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 76: March 17, 2015
Today was a very good day.
Got a lot of stuff done – finished a translation job, worked on the blog – even wrote the first proper newsletter.
That was more by accident than design as a draft was sent in error automatically so I needed some damage control…
Out for a walk again – weather’s too good to be indoors at the gym.
Rounded it off with progress on planning my Africa trip – one month to go!
Name: Guinness Draught (can)
Producer: Guinness, Ireland
Alcohol content: 4.2 %
Bottle size: 0.5 l
Purchased from: Local supermarket
What could be more fitting than a Guinness on St Patrick’s Day? I remember when they launched this canned variety with a widget in the tin to apparently recreate the draught taste. That was a long time ago, when a widget was not something you had on your phone – we didn’t have mobiles back then either. Anyway, it tastes good, so cheers!