.

After breakfast we met our local guides at a historic bratwurst restaurant.

Here we saw the sausage-making process in person down in the basement.

These turned out to be the best of the wurst.

For a change we had sushi for dinner – but there was even bratwurst sushi too…

The Beer:

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary - Day 287: Rotbier from Hausbrauerei Altstadthof of Nurember, Germany
Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary – Day 287: Rotbier from Hausbrauerei Altstadthof of Nurember, Germany


Name: Rotbier

Producer: Hausbrauerei Altstadthof of Nuremberg, Germany 

Alcohol content: 5.2 %

Bottle size: 500 ml

Purchased from: Hausbrauerei Altstadthof, Nuremberg, Germany 


This was a first – apparently the strong red colour comes from the malt and is natural – anyway the beer is smooth and lovely.