How could I have missed replying to this
The bored part may be close, but what kind of cheap sh*t dump of a Pub have you been visiting?? $10 for “a pint” in a decent Pub would be hard to find these days and Ringnes is the beer of Oslo, not all of Norway. Here we drink Hansa from Bergen, or Dahl’s from Trondheim.
Sometime Mack from Tromso, which is a MUST with seagull eggs in the spring: http://mylittlenorway.com/2009/05/seagull-eggs-and-beer/
It is also good with whale beef or seal flippers at any time.
Of course there is no such thing as “Pint” in Norway. It is either 0.4 or 0.6 ltr. which is either a bit less or a bit more of than a Pint. Even the “1/2-liter” that used to be the standard measure before, appears to have gone by the wayside in Pubs. That was close to a US Pint (0.47 ltr) while 0.6 ltr is closer to a UK Pint (0.57 ltr)
The cost of a 0.4 ltr. glas of beer will set you back abt. NOK 75 - 80, or more, while 0.6 ltr. cost around NOK 90-100 in most establishments.
In the new Micro Brewery that just opened near the Cruise Centre here in Aalesund:
0.4 ltr. of their cheapest Pilsner or Ale cost NOK 79, while their Stout or Porter comes at NOK 139 for the same size, It is shock treatment for the Cruise guests, many of whom set foot in Norway for the first time here.
But then again, nobody comes to Norway for the Sun, Sand and Cheap Booze. They may go to Florida for that?
BTW; The Brew Master at Molo Pub and Micro Brewery is an American from Florida,