Archive for June 27th, 2008

The arrival hall of any airport is not the place where you’d choose to spend time. You’d be there waiting to pick up friends or relatives, hanging around waiting for delayed luggage, that sort of thing.

There is one airport where your waiting time can be turned into quality time – Kastrup in Copenhagen.

Nørrebro Bryghus has opened a bar with four of their beers on tap plus another five in bottles. The draft beers can be had in small glasses, allowing you a few samples at relatively low cost, while the bottles are a bit pricey. Adjusting to the market, the draft beers are not from the extreme end of the Nørrebro range.

Coffee and Danish sausages, too.

Sure, you can dream of more, but show me an airport in Europe with something better! Ask for their Skärgaards Porter, brewed in cooperation with the Swedish Nyneshamn micro. Lovely.

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A watering hole

Sometimes you just need a bar with some choice when it comes to beers. Which is right by the entrance to the Metro station, Where the service is swift and speedy. And where the Duckstein (sounds like a beer thought up by Carl Barks, doesn’t it?) is glittering in the glass like an amber jewel.

The Bierbar is on the ground floor of the Alexanderplatz station. It does not get more central than that. In the middle of Berlin, in the middle of Germany, in the middle of Europe.

Five beers on tap, ten in bottles. A sausage menu if you need that.

Every day is not for oak aged barely wines or stouts winning international awards. Sometimes you need to rest your feet, rehydrate and spend five minutes watching the world go by. That is why we need places like this. Then there are others both for long balmy nights and rainy winter afternoons. We need them all!



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