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 85: March 26, 2015
Up early as usual (more or less) and back to work on James Bond for the blog.
Finished the 5th in the series on You Only Live Twice.
Found out some really interesting stuff during research too – including the fact that 11 seconds of footage comes from Norway!
Then I returned to translation interspersed with travel planning for London and Africa.
Another gem of a beer after dinner too…
Producer: Hadeland Håndverksbryggeri, Gran, Norway
Alcohol content: 4.7 %
Bottle size: 0.5 l
Purchased from: Gulating Beer Store, Trondheim
‘Damp’ is Norwegian for ‘steam’, and this is a Norwegian craft beer take on California Common, aka Steam Beer that was very popular during the gold rush on the west coast of the USA. It’s good that they found the recipe, as it tastes lovely. Smooth and refreshing, just what we like…