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 79: March 20, 2015
So the week drew to a close with a day spent out of office.
Well, mostly – started with a couple of hours of translation then into town.
Had to pick up my malaria medicine for next month’s Africa adventure and run some errands.
Continued working from a cafe but didn’t last long.
Always wonder how people can do that – way too many distractions for me…
Name: Ugly Christmas
Producer: Ugly Duck Brewing Co., Denmark
Alcohol content: 7.5 %
Bottle size: 0.33 l
Purchased from: Vinmonopolet
There are still a handful of Christmas beers in the stores and when I found three of these left at the state liquor store I grabbed one – when I tasted it later I regretted not grabbing them all. A real kick and great Xmas taste, but also perfect in the middle of March.