Knut, the Gunmakers, and our latest jaunt

We spent yes­ter­day evening at the Gun­mak­ers (Jeff ‘Stonch’ Bel­l’s pub) with Knut Albert, the not­ed Nor­we­gian beer blog­ger.

We enjoyed a cou­ple of pints of Puri­ty Mad Goose (a gold­en yel­low beer in Jaipur/Hophead ter­ri­to­ry) and Cale­don­ian Dou­ble Dark Oat­meal stout (sweet­ish and mild) and some top notch grub, too – Jef­f’s not being big head­ed when he sug­gests the food at his place is qual­i­ty stuff.

As well as putting up with a lot of inane ques­tions about Scan­di­navia, Knut was also able to reas­sure us that Ham­burg, where we’re spend­ing Fri­day and Sat­ur­day night, is not a com­plete dump as Lone­ly Plan­et would have you believe. We’re in Brus­sels tonight, although get­ting in late, and then in Lue­beck on Wednes­day and Thurs­day nights.

We’ll let you know if we find any beer of note when we return next week.

7 thoughts on “Knut, the Gunmakers, and our latest jaunt”

  1. I have some Ham­burg info on my blog. See 21/03/08. Lue­beck is nice, but don’t expect good beer there either.

    Ham­burg isn’t a com­plete dump, but apart from one or two bits – the areas around the Alsters – it is more or less. But in fair­ness, the cen­tre was flat­tened dur­ing the war.

  2. Nev­er been to Ham­burg. A col­league phoned me one night from there (she was at meet­ings) and when I asked her what the hotel was like she said it was fine as long as she kept the win­dows closed so she could­n’t hear the nois­es from the S&M club across the street. It was then that I knew I had to vis­it Ham­burg 😀

  3. Glad you enjoyed the food. Cale­don­ian Dou­ble Dark­’s a bit bor­ing isn’t it? Still, a stout’s a stout.

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