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beastiefan2k
beers 4705 º places 276 º 13:54 Fri 8/25/2017

Have a friend visiting these cities next week.

What are the top places for him to visit? Is there anything I should ask him to bring back to me?

Thanks

 
FatPhil
beers 19857 º places 829 º 17:39 Fri 8/25/2017

For Vilnius, the places section is pretty close to ideal priority order, but do read the reviews to ascertain whether it’s a local-oriented or import-oriented venue.

If you’re pressed for time, Bambaline is the perfect one-stop shop for local bottled beers.

 
Ernest
beers 8515 º places 228 º 17:43 Fri 8/25/2017

Tell him to skip Vilnius and go to Helsinki instead.

 
Travlr
beers 30304 º places 3522 º 21:48 Fri 8/25/2017

If your friend has enough time (a full day is enough) he could visit a few of the traditional farmhouse breweries north of Vilnius. Nate2g and I were just there, and engaged the expert assistance of Vidmantas Laurinavicius, www.beertourism.lt, [email protected] What a great time.

 
TBone
beers 22195 º places 495 º 02:15 Sat 8/26/2017

Stockholm is also easy to check from Places-section. Top rated places Akkurat, Oliver Twist and Omnipollo’s Hat are very close each other.

 
FatPhil
beers 19857 º places 829 º 03:29 Sat 8/26/2017

Not sure if Akkurat’s changed since: https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/akkurat-stockholm-is-sold_296904.htm (and I’m sure Hat is great if you want culinary experiments by people who don’t even seem to like beer in the first place).

And re. Lithuania - Vidma is AlutisLT here on RB.

 
Bryne
places 1259 º 03:31 Sat 8/26/2017

The most expensive beers are in Oslo, be aware! Bottle to bring home? It’s not alloved to buy bottles for take away in bars. Grocery stores have beers up to 4.7%. The state monopoly "Vinmonopolet" has the best selection. See places section

 
VsXsV
beers 4887 º places 92 º 05:48 Sat 8/26/2017

Originally posted by FatPhil
Not sure if Akkurat’s changed since: https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/akkurat-stockholm-is-sold_296904.htm (and I’m sure Hat is great if you want culinary experiments by people who don’t even seem to like beer in the first place).

And re. Lithuania - Vidma is AlutisLT here on RB.


Akkurat is pretty much the same still, but there are small signs of things turning for the worse. They won’t get Zwanze this year, they won’t be getting any more Bokkereyder etc...

 
beastiefan2k
beers 4705 º places 276 º 07:14 Sat 8/26/2017

Originally posted by Travlr
If your friend has enough time (a full day is enough) he could visit a few of the traditional farmhouse breweries north of Vilnius.

He is from Lithuania and will be there a while. Any particular recs for a farmhouse brewery?

 
Travlr
beers 30304 º places 3522 º 08:11 Sat 8/26/2017

Originally posted by beastiefan2k
Originally posted by Travlr
If your friend has enough time (a full day is enough) he could visit a few of the traditional farmhouse breweries north of Vilnius.

He is from Lithuania and will be there a while. Any particular recs for a farmhouse brewery?

Probably the most interesting and the most well known was Jovaru: https://www.ratebeer.com/p/jovaru-alus-aldona-udriene-jovarai/71048/83882/

The most attractive place to just sit and drink some beers was Rozalimas: https://www.ratebeer.com/p/rozalimas-alaus-baras-rozalimas/26385/83882/

And the most welcoming place, a restaurant that serves as the brewery tap for Piniavos, was Prie Usio: https://www.ratebeer.com/p/prie-uosio-panev279zys/26388/83882/

By the way, nate2g and I brewed a clone of the Jovaru farmhouse beer with some yeast and malt that the brewer gave us. It should be ready now, and they are planning a small homebrewers festival where they will serve it (and 10 other homebrews brewed at the same time). I’m not sure when that will be. But Vidma will know, and he may be able to share some of the homebrew.

 
beastiefan2k
beers 4705 º places 276 º 14:07 Sat 8/26/2017

Sweet, Gene! I’ll send along those recs. When I said a "while" I meant for a week.