The Beer and Food festival in Oslo last summer had a broad range of beers, and while the weather gods were extremely uncooperative, the arrangers have had the ambition of making this a yearly event. The culture committee of the local council has turned down the application for using the same public park in june 2010, accoring to Aftenposten (article not online).
The politicians claim that it is not proper to close off a part of the park and serve alcohol, and they also point to complaints from neighbours about noise and littering.
The arrangers are not surprised, claiming that the council is controlled by leftist politicians who have grown up and have children – forgetting that they moved to a pulsating part of the city.
There is still hope, there is an application in for using another park in Oslo.