Aquavit Distillers’ Happy Hour (Minneapolis, Dec. 6) Minneapolis is one of America’s best cities for aquavit. Come meet the producers behind local brands of aquavit as those from Norway and Denmark. Eat Street Social will offer a special cocktail menu for the evening featuring aquavit cocktails from all the producers. 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm.
The sixth annual Aquavit Week, the week-long celebration of the signature spirit of the Nordics, returns for 2017 from December 3rd to 9th. When Aquavit Week began in 2012, only a handful of aquavits were available in the United States. Today there are more than fifty available, from small batch spirits produced by American craft distillers to quality imports from its home in the Nordic countries.
This year’s Aquavit Week will be the best and biggest yet, expanding beyond the Pacific Northwest to include events in Minneapolis, Chicago, and Washington, DC, as well as to a new European Aquavit Week organized in Germany. This growth has been made possible with generous sponsorship from Linie, a Norwegian aquavit that undergoes one of the world’s most unique ageing processes, and Aalborg, the classic aquavit brand of Denmark.
Aquavit Week is devoted to celebrating the wonderful diversity of aquavit, its pairing possibilities with food and beer, and its unexplored potential in cocktails. A comprehensive guide to aquavit brands available in the United States, including many that will be featured at Aquavit Week events, can be found on the Aquavit Week website.
This year’s Aquavit Week will conduct three events in Portland, three around the country, and a week-long “Snaps & Taps” beer pairing adventure. Bars from all over are invited to join the celebration by offering aquavit drinks throughout the week.