Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary: Day 53

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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 53: February 22, 2015

Diary entry:

Up bright and early with the intention of going to the first spinning class at the gym.

Don’t keel over – they don’t open until 10am on Sundays.

And in fact they didn’t open until later as there was some problem with the entry system.

I eventually did some cycling on my own when they managed to get in.

But I have booked an appointment to have my maximum heart rate measured – could be interesting…

The Beer:

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 53: London Pride from Fuller's, England

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 53: London Pride from Fuller’s, England

 

Name: London Pride

Producer: Fuller’s Brewery, Chiswick, London

Alcohol content: 4.7%

Bottle size: 0.5 l 

Purchased from: Local supermarket

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It’s a classic; the taste of home and of an arguably mis-spent youth. The good thing is that it translates well to a bottle – it’ll never be the same as a freshly-pulled pint in a London pub but it’s definitely still worth the effort of going to the few stores that stock it here in Trondheim…

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 53: London Pride from Fuller's, England - back

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 53: London Pride from Fuller’s, England – back

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