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 61: March 2, 2015
Greetings from Berlin!
Started the day by visiting an old haunt for breakfast.
Did some work from another cafe before heading to Gesundbrunnen.
Finally managed to join one of the Berliner Unterwelten tours which I have managed to miss for years.
It was superb, as was dinner – at Berlin’s second proper Indian restaurant…
Name: Lemke Hefeweizenbier
Producer: Brauhaus Lemke, Berlin, Germany
Alcohol content: 5.3%
Bottle size: 0.5l
Purchased from: Brauhaus Lemke, Berlin, Germany
Brauhaus Lemke is a Berlin institution with its original microbrewery located right by Schloss Charlottenburg. This was my first time visiting its newer outlet at Hackescher Markt and I was very impressed. A nice locale and even better weissbier – this makes three fantastic destinations for weissbier fanatics within walking distance of one another in Berlin – rejoice!