Interview with Kjetil Jikiun, brewmaster at Nogne O, Norway

I caught up with Kjetil at a tasting of eight of Nogne O’s beers at the Beer Bistro in Toronto on April 29, 2013.

He talks about how to succeed as a global craft beer brand, Norway’s evolving beer terroir, his brewing philosophies of “diversity” and how he draws the line between following a pure beer style and experimenting with new recipes and ideas in the brew house.

The most exciting thing I learned is that Kjetil is spending a couple of days collaborating on a beer with husband and wife team, Vlado and Liliania Pavicic who own the boutique beer and spirits import Roland & Russell and have quietly launched their own contract brewery, Bush Pilot.

The beer? An eisbock which will be aged in some rare and fancy barrels… no big deal. But we’ll have to wait at least seven months to taste it.

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May 1, 2013 · 8:05 am

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