Archive for December 30th, 2011

Looking back

Not the most active year of blogging, though I feel quite pleased about the number of Berlin pubs I have been able to cover during three short visits. I have really come to appreciate this city, which encapsulates the best and the worst of our common European identity.

Some excursions to London and Copenhagen, too, but no beer festivals abroad this year.

The positive trends have continued in Norway, and I should probably cover the local scene better. We have a great range of beers available here in Oslo, both on tap and in the Wine Monopoly stores. The domestic craft beers are great, and both Nøgne Ø and Haandbryggeriet also import beers from the most interesting micros all over the globe.

I am particularly pleased by one of my posts this year where I point out that I prefer beer festivals run by people with knowledge about beer.  But I also like to write about my first impressions of new brewpubs.

There are still a few European countries I havent’t blogged about, and I have hopes about visiting at least one of them next year.

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