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 88: March 29, 2015
Given the already rather late time we finally called it a night in the small hours, I woke up too early.
The fact that we had to put the clocks forward an hour just exacerbated the issue.
But never mind – a lazy breakfast and a little work later and we were already half way through this particular Sunday.
Enjoyed my daily beer while introducing my daughter to “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”
Now that’s a great way to wind up the weekend.
Name: Hoppy Easter
Producer: CR/AK Brewery, Campodarsego, Italy
Alcohol content: 5.6 %
Bottle size: 0.33 l
Purchased from: Vinmonopolet
Yeah, I know, it’s a godawful pun. But then the worst puns are often the best, right? As we have a mass of Christmas beers it was only inevitable that somebody would see the opening for Easter beer too. This is a great IPA, nothing revolutionary but smooth and the extra alcohol is a welcome boost.