In addition to the new beers announced from Nøgne ø, there are other interesting developements.
Those who have tried the beers from Ægir Brewery in scenic Flåm may wonder why their beers are not more widely avaialble. Well, there is a simple reason – during the tourist season they have problems keeping up with demand. Their brewpub is in a prime location for lots of travellers by bike, boat, train or car.
Well, they are setting up beer engines in some of the best beer bars around the country now, starting at Cardinal in Stavanger. Olympen in Oslo is next in line, and I look forward to trying their beer on tap. In bottled form they are launching Tors Hammer, a Barleywine. For the tickers, good luck in finding a bottle of the Cinnamon beer they have brewed for Hønsehagen Vinkjeller in Stongfjorden. (No, I’m not making this up!)
Next year there will be an Imperial Stout…
Have a look at their web site!
A bock is available on tap at Lillehammer Bryggeri, for reasons unknown to me it is called Vinterøl. Expect bottled beers from them soon, but I think they will focus on regional distribution.
Some of us beer geeks are driving 3 hours or so to Ruten Fjellstue on Friday. They set up a micro brewery, so far for their guests only, last year. Four varieties on tap, including a very peculiar one. Stay tuned!