Walked over from city center and found it was 30 minutes until they opened, so killed some time at The Broker up the street. Came back at 3pm, tried two of the beers in small samples and they were both in terrible shape. Didn’t stay long. Had a comfy Brown Bar look and feel, maybe it could have rocked if the beer was any good. Would not recommend based on my experience, which doesn’t seem uncommon.
For me a trip to Oslo is not completed without a visit to the only brewpub in our capital. It is always a pleasure to be a guest at this cosy place, either in the rather lazy early afternoons or in the lively evenings. Well made brews served by a friendly and knowledgeable staff - mostly young women who know their craft. Oslo Pils, Steamer, Stout, Export, and this year’s Juleøl were on during my visit in mid-November 07. In the first week of Advent they will have the Julebrygg ready - I’ll be back then!Oslo Mikrobryggeri is not far from Centra Colosseum with its good selection of beer under 4.7% ABV. When visiting OMB don’t forget to ask for EN ALEN ØL. Last visited: 13.11.2007
A place I always return to when I am in Oslo. I seldom stay long, Im here to see if they have new beer on tap. (What! Me, a ticker?) This time I ordered a half pint of Oslo Export. An average pleasure, I prefer their Steamer and Imperial Stout. Easy to get to the city centre, there is a tram stop just across the street. (Visited March 24th 2010)
A rather typical brownish bar, rather small, but efficiently disposed furniture makes a lot of sitting spots. Extremely expnsive prices, up to Oslo’s standards, but the beers were some of the best I had in Norway, possibly right behind Nogne O. Wide range by Norwegian standards too.
Oslo’s first microbrewery and once one of the best places in the city for beer. Lots of things have changed in Oslo since my first visit here some 10-15 years ago, but not much have changed here. Most of the beers are the same and the interior too. The beers are still quite decent, but not the most exciting ones. Mostly classical Britis beer types. Interior is also quite like in a British pub. Always nice to visit, but not a must anymore.
This brewpub is a bit off-center and it is located in what appeared to me as a relatively quiet semi-residential neighbourhood. There is a more lively area a few blocks away, but close to the pub there isn’t much happening. Clean interior with somewhat of a classic English pub style feel to it. They had 7 taps in service, all their own beers I believe. This place has no patio whatsoever so we didn’t stay long. Prices were among the most affordable I’ve seen in Norway, less than $15 for a full 500ml pint (that’s a cheap price in Norway). I had a pint of their Torpedo (the most interesting beer they had) and I liked it. Their beers are said to be boring but the one and only pint I had there was actually pretty decent. I didn’t ask if they do sample trays, not my thing, but most brewpubs usually do that. Clientele was representative of the pub atmosphere, quiet, clean and boring. This pub doesn’t seem to be a party place. Classic rock at low volume. Worth a pit-stop but not a detour.