Beer, beer and more beer

So one of my favourite days on the island came up! The annual Home brewers beer tasting event. Last year the tickets sold out in 4 minutes! I happened upon the venue three years ago and we had such a great time, since then it’s grown rapidly and changed location but still such a great time! Last year my goal was to try all beers, 34 or something, I did and then some but this year there were 55 beers… So I went for the nice sounding lagers to begin with. Kudos on the brewers who come up with some fantastic puns naming their beers. My immediate favourite was the “Bagebrööl”(Hönö bread is called “Bagebrö”), plus points for the Hönö bread to taste and the beer was actually brewed with Hönö bread crumbled into the brewing mixture. Coming back to it later I actually preferred another beer from the same brewer “Guardians of the Galaxy”.
I like to taste weird beers, a lot of the time you are disappointed or worst case disgusted but this year I was thoroughly impressed by the quality. That actually goes for all beers I tasted but I especially liked the blackcurrant beer and the mango/youzo beer.
We tried to plan for the occasion and lay the ground work for the next day and decided to go out to a pub on the Island for a music quiz. Joined by two English music experts my confidence was high. The place was absolutely steaming with people when we got there but we managed to grab some chairs at the bar. We did pretty well with the questions, apart from the Swedish ones BUT realised after the marking that I had forgotten to write some of the answers on the questionnaire that I had actually written on the scribble paper… Anyways we had a great time and then looking out the window- Who could wish for a better view from the pub??

 

Björkö

Björkö Food and Bar

Björkö Food and Bar

Icehouse filling the fishingboats with ice

Icehouse filling the fishingboats with ice

Nets

Nets

Ferry

Ferry

Todays souvenir

Todays souvenir

It’s funny how I spent every summer on this island and we’ve lived here for two years but I haven’t been to all the neighbouring islands. Today we felt adventurous and took the bikes on the ferry to Björkö(Birch island). It’s almost as large as Hönö but only a quarter of the population. We had fish n’chips and Guiness at Björkö food and bar, an ice-cream in the harbour, spotted a seal and then we went home. Worth another visit though!