Advent is a season with mixed feelings for Norwegians. For starters it is all about getting ready for Christmas . Gorgeous! But it is also a season where it gets darker day by day. Which indeed is a challenge for every individual. This beer is supposed to balance both these emotions Let´s call it bitter sweet!
8.5% 19 IBU, 22°P First brewed 21.08.2003 Batch #19 and 21
In the US this is called "Winter Ale".
A dark ale brewed specially for the Christmas season, with a rich, complex taste of caramel. This is a strong, dark and rather sweet Christmas Beer – just the way we think a Christmas beer should be.
Awards: Bronze Copa Cervezas de America 2012
God Jul Islay Edition
8.5% First brewed 20.05.2009 Batch #428
Please be aware that this is not a subtle beer. If you are unable to appreciate the flavor of Islay Scotch whiskey, then this beer is certainly not for you. Three months of aging in fresh Islay whiskey barrels did this. Certainly great for whiskey lovers, but not necessarily for those is search of subtle and balanced flavors. The timid should look elsewhere! We love it though!
God Jul Whisky Barrel
9% alc/vol 30 IBU, 22°P First brewed **.**.**** Batch #****
From all of us to all of you: a very merry Christmas! This full bodied ale is brewed to celebrate the dark winter season. Aged in fresh whisky barrels for two and a half years it has really become the warming friend that will embrace you and give shelter from the cold
God Påske (2004-2006), 6%*RETIRED First brewed 31.08.2004 Batch #104
God Påske (2007), 6%*RETIRED First brewed 19.01.2007 Batch #275
God Påske (2008-2009), 7.5%*RETIRED First brewed 19.12.2007 Batch #333
God Påske (2012), 6.5%*RETIRED First brewed **.**.**** Batch #***
God Påske (2015), 7.5%*RETIRED First brewed 23.01.2015 Batch #1351
4.5% 20 IBU 12°P First brewed **.**.**** Batch #
What is actually a Christmas ale? Leave your prejudices at the door and open your mind to this medium bodied wheat ale. Hoppy, yet spiced with the flavors and aromas of Christmas. You could call it our snow blower beer. Enjoy it cold and without preconceptions, and may all your Christmases be white!
4.5% alc/vol, 20 IBU, 14°P First brewed **.**.**** Batch #****
Julestemning. Når duften av jul henger tungt i huset og alle gjøremål er unnagjort. Når julemiddagen står i ovnen og julefreden sakte siger inn. Når dagslyset sakte svinner og stearinlysene tennes. Når julens forventninger stiger i store og små sinn. Da er alt lagt til rette for Julekveld.
6% alc/vol First brewed 03.10.2004 Batch#113 and 114 *Retired
Julesnadder (2003-2007) 4.5%*RETIRED First brewed 06.10.2003 Batch #33
Julesnadder (2009-2010) 4.5%*RETIRED First brewed **.**.**** Batch #**
Julesnadder (2011-2014) 4.5%*RETIRED First brewed **.**.**** Batch #**
Julesnadder is a dark ale made for the cold months. Drink it with rich winter foods or just in front of the fire while a winter storm rages outside.
Kriek of Telemark
7% alc/vol 25 IBU, 14.5°P First brewed 09.09.2013 Batch #1027
A proper fruit beer should be sour and that was what we aimed for when brewing Kriek of Telemark. A beer brewed with Norwegian sour cherries and a secret ingredient that we believe has added a perfect touch to this beer.
The Lindheim Gardens located in the small village Gvarv in Telemark grows wonderful sour cherries. Perfect for a proper Norwegian sour beer. The beer has an intense and inviting red color and has an ABV of 7%. We are very pleased with how this brew turned out and we hope you get the chance to enjoy it as well.
Awards: Silver Australian International Beer Awards 2016
Pumpkin Ale 2012 4.5%, 35 IBU 15°P First brewed 03.08.2012 Batch #848
Pumpkin Ale 6.5%, 35 IBU 15°P First brewed **.**.**** Batch #****
Pumpkin Ale is a nightmare to brew. The mash becomes impermeable and it takes forever to collect the wort from it. In this beer we used dried pumpkin. The run-off took 7 hours. We still enjoyed it, though.
8% alc/vol 30 IB 22°P First brewed xx.xx.xxxx Batch #xxxx
A well-crafted holiday ale is to be savored with all the senses. Listen to this ale come alive as you pour it into your glass. Feel the aromas of apricots and figs fill the room with holiday spirit. Let the flavors of tropical fruits seduce you. This is what the holidays are all about; pausing to take in the full ambience and impressions of the season.
10% ABV, 25 IBU 28°P First brewed 17.03.2016 Batch #1609
According to old Norse law all Norwegians had to brew their best beer for the Midwinter's Celebration -the Yultide. Those who did not obey risked being banished from farm and country. This way we pay homage to our heartwarming Norse heritage by brewing our very best Belgium Quadruple. We've doubled the irony by choosing a name with a reference to the Norwegian version of a Latin Christmas carol from the Middle Ages. Go figure. Enjoy at 12°C.
Special Holiday Ale
8,5% 50 IBU, 22°P First brewed **.**.**.**** Batch #***
Collaboration: Stone Brewing Co, Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales and Nøgne Ø Special Holiday Ale was first brewed in San Diego in 2008. Each brew is following the same recipe, including Michigan chestnuts, white sage from southern California and Norwegian juniper berries, but differences in brewing and aging practices produce different beers. Cheers to being different! Skål!
Awards: Best new Beer Norbrygg/Norøl (Norway) 2009 Gold Australian International Beer Awards 2010
11% alc/vol 50 IB 26°P First brewed 21.12.2008 Batch #400
Brewed just before Christmas, the Sunturnbrew honors the Norwegian legend that says that the sun turns on December 21st, the shortest day of the year. While the rest of the world argues that the sun doesn’t turn at all, Nøgne Ø raises a glass to Norwegian stubbornness with this celebratory beer!
Awards: Bronze Australian International Beer Awards 2013
4.5% ABV 10 IBU 12.5°P First brewed xx.xx.xxxx Batch #xxxx
For us, Christmas is all about spending time with good friends and family in a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Here at Nøgne Ø, we like to celebrate the holidays with a good sour beer. Because of this, we would like to introduce our newest beer that is our celebration of Christmas. We have created a rich, dark ale that we soured in the kettle with lactobacillus. It is delicate and balanced with a mild acidity making it a perfect accompaniment to the rich Christmas food that is traditional in Norway. Serve at 8°C.
6.5% 30 IBU, 15°P First brewed 09.08.2004 Batch #98
The name of this beer is "Peculiar Christmas" in English. This spiced Christmas ale is strange - and indeed a fusion beer. We have gathered inspiration from the Norwegian drink “gløgg”, and as such this is quite an uncompromising brew. Best served with “goro” and “fattigmann”.
Wet Hop Ale
5% alc/vol First Brewed 26.08.2013 Batch #1019
Key kegs only
Wet Hop Ale 2013 5% *RETIRED Made with Cascade hops from the Bosnar family hop farm in Slovenia
Wet Hop Ale 2015 5% *RETIRED Made with Styrian Golding hops from the Bosnar family hop farm in Slovenia