A Scandinavian Winter Festival, Saturday Feb. 1

Don’t let the cold coop you up when festive winter fun begins in Northwood on Saturday Feb. 1.

Join your friends at Worth Brewing Company’s annual Ølfest, a Scandinavian winter festival inside and out of the Brewery’s Tap Room on Northwood’s Central Avenue Historic District. There will be fires for beer poking in the biergarten and Worth Brewing Company and fest beer to stave off the winter chill.

Beer:

This year we brewed a strong lager for release at 7 p.m. Friday, Ølfest Eve, in conjunction with the Worth Wort Wingding homebrew challenge. Come see the judging and get your Ølfest El Dorado Bock before this limited brew is gone by Saturday night.

 

This year we also begin a tradition of releasing the current vintage of Brunhilde officially at Ølfest. The 2020 Vintage has been aging for months and will be available on tap and in 22-ounce bombers beginning at noon. Special Vintage-packs of two bottles of 2018, 2019 and 2020 six-packs will be available exclusively from the Tap Room beginning Tuesday, Feb. 4.

 

Food:

The Ølfest offerings are always made fresh in Northwood and feature our Potato Fest Dogs, red cabbage and spätzle with butter or gravy.

 

Events:

The Ølfest Puck Hunt and Beer Poking originated with this winter fest and is eagerly awaited each year. We’ll also have hammerschlagen and giveaways all day. Look for more details on the Puck Hunt mid-month.

 

Music:

The Dobbins Creek Boys Terry Schmidt and Lee Bjorndal take the helm and sail onward to Ølfest from 5 to 8. You’ll enjoy their eclectic mix of pop, country and occasionally goofy tunes.

 

Ølfest Schedule:

Thursday, Jan. 30

Brunhuilde ’20 Pre-sale. (Good Pint Pass and Bottle Buck members only) 5-7 p.m., Bee Hive Ballroom

Friday, Jan. 31

El Dorado Bock released in the Tap Room, 7 p.m.

Worth Wort Wingding homebrew judging, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 1

Doors open to Ølfest at noon

Food from noon to gone

Music, 5-8

Beer Poking, 3 to 10

Puck Hunt Award, 8 pm.

Tuesday, Feb. 4

Brunhilde Vintage Packs on Sale, 5 p.m.