A very nive cellar, however strange acoustics so it can get very loud in here. They produce a lot of different taps, and it is quite well now. Always changing taps, and usually no compromises, but flavourful beers.
They do sell 1/2 glassas, so I tend to try this to be able to try the new taps since my last vist.
Everchanging menu of bottled beers, allways something interesting, more then on the Meny if you ask
ILikeOl (121) , Norway | March 22, 2011| Updated December 19, 2012
Of the so far, four brewpubs in Oslo, Schouskjelleren and Crowbar are the two best. Currently they have 14 beers on tap, with a mix of their own and guest beers.
The bottle selection is based on quality over quantity.
Decent price level by norwegian standards. Get there early, as it may get loud and crowded, in particular on the weekends.
Schouskjelleren Mikrobryggeri brewpub opened its doors to the general public on October 1st 2010, becoming the second brewpub in Oslo, after Oslo Mikrobryggeri (founded in 1989).
The brewpub is located in the cellar of the old Schous Bryggeri on Grünerløkka and is owned by the people behind Olympen, another great beer place in Oslo. Brewmaster, John Hudson, has created half a dozen beers to be brewed and served at the brewpub, most notably the OSB (Oslo Special Bitter), the Thunder Bear Stout and the spicy Garden of Eden.
The atmosphere in the brewpub has more in common with German and Czech beer halls than with Norwegian pubs, with its vaulted brick ceiling, massive fireplace at the end of the hall and its rustic wooden furniture. The place radiates age. But the brewery is brand new and state of the art, with four 500 liter storage tanks supplying the bar.
The brewpub still has some kinks to iron out, I would like to see some pub grab on offer and a draught menu on the wall to see what’s on tap at any moment. But these are minor issues, this brewpub is a much welcome addition to the beer scene in Oslo with its great atmosphere and good beer selection - both locally brewed and on guest tap.
June 6 2011 edit: As of April 2011, the brewpub sports a total of 16 taps, 8 of which are for guest craft beers! In the summer months they have an additional four taps at the outdoor bar, making Schouskjelleren the best place to go in Oslo for a craft beer on draught.
Oct 3 2014 edit: Since April 2013, the brewpub has had a new brewer, Luca Saccomandi (formerly at Baladin), which caused a largely new line-up of beers, though they’ve kept Empress of India. Among the great new ones is a pilsner, Jokkes Jubbileum, and the Put-in Your Glass Ukranian Stout brewed together with Frank Werme.
Updatet rating: It’s been four years since my last visit. Now their tap list has extended and their own beers are much better! Schouskjelleren/ Sundbytunet Put-In Your Glass turned out to be one of my best beers this evening. A fantastic imperial stout! (Visited December 6th 2014)
Easy to find, straight up the street "Storgata" across a bridge over river "Akerselva" and then you will see the sign for Schouskjelleren Mikrobryggeri. And what a fantastic cellar with vaulted brick ceiling and a crackling fireplace. Only one problem, I found their two beers present this day quite average. Many may disagree, but I felt they were rather raw and immature. Not bad at all, but not that good either. (Visited November 23rd 2010) Total score: 62