A bright shining star on the sky of what arguably is becoming a slightly saturated market (?) in Oslo, the craft beer scene, was the festival called Håndverksøl-festivalen.
Taking place on the dates 15 & 16th of June, this festival gathered some brilliant breweries from around the globe. Arranged by the nice people from the brilliant Oslo pub Café Sara, brings tremendous amounts of joy on these couple of summerdays whilst the festival happens.
The arrangers had brought together breweries from several countries and continents who provided the people of the Norwegian capitol with several thirst-quenching highlights. Among the breweries were Captain Lawrence, Wild Beer, Nøgne Ø, Firestone Walker, Cascade, Alesmith, 3 fonteinen, Dugges, Northern Munk, 7 Fjell, Lervig, Ægir, De Molen and a bunch of others.
(For complete listing, see the festival’s website: www.håndverksølfestivalen.no)
Dark Horizon 1
Nøgne Ø even threw a tasting of their famous flagship “Dark Horizon”. To be exact, they’d dug up a few bottles of the 1st edition, to many of the participants joy. Another cool factor that should be mentioned is that the festival takes place both outdoors as well as inside a church (!!), where the faith in craft beer reigns heavily.
What you got here is a bunch of top notch craftbreweries, that team up to serve the interested lot what they wish for… And so much more. A really pleasant first-timer here.
Amongst all the festivals taking place throughout the year, this is for sure one to note down next year!