I assume most of my Norwegian readers know about this, but for the record:
As last year, there is an open air beer festival in Oslo this week, Wednesday-Sunday. It takes place in Kubaparken, within walking distance from the city centre. A good seminar programme, put together by Gustav Jørgensen, though I find the pricing for this a bit puzzling – why not charge per session instead per day?
The beer list looks disappointing so far, but I’m told there will be more new stuff, among them some Brooklyn beers new to the Norwegian market. Last year there was a decent range of Scandinavian micro brews, but there are no signs of that this year. There are, however, rumours of some special releases from Nøgne Ø.
Sure, I will go and have a look, but I am only mildly enthusiastic about this. With the magnificent range of beers available at Håndverkerstuene and Olympen on a regular basis and with two new brewpubs due to open, this does not look to be a milestone event. But it is probably geared towards another market…
Let’s hope the weather is all right, there is always a risk of events like this turning into a mud bath around here.