Monday, April 23, 2012

Do you have a favourite beer?

I have to get better at publishing posts on this blog. So, that's what I'm trying to do today.
I want to show you some of what I did in Copenhagen this Easter. Denmark is one of the worlds biggest exporters of beer, and there is no doubt that the danish loves their beer. And so do I. Denmark is mostly known for Carlsberg and Tuborg, but that's not really of any interest to me. Because Denmark is so much more the those boring mass produced pilsners and light lagers.
Denmark has many different micro breweries, and some of the best beers in the world. My two favourites it Mikkeller and Evil Twin(which is actually run by the twin brother of one of the founders of Mikkeller). For my boyfriend visiting Mikkeller bar was without a doubt the highlight of the trip to Copenhagen. And I think the same goes for me. Not only is the venue really cool, and the bartenders really nice. They also have really really good beer. Besides having many of their own brews both on tap and bottle, they also had beer from different breweries all over the world, including Nøgne Ø from Norway. The thing I loved most about Mikkeller bar was that the beer was served in 2dl glasses, which made it possible to taste many different beers without getting disgustingly drunk. Having the beer in smaller glasses, in stead of gigantic mugs, also makes it look better and it just enhances the feeling and experience of the beer.

But we didn't just drink beer. We also went shopping for beer. The reason for that is that you don't have that good a selection of beer in Norway, and its usually much more expencive as well. I really would suggest to all to try and experience different styles of beer. There is so many different styles and tastes out there. And I can promise you that you'll find something you like!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Dinner dining

I had such a nice evening with one of my best friends at the coolest diner ever. Diners isn't really something you find in Norway, but this place had really gone all in. It was a perfect mix of retro and new, and both the food and the staff was super. Having a good(or bad) waiter can really mean a lot for the whole experience of a restaurant, and in this case it was really good.
I ordered a Hawaiian style burger (which I tend to do if I have the option)with coleslaw and fries. You could really taste that it all was made with love. And all the food is ecological too!
We decided to go for a blueberry pie for dessert. We were after all at an "American" diner. The pie was so good that I want to go back there and have some more right now, though my stomach disagrees with me. Perfectly balanced between sour and sweet, and with a good scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side.
The beer lover in me was also very pleased to find a big(at least for Norwegian standards) selection of beer. I ended up with a Brooklyn East India Pale Ale as a good end to a great evening

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

An input of inspiration

I'm spending some time with my parents in Oslo after easter.  Today I did something I love to do while I'm here. looking through magazines and cutting out what inspires me. It really makes me want to get home and be creative!