August 30, 2017 | Leave a comment
August 30, 2017 | Leave a comment
You know you’re Scandi when..
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WIN the first Signed copy of our new book Nørth
We’ve got a new book out in a few weeks. Nope, it is not a recipe book. Instead, we decided to put all our favourite cultural observations about Scandinavia into a book format. It’s basically our blog and newsletter – but in a big book.
With photographs by the amazing Swedish/Danish photographer Anna Jacobsen, this book is a tongue in cheek opinionated guide to what Scandinavians are like.
The official publication date is 7th September. We want one of you guys to get one of the very first copies, signed. So, to be in with a chance of winning a copy of Nørth (pronounced North) before anyone else get their hands on it, simply answer the following question:
Which of these countries have the largest population of people:
Answer to email@example.com before Tuesday 22nd August at noon. The winner will be picked at random from correct answers and the signed copy of the book will be sent out to arrive before publication date.
If you want to buy a copy, you can get your hands on the book here on Amazon (pre-orders are good for us, you know) – and after 7th September, you can get signed copies in our online shop or in store.
Usual terms apply. No alternative prize, no cash equivalent. Winner picked at random. UK only.
August 16, 2017 | Leave a comment
Despite (or because of – we don’t know) the smell – surströmming is very popular in Sweden, and many await the season with anticipation, dreaming about the first taste of this speciality.
Have you tried it? What did you think? Share in comments please – we’d love to hear your thoughts on this smelly subject.
August 3, 2017 | Leave a comment
11 Facts About Beer in Scandiland
Scandinavian Beers; Nils Oscar
Nils Oscar’s microbrewery is located in Nyköping near Stockholm. Their beers are distributed across Sweden to both shops and restaurants – and the beers are many and varied. We stock three of these – a lager, an India ale and a rich and charismatic smoked porter. Oh yes. Here is a little introduction to our three main lines – (we sometimes also stock their seasonal beers, e.g. for Christmas).
God Lager – 5.3%
The beer with the strange name – in Swedish it simply means ’good lager’, although when exported it has attracted name’s such as God’s lager or heavenly lager. God lager is the first beer produced from the brand Nils Oscar and is the best-selling microbrew in Sweden.
God lager is made with wiener malt from Germany; highly regarded in the industry. Slightly darker for a richer taste. Two types of hops are used – Spalt Select and Tettnanger – for flavor and aroma. The yeast is a German pilsner type. And together, God lager is an easy drinking but interesting beer that is equally good on its own, with salty snacks or with your meal.
India Ale – 5.3% ABV
Launched in 2005, Nils Oscar’s India Ale has won several accolades in Sweden. Nils Oscar themselves say it is almost a British Ale with American Hops; which we agree that it is. The beer has both a rich sweetness and a fruitier, bitter note from the hops – meaning it is well rounded and suits traditional as well as modern dishes, as well as being great, just as it is. Enjoy well chilled.
Rökporter – 5.9% ABV
This smoked porter is rich and complex – with notes of caramel, dried fruit and smoked charcuterie. Made with five different types of malt including caramel malt and two types of hops (Fuggles and Amarillo), this beer goes well with rich foods such as barbecued meat, and is lovely added to a meat stew or to your bread dough for richer flavour. Not an easy summer drink; save this one for the darker, colder months, where it will fit perfectly.
For a more detailed review of God Lager and Rökporter – Check out Craft Council’s review below.