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The Danish Herslev Bryghus has brewed a carrot beer, containing carrot juice, malted oat and heather honey. This is a part of the drive for a spectre of Nordic beers as an answer to German or Belgian beers. They are also experimenting with asparagus.

I applaud the innovative spirit, but I have a strong feeling this is more a novelty than the future of beer. And I have had enough Belgian fruit and veg beers to be a bit vary, although the Danes seem to be using this more as an ingredient in the brew than as a simple flavouring.

The story, and the photo, comes from the Danish Beer Academy. Lots of interesting stuff if you read Danish, if not you can look at the photos and try to figure it out!

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At least it used to be home. I moved to Oslo more than 20 years ago, but when I visit Trondheim and the surrounding region, especially just when everything is turning green, I get nostalgic.

But I am not getting into that today, I’d just like to inform you that the Inderøy Gårdsbryggeri has officially opened. I’ve mentioned their first three brews before, and they promise an English ESB and a stout in a month or so if you happen to pass by. Their beers are also available at a few restaurants and pubs in Levanger and Trondheim – and they have a licence to sell it directly to thirsty travellers too, albeit with limited opening hours.

I have managed to get hold of their first beers, which I’ll blog about as soon as I get around to a proper tasting. I tried two so far, and they were very nice.

Later in the year, Trondhjem Mikrobryggeri is celebrating its 10th anniversary. They plan to do that with a special hoppy brew, which should be available around the beginning of December.

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Off for an oval weekend

In Trondheim. No blogging. But I have plans to pick up a few beers..

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I won’t be in Brussels on 7 June, but if I were, I would go for a birthday celebration! Happy birthday, Bier Circus, one of my favourite bars in the world! Sorry about the poster, I can’t get it right here.

 

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The European beer festival in Copenhagen is getting closer, and tickets are now on sale. So far the only option has been to buy one ticket for each day, which makes for hefty service and postage fees for those who do not reside in Denmark.

I’m happy to report that the organisers will be offering a 3 day ticket, which will cut the costs significantly. They will go on sale next week.

Some people are not too fond of beer festivals, especially on a grand scale, but I think this will be a very memorable event. I need to book my plane tickets soon.

I have made a reservation at Hotel Sct Thomas, decently priced and convenient for the festival. Thanks to the Beer Nut for finding this.

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The Morning Advertiser is a goldmine of information:

A former Punch leaseholder has locked himself inside the pub after claiming the pubco owes him £8,000 for fixtures and fittings.

David Williams has been locked in the Highwood in Gledhow, Leeds since 31 March over a row with Punch.

 

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By Herschell Hershey. From the Londonist.

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