Archive for July 31st, 2008

There are breweries who churn out one or two beers in large quantities, year after year. Others have a steady, but broad range.

Newcomers Inderøy Gårdsbryggeri, who have been praised both by me and by the Beer Nut, are not content with that. Just a few months after their launch, they have three new beers on offer.

Kvitweiss, a lovely pun if you understand Norwegian, is, obviously, a wheat beer. Cloudy yellow, fine head. Fresh citrus combined with soft wheat malt. Kölsch-like fruitiness, peaches and orange. Very refreshing, and a nice summer beer.

Their Hommeløl, inspired by English Special Bitter, is hazy brown with low carbonation. A round malty body, a little thin, perhaps. Some more strength would have lifted this, but that’s Norwegian legislation for you. Splendid use of hops giving an aroma of dusty roadside summer flowers.

The Farmannsøl is an oatmeal stout. It is fairly light, a bit sweet, with a flavour of soot and burned toast. Long aftertaste of roasted malt. Well suited after a journey, for a party or for a cozy evening, the label says, and who am I to argue?

These beers are hard to find, your best bet is directly from the brewery or from a few hand picked pubs in thea area, including Naboens in Trondheim. But as the word spread, I hope they will be given national distribution, at the very least in some speciality shops.

Three more from Inderøy

Three more from Inderøy

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