Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary: Day 78

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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 78: March 19, 2015

Diary entry:

It never rains, it only pours – in a good way.

Work is flooding in and I am reaching capacity for the next week or so.

Not complaining – much – but it does mean I need to be smart in prioritising translation/blogging/free time.

And therein lies the problem – this is not my strong point…

Anyway, got through a lot today and finished my Berlin hotel review into the bargain.

The Beer:

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 78: Dorothy Goodbody's Golden Ale from Wye Valley Brewery, England

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 78: Dorothy Goodbody’s Golden Ale from Wye Valley Brewery, England

 

Name: Dorothy Goodbody’s Golden Ale

Producer: Wye Valley Brewery, England

Alcohol content: 4.5 %

Bottle size: 0.5 l

Purchased from: Local supermarket

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When you read the name and see the picture on the label, you know it’s British. This is a bottle-conditioned beer from the beautiful Wye Valley, and despite its relatively low alcohol strength was very tasty. Good work, Dorothy!

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 78: Dorothy Goodbody's Golden Ale from Wye Valley Brewery, England - back

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 78: Dorothy Goodbody’s Golden Ale from Wye Valley Brewery, England – back

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