In Nordic, Danish people will annoyance that they are the true beer nation. the Danish beer market is dominated by pale lager which accounts for 95% of total sales, but a microbrewery explosion since the turn of the millennium means that Denmark now has one of the most exciting beer cultures in Europe.
No, no, no, no. Finish people are not agree with it. Not a country known for its beer, but the relatively recent relaxation of alcohol laws in Finland has led to an explosion of craft beers and microbreweries. The Helsinki beer festival in April offers over 400 different beers for boozers to try.
However, Sweden, Norway and Icelandic will not agree that Denmark or Finland is the beer drinking nation. True, if you are a beer lover, you will have a great time travel in Nordic.
So, where to start? Here is a suggesting itinerary:
Stop 1: Copenhagen, Carlsberg museum is your start point. You will not only find the Danish drinking history and culture, but you will have possibilities to tease the most fresh brewed beer. Don’t drink too much, we will continue.
Stop 2: Copenhagen, Nørrebro Brewhouse. If you haven’t got enough from Carlsberg Museum, you must take a tour to Nørrebro Brewhouse. At the Nørrebro Bryghus, beer gets the full attention it deserves. Prize-winning brew master Anders Kissmeyer’s smooth handling of the microbrewery’s production ensures the availability of up to 10 different types of beer every day. Something to suit every taste.
Stop 3: Copenhagen, Mikkeller Bar. The story of Mikkeller is the story of two home brewers who in a few years went from hobby brewing in the kitchen to national and international recognition. Since the summer of 2007, the world famous brewer Mikkel Borg Bjergsø, has run Mikkeller on his own. Mikkel is a gipsy-brewer, who brews at different breweries in Denmark, around Europe and the United States and has his own beer bar Mikkeller Bar in the heart of Vesterbro.
Stop 4: Stockholm, Akkurat Bar. Akkurat opened in the fall of 1995. Since then the bar has been the leading beer themed restaurant in Sweden. It has also been regarded as one of the best beer places in the world.
Stop 5: Helsinki, Bruuveri. The brewery’s 240-liter digesters are created delicious craft beers, which is responsible for preparation of master brewer Ilkka Sysilä. Ravintolapanimossa, brewing is done by hand from start to finish. Bruuveri own beers in the main raw material is domestic barley malt. A spice used in the hops come from different countries, such as Great Britain, Germany, the Czech Republic and the United States. Brewery Bruuveri beers and ciders are created with skill, the Finnish best brewing traditions.
Stop 6: Oslo, Beer Palace. Beer Palace opened the taps for the first time in 1993, and it has truly helped to build the beer culture in Norway today. Beer Palace operated by the idea that everyone likes beer, but not all have found their beer. A large selection has therefore always been an important for us. Today Beer Palace has one of the city’s largest selection and bartender shows you like the way to your favorite.
Stop 7: Reykjavik, Micro Bar. Iceland’s newest microbrewery bar, this funky city bolthole supports small brewers from all over Iceland and beyond. With mountainous wall murals by the native cartoonist Hugleikur Dagsson, it’s a sweet space to pull up a stool and try anything from a local Kaldi draft to a Tactical Nuclear Penguin from Scotland.