Below is this year’s complete schedule of Aquavit Week events. Check back as more events may be added!
Aquavit Week Opening Party (Dec. 4) – Join us at Broder Nord to experience Portland’s largest selection of aquavit. This ticketed event will feature more than ten different aquavits, aquavit cocktails, light Scandinavian fare, and a true Swedish toast. Come say “Skal!” with us! Tickets $20 per person available at the door. 6:00-8:00 pm
Snaps & Taps (Dec. 4-10) – Sample aquavit and beer pairings featuring special beers from some of Portland’s finest brewers at Portland’s best bars. Look for beers from Breakside Brewing, Upright Brewing, The Commons, Drinking Horse, and, for our first ever Aquavit Week cider, a special release from Reverend Nat’s. Check our website for details on where to find these brews.
Nordic Flight Night (Dec. 5) – Bit House Saloon’s popular Monday Night Flights take on a Scandinavian slant with a worldwide selection of aquavits. Come by all night long to try aquavits made in the Nordic countries, the United States, and right here in Portland, Oregon. 3:00 pm to 2:00 am.
Norwegian Aquavit Tasting at The Nomad (Dec. 5) – Lysholm Linie Aquavit together with Leo Robitschek and Monica Berg invites you to join us at The Nomad Rooftop in New York for an Aquavit Cocktail Lunch. In addition to a specially curated menu for the day, you’ll have the opportunity to try a collection of carefully selected Norwegian aquavits. (By invitation only industry event.)
Aquavit Week on the Road: New York (Dec. 6) – Aquavit Week travels to New York City to visit the Edda Bar at Aska. The Edda Bar will feature signature aquavit cocktails, ‘Øl and Snaps’ pairings, and more than a dozen of Edda’s house-made aquavits available in flights, along with Chef Fredrik Berselius’ bar menu of Nordic-inspired bites. 5:00 pm to 12:00 am.
Norwegian Aquavit Tasting at the Long Island Bar (Dec. 6) – Join Monica Berg and Toby Cecchini at the Long Island Bar in New York for an evening of rare and unusual aquavits! You will have the opportunity to try bottlings never before seen in US and learn more about this Nordic spirit. 7:00 PM.
Aquavit Week on the Road: Chicago (Dec. 8) – Aquavit takes over the cocktail menu at Sportsman’s Club for one night only in Chicago. Four different local and international aquavits will feature in four different cocktails from the Sportsman’s Club bartenders, and all four will be available in a flight as well. 5:00 pm to 2:00 am.
Aquavit Week on the Road: Houston (Dec. 10) – Julep is best known for their selection of whiskey and classic cocktails with southern sensibilities, but in celebration of Aquavit Week they’re taking the menu in a Nordic direction. Join us on the heated patio to explore aquavits from Norway, Iceland, and the United States, along with aquavit cocktails from the Julep bar team. 3:00 – 6:00 pm.
Aquavit Week Post-Party (Dec. 11) – Toast the ending of the biggest Aquavit Week ever at the internationally inspired Expatriate, featuring aquavit cocktails from some of Portland’s most creative bartenders. 9:00 pm – 12:00 am.