Holmen1 (202) Stavanger, Norway | July 26, 2017| Updated July 27, 2017
We had a reasonably priced taster tray of 5 beers, 4 of which were their own brews. All bland and supremely boring, apart from the porse ale which we found quite tasty and interesting. Friendly staff with only a rudimentary knowledge of beer. Visited July-17.
As far I know, the only place in Frederikshavn resemblant of what you could call a craft beer bar. They brew a handful of beers themselves, none of which are particularly special - but at least the Monster hop DIPA was OK. Tasting trays are available. You’d be better off going for the bottle selection, with a few quality US beers (Lagunitas available at my visit, but probably changing a bit over time). Service was absolutely chaotic, an none of the staff seemed very knowledgeable about the beer.
Old school brewpub, like super old school. Almost a time capsule. Three own beers on tap, mostly flavorless. You can get a flight. Food isn’t much better. If you have an hour to kill waiting for the ferry, you could kill it here. Some American beeers in bottles.
A fairly cosy place with vintage signs and fun stuff on the walls. Service is very friendly, but seamed odd that she told me that my second beer will not be as good as my first, when serving it. On the map they have a selection of 4 homebrewed beers, but only 2 were available. Food is very good, and prices are fair.
Latest visit June 20, 2016. Sampled 4 beers, 2 were really flawed from diacetyl, the other two sort of acceptable. Food was not as good as last time, and more expensive. They seem to think they can have only one girl working the whole bar and restaurant, resulting in fairly minimal service. Not impressed this time, especially not by the beers.
Visited on November 23, 2013. I had a steak with potatoe wedges. My company had the pasta of the day, served with some extra bread. Wasn’t asked how I wanted the steak cooked, it came out more well done than almost anything I’ve been served. Tasted OK though dry, but not the slightest bit pink it in to be found. The potatoes were awesome though, could eat just those. The there made bread, shaped like hearts aaaww, was very tasty indeed. The pasta was served as a huge portion, my company couldn’t even eat it all. She was very happy with the taste of it though. As of the price of the food, very low considering we were rather close to the port, or even not considering that, prices for the food was still low, and the portions filling. The menu stated four different there made brews, Merry Jerry, Pale Ale, Red Ale and Porse Ale. 50 cl for 46,- 25 cl for 32,- 1.5 liter for 135,- and 3 liter for 190,- I asked for a 25 cl pour of each of the house brews. Only one glass, Pale Ale, came out. I said I wanted to try all the beers. Next got two sample glasses, one with Merry Jerry and one with Red Ale. Well, the MJ wasn’t really for my taste, so happy I only had a taster of that, the RA was OK, but the Pale Ale my favourite, didn’t order any more beers. When asking about the Porse Ale I heard it was currently not available. Fairly slow service before we were asked what we wanted to eat and drink. Once the drinks came it in was fast, as were the food. After that we sat there for quite some time when finished, just talking, they didn’t return to ask if we wanted anything else. The food was super affordable, got two samples for free and the 25 cl pour for 32 DKR wasn’t bad, the service once they was by us was good. Average age of the four or so people I saw working can’t have been more than 25, if that. Still they were friendly and nice. Rather centrally located, very much within walking distance of the ferry points, and right by the pedestrian main street. It is down a side street though. I’d go back for some cheap food and some there made beers and I might order just the potatoes next time. Tap selection also had 4 macro beers from Carlsberg. Didn’t check for bottled selection.
Nothing special except their own beers. They had 4 of their own, when we were there, they are ok. Didn’t have the food, but it seemed ok. Its mostly a restaurant. Nice interiour. Advise to the waiter: Don’t put your finger in my beer!