LONDON: Nøgne Ø brewery located in Southern Norway, won gold medal at the prestigious International Brewing Awards – the world’s oldest brewing championships regarded as the “Oscars of Beer.” The competition takes place in England every two years and 1,000 different… Read More ›
Norwegian Youth Drink Less Soda
Norwegian youth has been world leading when it comes to soda-drinking. In recent years, there has been a drastic reduction in the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, especially lemonade. In 2000, eight grade boys drank about half a liter (0.13 US… Read More ›
Norwegian Christmas Brew – “Juleøl”
“Juleøl”, Christmas beer, was first mentioned in the skaldic poem Hrafnsmál (Old Norse “raven song”) around 900 AD: “At sea the King will drink jol and resume Freya’s game”. Today Jul mens Christmas in Norwegian but the word originates from “to drink… Read More ›
Mack – the World’s Northernmost Brewery
The brewery’s own Ølhallen Pub in Tromsø Mack Brewery (Norwegian: Mack Bryggeri) is a brewery located in Tromsø, Norway at 69°40′58″ North. It is also considered the world’s northernmost brewery and coca cola factory. Mack is a relatively small… Read More ›
Wine From Hell?
Sigurd Wongraven is probably best known as lead vocalist in Satyricon, one of the world’s leading Black Metal bands. But did you know that this man has a passionate interest in wine? In 2010, Wongraven launched his first wines. Since… Read More ›
Solo Soft Drink – Refreshingly Norwegian!
Some brands in Norwegian supermarkets are almost considered antiques, brands that were first launched in the late 1800’s. Food has an ability to enlighten feelings, dreams and experiences which makes some brands more special than others. Norwegian food culture, the… Read More ›
Linie Aquavit – Crossing the Equator for 200 Years
Linie Aquavit crossing the equator in the brig “Trondhjems Prøve”. (Photo: Arcus) Aquavit is a traditional flavored Scandinavian spirits, but Norwegians produce a very special kind called “Linie” (English: Line) Aquavit, in this case referring to the equator. However, the… Read More ›
Aass Beer – Tastes Better Than It Sounds
Norwegians are proud of their beer brewing traditions! Today, Aass is the only family owned brewery left in the country. There is a total ban on alcohol advertising in Norway, which is the reason why Aass has posted anything but… Read More ›