I had to deliver a few books at the Oslo municipal library today, and a magazine caught my eye. It is the periodical of the Oslo Municipal Archive, which has Food and drink as the theme of its latest issue.
Of particular interest is an article about brewery history. Bård Alsvik chronicles the developement from the first brewing licence in 1776 and onwards.
100 years ago, there were 10 industrial breweries in Oslo, now there are none. A total of 37 breweries are listed within the current city borders.