Europe (Other) Travel to Scandinavia?

Discussion in 'Beer Travel, Events and Releases' started by HenrikO, Mar 2, 2014.

Help Support TalkBeer Community by donating:

  1. DCLA

    DCLA

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2014
    Likes Received:
    9,033
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    This. Best bottle I had a couple years ago was a 2010 Black Label 750 for $20 ish.
     
    PurityControl88 likes this.
  2. HenrikO

    HenrikO

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2013
    Likes Received:
    16,975
    Location:
    Karlstad, Sweden
    Second the hell out of that, with the 90s Hanssen’s gone the early 00’s Girardin can’t be beat for value-for-money (this applies to Black Label only, obv).
     
    PurityControl88 and Nische like this.
  3. shadowane

    shadowane

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2013
    Likes Received:
    11,066
    Any opinions on Oliver Twist being kid friendly or not?
     
  4. Nische

    Nische

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2016
    Likes Received:
    114
    Location:
    Stockholm
    If you go when it's not too busy it shouldn't be an issue bringing your kid there.
     
  5. shadowane

    shadowane

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2013
    Likes Received:
    11,066
    We're just thinking about lunch time for it.
     
  6. Nische

    Nische

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2016
    Likes Received:
    114
    Location:
    Stockholm
    Yeah, then you'll be totally fine.
     
  7. shadowane

    shadowane

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2013
    Likes Received:
    11,066
    Great thank you!
     
  8. Dunt

    Dunt

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2013
    Likes Received:
    41,807
    Location:
    City of Big Shoulders & Tiny Pours
    When we were there, it was a lot of what I could just find on the shelf at Binny's. I dont remember there being much in terms of domestic Swedish offerings or a good selection of European stuff in general. Maybe we just caught it during a lull. I mentioned it because I feel that it's worth mentioning, especially given its proximity to Akkurat/Omnipollo, just didnt feel it stood out much to make it a must stop.
     
    jmgrub and PurityControl88 like this.
  9. GetchaPull

    GetchaPull

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2013
    Likes Received:
    22,669
    Location:
    Germany
    Fully endorse Henrik Øl og Vinstove as a great beer bar in Bergen, Norway. Tons of beer available...primarily local beers. A fridge full of (expensive) lambic as well, if you are looking for that. Proprietor, Jonny, is awesome to talk with...very beer knowledgeable and personable.
     
    jmgrub likes this.
  10. PurityControl88

    PurityControl88

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2013
    Likes Received:
    7,778
    Location:
    Omaha/Topeka
    You should post updates about what you found to do in Malmo and Cophenhagen! Visiting in a few months and way curious.

    So I know people always talk about the vintage lambic at Akkurat but does their menu stop there? I ask, because if the same rules apply to other beers (older Fantomes/DeDolle) you could still have a great time.
     
  11. shadowane

    shadowane

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2013
    Likes Received:
    11,066
    I'll definitely post about what we do. Not sure much will happen in Malmo but if I find anything I'll let you know. I'm hoping to find some brekeriet beers at least.
     
    PurityControl88 likes this.
  12. Nische

    Nische

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2016
    Likes Received:
    114
    Location:
    Stockholm
    They do have quite a lot of vintage stuff that's not lambic as well, mostly trappists but some others too.
     
    jmgrub and PurityControl88 like this.
  13. HenrikO

    HenrikO

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2013
    Likes Received:
    16,975
    Location:
    Karlstad, Sweden
    Their vintage Blaugies are nothing to sneeze at. Also some old stouts and barleywines from Sweden, US and elsewhere.
     
    jmgrub and PurityControl88 like this.
  14. simont1

    simont1

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2014
    Likes Received:
    145
    Location:
    Stockholm
    They have some vintage Trappist belgians, St Bernardus, limited Liefmans, De Dolle, no Fantome whatsoever, I think Pressklubben has 2010- Fantome. It's all very expensive.
     
    HenrikO and PurityControl88 like this.
  15. PurityControl88

    PurityControl88

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2013
    Likes Received:
    7,778
    Location:
    Omaha/Topeka
    That is unfortunate.
     
  16. CommanderofAwesome

    CommanderofAwesome

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2013
    Likes Received:
    5,789
    Location:
    Berkeley
    Made it to omnipollo for lunch today, did not disappoint. Pizza was en Fuego and beer was pretty good too. Akkurat tomorrow for dinner, will report back.
     
    GregorySingh, jmgrub and GetchaPull like this.
  17. jmgrub

    jmgrub real Gs move in silence like lasagna Contributor

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2013
    Likes Received:
    85,209
    Location:
    Back in LA
    Do they still have the Stormaktsporter
    Börb'nåhallon? Thought that was lovely a couple years ago.
     
    PurityControl88 likes this.
  18. Nische

    Nische

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2016
    Likes Received:
    114
    Location:
    Stockholm
    I think they still do, and also believe it's not as crazy expensive as some of the lambic.
     
    jmgrub likes this.
  19. jmgrub

    jmgrub real Gs move in silence like lasagna Contributor

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2013
    Likes Received:
    85,209
    Location:
    Back in LA
    Has the lambic gotten more expensive in the past couple of years? I didn't think the prices were outrageous by any means, but maybe I am misremembering.
     
  20. Nische

    Nische

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2016
    Likes Received:
    114
    Location:
    Stockholm
    Maybe 25-50% higher than when you visited, depending on which bottle you get. Soleil was something like 600 back then iirc and is close to 900 now for example. Hommage and similar is in the 6-700 range now.
     
    jmgrub likes this.