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Schouskjelleren Microbrewery

I have been a bit busy with holidays and other things the past few weeks and havent had time to post anything, but i have lots of things to post, first off i should start with what i think to be the best microbrewery in Oslo, it opened almost 2 years ago around the same time 2 others, we now have 4! The first one being opened in 1989 called Oslo Microbrewery, one i´m not too big a fan of for reasons i won´t go into here.

Schouskjelleren Microbrewery is situated in the remains of the old industrial Schous Brewery that was opened in 1873 and closed/moved in 1981. Obviously it doesnt occupy the whole site, but it uses a basement of an old building on site, hence the name, skjellereren meaning basement in english.

As you enter the pub you are greated with all the brewing equipment, and on thursdays the smell of beer being brewed.

After you reach the basement you can see the back of the bar, where the have 4 shiney vessels full of their beer.

The main attraction is obviously the bar, on this day i was in quite early and was probably one of the first ones there, so the bartender was still putting up the days beers on the menu. I tryed the Sonne IPA that they made themselves.

The reason i like this microbrewery/pub so much is the beer they serve, They normally have 1 board for their beer and 1 for guest beers on tap. The tap menu rarely has the same beers on it unless you come 2 days in a row, but even then it won´t be 100% the same. Many times i have been sitting there getting ready to go and they changed the menu and added something i just had to try. The guest taps are always interesting, i have seen things from Mikkeller, Evil Twin, Southern Tier just to name a few and once they even had the head brewer from Beer Here visting to make a collaboration and filled the guest tap menu with his beers and our stomachs with free finger food.

I also like the fact that they sell their glasses for 15 NOK, wich is why you will find them in a lot of my posts when i take pictures of beers i taste.

It´s a must if you live near or in Oslo or are just visiting. They don´t have a website but they normally update their facebook page with interesting info from the pub in english.