Beer tasting in English | Oslo

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.

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  • Language: English
  • Price: NOK 395/person
  • Age limit: 18 years or older. Bring picture ID if you are under 25
  • Address:  Ølakademiet, Thorvald Meyers gate 71 A, 0552 Oslo
  • Transport: Tram lines 11-12-13 to Schous Plass
  • Tickets also available at Oslo Visitor Center, Jernbanetorget 1, 0154 Oslo

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 humor almost as dark as the cellar that houses it.

You find us located in the city area of Grünerløkka, a must-experience part of Oslo. This is the working class area that turned fashion hub, filled with modern cafés and laid-back bars, independent boutiques and young, trendy residents. The Mathallen, Oslo’s Food Hall, is also within a few minutes walk from our location.

See what Lonely Planet says about Grünerløkka …

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

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JUNE 17 | 4:30pm
JUNE 24 | 4:30pm
JULY 01 | 4:30pm
JULY 08 | 4:30pm
JULY 15 | 4:30pm
JULY 22 | 4:30pm
JULY 29 | 4:30pm
AUGUST 05 | 4:30pm
AUGUST 12 | 4:30pm

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*=A minimum of 8 guests in total is required. If cancelled you will be noticed by mail or mobile phone.

Illustration: Frode Henriksen