Grünerløkka Brygghus will open early next month, if everything goes to plan. This will mean a welcome addition to the Grünerløkka scene, a lively area in Oslo where there are quite a few watering holes, but few really dedicated to beer.
The name implies that they will be brewing themselves, but that is still a year or two away. For the time being, there will be contract brewed beers from Haandbryggeriet and Nøgne Ø as well as other domestic and imported craft beers.
Beery food, too, like home made Scotch eggs, sausages and Cornish pasties.
They held an outdoor festival the other week, giving a taste of things to come. If this is an indication of their beer and food range, we have something to look forward to. Superb beers from Haandbryggeriet – their Hesjeøl on tap and a new batch of Aquavit Porter. An excellent Altbier and a hoppy Harvest Ale from Ægir. Home cooked, upmarket pub grub, by far the best Scotch egg I’ve tasted, and the fennel sausages with real sauerkraut were also worth a detour.