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 56: February 25, 2015
Well, I kept up with the morning exercise thang.
Did a little work then headed to the gym for spinning class.
I have to admit, it nearly killed me but hopefully that was a one-off.
Back to carry on video editing for a Dubai article which is going to be a biggie.
Caught up with a little more ‘Better Call Saul’ to accompany my beer…
Name: I Wish Gluten-free IPA
Producer: Mikkeller, Copenhagen, Denmark
Alcohol content: 5.5 %
Bottle size: 0.33 l
Purchased from: Vinmonopolet
You have to feel sorry for those poor folks with gluten intolerance. I mean, I could live without bread, but beer? Damn. Anyway good ol’ Mikkeller (legendary Danish craft brewers, now a BIG business) has a solution with this gluten-free beer. And for those of us who don’t worry about such things, try it anyway – it was delicious. Brewed and bottled in Belgian as a guest beer – nice.