Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary: Day 89

by in Beer Diary, Eat, Drink and Be Merry.

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 89: March 30, 2015

Diary entry:

Monday morning again – but at least this is going to be a short working week.

Put in a full day of translation by starting early.

This seems to be the key for maintaining a semblance of productivity.

Also broke for swimming during the afternoon which helps too – it’s been a bit too long.

Did a little research for the next Bond post in the evening – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is next up 🙂

The Beer:

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 89: Weissbier from Macks Ølbryggeri of Norway

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 89: Weissbier from Macks Ølbryggeri of Norway

 

Name: Weissbier

Producer: Mack’s Ølbryggeri of Norway

Alcohol content: 6.5 %

Bottle size: 0.33 l

Purchased from: Vinmonopolet

#grownupbeerdiary

Proclaiming to be the world’s most northerly brewery, Mack’s produce a number of popular beers. Of course I had to try their kristall weissbier, and was impressed. Fresh and crisp, and the relatively high alcohol level creeps up on you, so be careful. Perfect for a summer’s day – or a warm Easter one.

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 89: Weissbier from Macks Ølbryggeri of Norway - back

Grown-up Travel Guide Beer Diary Day 89: Weissbier from Macks Ølbryggeri of Norway – back

Tags: , , , ,