Archive for November 20th, 2009

For new readers

Trivelig i Trondhjem

Lots of new readers from the link at VGs juleøltest.

I you wonder why I write in English, it is because most of my readers are outside Scandinavia. I try, however, to cover the Norwegian beers scene as well.

For daglige oppdateringer om det norske ølmiljøet, se nyhetssider og diskusjonsforum hos Venner av Nøgne Ø.

If you want to explore the best Norwegian beers, the Holy Trinity among the craft brewers now have a decent distribution through Vinmonopolet and the best beer bars of (at least) Oslo, Kristiansand, Stavanger and Trondheim.

These three are Nøgne Ø, Haandbryggeriet and Ægir.

If you want even smaller breweries, there are brew pubs in Trondheim and Oslo. But particular favourites of mine are:

Lillehammer Bryggeri

Espedalen Fjellbryggeri

Inderøy Gårdsbryggeri

I’m working on blog posts on various bars and pubs in Oslo, if you do a search for “Around Oslo” you’ll find the ones I’ve covered so far.

And you’ll find beer travel reports from most of Europe, too. Not Estonia, Albania and Malta as yet, but pretty much the rest of them.

From the facade of the old (and new) Lillehammer Bryggeri

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I have no plans of going to Munich, if so I would consider if this book was worth buying or not.

But the cover is almost enough to make me order a copy right away!

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