Dozens of beer lovers were lining up in front of the state monopoly store in downtown Oslo this morning, eager to get their hands on rare beers.
Vinmonopolet has its regular range of beer, wine and spirits, with new products launched every month. Additionally, there are special releases of smaller batches of wine, and those are only available at one shop in Oslo and one in Bergen.
They have apparently decided to do the same for beer, so this was a great opportunity to stock up on craft beers from breweries like Mikkeller, Evil Twin, Beer Here, de Molen, BrewDog, Loste Abbey, Stone ….
Some bottles sold out immediately, but with a list of around one hundred beers, there should be plenty to choose from in the days to come.
I used to be able to buy every new beer on sale in Norway. Those days are gone!
You can find the list here.