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Archive for April 3rd, 2009

Easter offerings

Here in Norway we tend to take a long Easter break, starting this weekend. Some people go skiing in the mountains, where you can get a really nice tan from the sun and snow if the weather permits. Others go to the coast to greet the spring. Some go to Sweden and try to smuggle 758 liters of pale lager and get caught by the customs. Boys will be boys…

Lots of people prefer city life, the tempo slows down, and if you are lucky you can find a watering hole with a sun trap where you may enjoy a pint. Come to think of it, the heaters for the smoking areas have taken some of the thrill out of having the first al fresco beer of the season.

But there are offerings in the evenings as well. We used to have legislation which gave special restrictions on the sale of booze during the holidays, but that’s history.

If you are in Oslo, there will be some special events.  Bar & Cigar will have some special American beer imports on Thursday and Friday, and Dr. Jekyll’s will have a tutored tasting on Saturday.

If you are on the other side of the globe, the Verdugo Bar in Los Angeles seems like the place to be. They showcase the He’Brew/Shmaltz beers:

Enjoy one of the few kegs of Coney Island Human Blockhead as well as the very special, and very rare Lenny on Rye (Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A. aged in Rittenhouse 100 Kentucky Rye Whiskey Barrels).

I would’t mind one (or two) of these…

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