Swedish Beer

Yesterday, the Avenue Pub had a big Swedish Beer Event. We were able to attend for a bit, but I was only able to taste five out of the nineteen Swedish beers they had on tap.  We arrived around 1 pm and found a table free inside. We didn’t buy a ticket for the special 3 pm tappings, as we weren’t staying that long. As time passed, it got busier and busier inside. Looks like it was a big success!

They numbered the beers so we could order more easily (yes, there were numbers on all the taps!)…..I wasn’t even going to try to pronounce any of the names 🙂

Here’s what I tried (all were 6 oz pours):

Oppigårds Amarillo Spring IPA (5.9%): very grapefruity like cascade hops, very good

Närke Slättöl (4.7%): described as an “American Pale Ale”, a nice bitterness that hits the back of your tongue (mild), very good, looks somewhat unfiltered..??

Närke Tanngnjost och Tanngrisner (7.1%): Holy smokes! uses smoked barley and rye, smells a bit “boozy” yet smoky, you definitely get the sense of burning logs/fire, probably good on a snowy day, peaty, definitely a sipper.

Nils Oscar Hop Yard IPA (7.3%): quite hoppy, not so grapefruity as the first one, very good

Nynashamn Tjockhult Tjinnok (Stockholm Chinook 5.1%): very different from the others, aroma of a strong cheese but not in the taste at all, clean and crisp, good if you don’t mind the smell.

You can find a full list of all the Swedish beers they had here.

I might go back soon and try a couple others before they run out. Don’t forget, you can even get $2 off THESE pints during crafty hour 4-6 pm. Usually, it’s only for the American craft beers, but I think they want to get through these so they can tap some new beers. So if you’re in NOLA, now’s your chance!

That’s me, wearing my Northampton Brewing shirt! There were even a few folks from Northampton at the event…they recognized my shirt 🙂






8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Charter Oak Brewing Company LLC
    Mar 09, 2012 @ 16:54:22

    We enjoy reading about all the beers and beer stories this blog reports on. We are in the planning stages for a new brewery in Northeastern USA called Charter Oak Brewing Company LLC and our business plan is to grow to over 25,000BBL within 5 years.
    The breweries and stories you report on, allow for much encouragement.

    A True Legend!


  2. Julius
    Apr 02, 2012 @ 12:21:37

    Hi I was written a small article/list about all (I hope) beer brands in Iceland today on my blog. How many Icelandic beer brands do you think you can buy in iceland Today ? Have you taste Beer from Iceland ?

    Love and Peace Julius. – Good luck to you.


    • atasteofbeer
      Sep 04, 2012 @ 15:12:08

      You know, I don’t think I’ve ever seen or consumed any beer from Iceland. Which Icelandic beers would you recommend? And do you know of any that are distributed to the United States?


  3. Third Street Brewhouse
    May 17, 2012 @ 09:37:55

    Which of the beers that you tried was your favorite? The amarillo springs IPA sounds the best to me


  4. Bill Carlson
    Feb 03, 2013 @ 17:24:53

    WQhen I was in Stockholm we enjoyed a beer, that was very Golden in color but amazingly rich in taste, and The Head resembled Whip Cream. Can you tell me the name. The irish style pub was within 6 blocks or so of the main subway station.


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