Day 323:Stormed through the final translation project.Took the Nissan Leaf back to the workshop and ordered one for the end of January.Completed my work and went to the gym to swim.Caught up on some correspondence and plodded on with photo editing.Worked on African safari itineraries for next year – looking good!The Beer Bohemian Rhapsody from CAP Brewery of Bro, Sweden.This is wonderful – I’m not sure it really is a Czech Pilsener in style but who cares when it tastes this good?
Day 267:Things moved a bit faster today.In the right direction, as well… Decent new translation job came in as well as more blog stuff.Took a trip to the gym to swim then back at it.New website actually nearing completion – not too bad, either.The Beer:Far Skyline from Buxton Brewery of Buxton, England.Considering that Berliner Weisse is not one of my favourite types of beer, this had bad odds; but it was actually quite good.
Day 212:Up early to get straight to work. No, seriously. More video editing and nearly done with the next Okinawa article.Polished off the second video from Botswana too for my client.Felt justified in taking an early beer…The Beer: Broken Dial Amber Ale from Harviestoun Brewery of Alva, Scotland.Very nice amber ale – which is one of my favourite types. Harviestoun didn’t mess it up at all…
Day 130: Diary entry: Another day of slogging away at the computer. Mostly translation work, but also catching up on the huge backlog of beer diary posts By the end of the evening I was essentially done but just need to add a few details on two entries. Wow, hopefully I won’t get so far behind again – we shall see though. Hit the gym again for some shock therapy aka spinning… The Beer: Name: Top Hop IPA Producer: Hornbeer of Kirke Hyllinge, Denmark Alcohol content: 4.7 % Bottle size: 500…
Day 344:More work to start the day.Made it to the gym for my 50 lengths in the pool.Then did a beer run and came up trumps.Back to finish the project and make dinner.Took the best of Monday’s tasting beers again tonight – I was right…The Beer:Vellagret Juleøl from Aass of Drammen, Norway.A superb Christmas beer from Norway’s oldest brewery.
Day 11: Today – in beer terms – I took a trip back to Chicago and in fact to the start of my experiences with American craft beer. In 2012 I visited my first US brewery, Goose Island. What a place to begin…I returned last year and 312 remains a big favourite. It tastes even better from my Berghoff’s glass, a souvenir from the summer. It’s good that 312 can be purchased from several supermarkets here in Trondheim, despite the obviously ridiculous price...312 Urban Wheat Ale from Goose Island
Day 299:Back to reality – for a short while at least.Completed another German Wurst post in record time.More correspondence and more preparation for WTM.Tallinn tomorrow – better start packing.Suddenly realised this will be a new country for me – number 56!The Beer:Dead Pony from Brewdog of Ellon, Scotland.Hmm, this was a little weak and watery for me – good taste but not enough oomph.
Day 70:A better and more productive day today, thankfully.Made solid progress on the translation project I am slogging through.Even managed to finish my James Bond post for the week.Also had some interesting offers regarding travel for later this year – I’ll keep you posted…The Beer: Ruby Red Ale from St Peter’s Brewery, England
Day 277:Nice to wake up in a somewhat better state than yesterday…Lazy breakfast then sat down to some emailing.Cycled to my mother-in-law’s place for her birthday dinner.After an ample amount of cake we made it home again.Finished the weekend with another Bond flick :-)The Beer:Ankerøl from Inderøy Gårdsbryggeri of Inderøy, Norway.Another excellent beer from a long-time favourite brewery, this time a smooth porter.
Day 20:Twenty days already – time certainly flies when you drink good beer. Today was my last day in Finland on this trip and started with an amazing sunrise. It was 20 degrees below zero but surprisingly bearable for the views from our hotel on the lake.Now I’m waiting for the first of two flights to get back home; with a nice pale ale for company. The beer: Endless Vacation Pale Ale from Curious Audacious Products Brewery, Sweden