Information in English

Ølakademiet translates to Beer Academy. We are considered the leading provider of beer courses and activities in Norway. Check out our activities for groups!

Norway has a rich cultural heritage when it comes to beer, stretching all the way back to the Viking Age. Back in the good old days, brewing beer was mandatory before Christmas. Those who did not carry out this duty, risked to loose their farm to the King and to be deported. Legend says that’s how Iceland was populated!

This heritage is partly what we learn our visitors at beer tastings all year round. We also teach students how to make their own beer, and to combine beer and food, and every year more than 13.000 people visit us.

As of 2019 we also collaborate with The Beer And Cider Academy in London.

The Grünerløkka area

The Beer Academy is situated in the vibrant area of Grünerløkka. This is the working class area that turned fashion hub, with numerous cozy cafés, chilled bars and independent boutiques.

Why not make a tour out of it? Soak up the atmosphere, dig in some local food at Mathallen, and shop for fashion in small stores. Combine it with learning more about Vikings – and their relation to beer.

To get here, you may walk from the city center in just 15 minutes – or jump on tram lines 11-12-13 north/east-bound, and disembark at «Schous Plass».

Contact us

Ølakademiet AS
Thorvald Meyers gate 71A
0552 Oslo

Telephone: +47 2164 0665