Beer tasting in English | Bergen

Vikings; ale, mead or bjórr? – Beer tasting this summer! Taste Norwegian beer while learning about the Vikings’ relation to this beverage…


Just like Norwegian youngsters of today, the vikings are thought to have resorted to strong beverage for courage. Today, mostly courage to approach the opposite sex – or same sex for that matter, while back in the viking age the courage to plunder. And approach the opposite sex – but in a slightly more brutal way than today.

  • Individual registration, bottom of page
  • Language: English
  • Price: NOK 395/person (*cash/card upon arrival)
  • Tickets also available at Tourist Information, Strandkaien 3, 5012 Bergen
  • Age limit: 18 years or older. Bring picture ID if you are under 25
  • Time and place:  Start 5:00pm at Bryggeriet (Zachariasbryggen), Fisketorget

Ølakademiet, The Beer Academy, invites you to a 60 minutes long beer tasting session. Here, while tasting a selection of Norwegian beers of today, you learn about the Vikings’ relation to ale, mead, and intoxicants in general. We also give you a perspective of how significant alcohol consumption impacted our constitution of 1814, up to more recent beer history; like the story of the oldest still running brewery in Norway and the Norwegian craft beer revolution.

The beer tasting session is served with warm humor and and a different glimpse on Norwegian history.

The tasting is located in Bryggeriet in the heart of Bergen City Center, where you can soak up the atmosphere on the lively and world famous fish market, experience the UNESCO listet Bryggen or take the Fløibanen Funicular to the top of the mountain Fløien with a spectacular view over Bergen.

Groups 12+ are always welcome to send a request for other dates on e-mail.

Show in Google Map Age Limit 18 years Cover Charge NOK 395

Click on preferred date to sign up!


Pre sign up closes 24h prior to tasting. Tickets for purchase at:

Bergen Tourist Information
Strandkaien 3
5012 Bergen

Illustration: Frode Henriksen