Private Beer Tasting in English
Join our private Beer tasting!
The Beer Academy was founded in 2008, of, and for all beer lovers. Norway has a rich culture heritage when it comes to beer, stretching all the way back to the Viking Age. Back in the good old days, brewing beer was mandatory before Christmas. Those who did not carry out this duty, risked to loose their farm to the King and to be deported. Hot rumors says that’s how Iceland became populated!
Wanna know more? Vikings; ale, mead or bjórr? – Taste a selection of Norwegian beer while learning about the Vikings’ relation to it..
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.
The Beer Academy invites you to a 60-90 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.
This heritage is partly what we learn our visitors at beer tastings all year. We also teach students how to make their own beer, and to combine beer and food, and every year more than 13.000 people visit The Beer Academy.
• Language: English
• Age limit: 18 years or older. Bring picture ID if you are under 25
• Address: Ølakademiet, Thorvald Meyers gate 71 A, entrance from Nordre Gate, 0552 Oslo
• Transport: Tram lines 11-12-13 to Schous Plass
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Minimum age is 18 years"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 56 travelers"
You can request the starttime of the Beer Tasing at firstname.lastname@example.org
Duration: 60 To 90 Minutes
The Beer Academy is situated in the vibrant area of Grünerløkka in Oslo. This is the working class area that turned fashion hub, with numerous, cosy cafés, chilled bars and independent boutiques. Why not make a tour out of it? Suck in the atmosphere, dig in some local food at Mathallen, and shop for fashion in small stores, before you learn more about Vikings – and their relation to beer. To get here, you may walk from the city center in just 15 minutes – or jump on tram lines 11-12-13 north/east-bound, and disembark at “Schous Plass”.
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.