Tag: Scandinavia

Stjørdalsøl: Behind the Smoke, an Old Beer Style Thrives in Norway Feature by

Every winter in a quiet waterfront town in Norway, more than 500 members of the community brew a strong, smoked beer according to tradition. For centuries, this endangered style has remained virtually unknown to outsiders.

Kornmjölsgröt: Barley Porridge with Red Lager Cooking with Beer by

This oat porridge alternative can be eaten as is or served with various toppings, like a sour cream maple sauce or a honey-flavored whipping cream with tart dried cherries and cacao nibs.

Viking-Style Chicken Stew with Beer Cooking with Beer by

Doppelbock or Smoked Porter add flavor to Viking-inspired winter dishes like a hearty stew with chicken, root vegetables, and mushrooms.

Beer News News by

Pabst to open pilot brewery in Milwaukee; Norwegian brewers recreate Viking beer recipe; Ontario’s Liquor Control Board introduces Craft Beer Zones; and breweries aid South Carolina flood victims.

Early Swedish Lager History by the Glass by

In the second half of the 19th century the types of beer brewed in Sweden changed radically. The original, purely indigenous styles were gradually swept away by imports from elsewhere, and Sweden was very early to jump on the lager train.

Kjetil Jikiun Going Pro by

Kjetil Jikiun once found inspiration in American craft brewers’ powerfully flavored ales. Now, his brews are a global sensation. But there’s a better line on his résumé: When he founded Nøgne Ø, he brought flavor to Norway.

Stockholm, Sweden Destinations by

Like much of Scandinavia, Sweden’s capital and transportation nexus is now enjoying a craft beer revolution, its people trading the fizzy, lackluster lagers that have traditionally dominated its pubs for full, flavorful brews.

Ægir: Brewery of the Gods Feature by

The soaring mountains, the verdant fjord, the crystal clear air, the splashing waterfalls, the mystic fog, the shimmering light—in this scenic land, you wouldn’t want to enjoy a fresh beer in a place that was anything less than spectacular.

American Brewers in the Land of the Midnight Sun Feature by

Will Meyers of Cambridge Brewing Company joins a growing number of American brewers collaborating with Scandinavian beer brethren.

Express Your Inner Viking! Cooking with Beer by

Scandinavian elixirs have inspired a new interpretation of gastronomic delights to the Old World cuisine of the Vikings.

Mikkel Borg Bjergsø of Mikkeller Going Pro by

Copenhagen’s Mikkel Borg Bjergsø is taking several continents’ worth of brewing scenes by storm. His Mikkeller brewery, while barely two years old, is producing some of the world’s most sought-after beers.

Baltic Porter: Strong Yet Smooth Style Profile by

At first glance, it’s hard to tell the difference between the stout and the porter; but collect a few bottles, let them warm to about 50 degrees, and you begin to appreciate the range.