The other posts in this series have been about permanent shops and bars, today I want to draw attention to an event. Sure, it is linked to the Aku Aku Tiki Bar, but it’s also a sort of one day food and beer festival.
One sign that craft beer is coming of age here in Norway is when established restaurant moguls are getting involved. Jan Vardøen is running at least half a dozen shops, restaurants and bars in the rapidly gentrifying Grünerkøkka area of Oslo, and 12 September he is launching a book about sausages and beer. At the same time you can try Nøgne ø’s new Lemongrass Ale, only available on draft. I hope there will be more interesting beers as well – and I hope this means a stronger commitment to beer in Mr. Vardøen’s other establishments!
The programme promises oysters and stout, home made sausages, imported beers and micro brews. I think events like this makes more sense than large festivals here in Oslo.