CRUNCHY TURD BEER IN ROSKILDE

  Scandinavia Day 3, and a half hour train journey to Roskilde, days after their eponymous festival ended (though the Foo Fighters are probably still trying to finish “Best of You” there, too).  It’s a sort of Glasto without the middle classes,but with Vikings and sleigh rides. I’ve marked Roskilde’s biggest draw on the map, alongside Copenhagen’s own… Continue reading CRUNCHY TURD BEER IN ROSKILDE

THE 3rd BEST PUB IN COPENHAGEN

Enough about Carlsberg in Southwold, here’s one of my Copenhagen highlights, and possibly the Carlsberg/Tuborg flagship. After Bakken, we popped in Jerbanecafeen on the way from the main railway station to the rather more cerebral gardens of Tivoli. “Only” Tuborg on, so we gave Tivoli beer a miss. For now. I’d just bought the family huge… Continue reading THE 3rd BEST PUB IN COPENHAGEN

LATITUDE – FLAT BEER, HIGH CULTURE, SIGRID

  So my only beer at Latitude was Carlsberg, served in plastic cups.  As I wrote, it was surprisingly tasty paired with herring.  As I’m sure it is in all Wythenshawe boozers. You don’t go to music festivals for beer, but you might be surprised to know that the only beer visible at Latitude is… Continue reading LATITUDE – FLAT BEER, HIGH CULTURE, SIGRID

CARLSBERG – PROBABLY THE BEST BEER IN A GIANT FIELD NEAR IPSWICH

Sod Mikkeller (till tomorrow), sod strict chronology.  I’m taking a short break from “foreign correspondent reporting” to tell you how wonderful Carlsberg is, when you get plied with it for free. A fuller review of Latitude can wait till tomorrow, but here’s all you really need to know about that ; If you’re living in… Continue reading CARLSBERG – PROBABLY THE BEST BEER IN A GIANT FIELD NEAR IPSWICH

THE HARVEY’S DRINKING WELL IN COPENHAGEN

Having survived war-torn Hamburg (reports to follow), I should have been prepared for a trip to Latitude near Southwold. Nothing can prepare you for the horror that is Waitrose-in-a-field. “Sod Mikkeller, try the cask in Charlie’s Bar” wrote Scott, the Dutchman with his finger in the dike, trying to keep out the flood of cask.… Continue reading THE HARVEY’S DRINKING WELL IN COPENHAGEN