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 49: February 18, 2015
Up early and straight to work – really.
Snowing like the clappers so I had to fire up the snowblower and clear the drive.
Quick trip to town and popped into the beer store on the way home – with quite the result.
More on that in a minute.
Finally got my Dubai hotel review finished and online.
Name: Ymist 5 – American Wheat
Producer: Fjellbryggeriet, Norway
Alcohol content: 4.6%
Bottle size: 0.5 l
Purchased from: Gulating, Trondheim, Norway
Wow. I was looking forward to trying this, but I hadn’t expected it to be this good. This was a new brewery for me, and from out of nowhere they served up the best weissbier from Norway I’ve tasted so far. Beautiful flavour, a hint of banana in there? Just great – I want to secure a crate or two so I might have to drive to the store tomorrow…