Category: Aquavit

  • International Aquavit Competition June 4, 2016

    International Aquavit Competition June 4, 2016

                Vasa Order of America, District 12 (Northern California) is holding its second annual International Aquavit Competition.  Entitled Akvavit Kryddat Brännvin World Championship, the competition is held at Sveadal (Swedish American Resort) in Morgan Hill, CA.  There are three categories of competition: Most Traditional, Best Tasting and Best Presentation.   […]

  • Crayfest 2015 – the Urban Kräftskiva! August 22

              Psssst….hey buddy, do you like crayfish? Fylgia Lodge in San Francisco and Nordic House in Berkeley Present: Crayfest 2015!   Enjoy an Urban Kräftskiva (Crayfish party) Including: Crayfish, Jansson’s Temptation, appetizers, live music and traditional Swedish/Scandinavian dancing! $30 per person. Space is limited, last year sold out! RSVP is necessary […]

  • Official Rules First International Aquavit (Akvavit) Competition 2015

    Here are the official rules for the First International Aquavit Competition in Sveadal (Morgan Hill, CA) May 31, 2015. Official Rules The Official Rules for this International Competition are as follows: Competitors may compete in every category. Most Traditional Aquavit/Akvavit MUST feature         either (or both) caraway and/or dill. Other spices may be used, but these […]

  • Mini Symposium on Swedish Immigration and the Pan Pacific International Exposition of 1915 – Swedish American Hall – SF

    Mini Symposium on Swedish Immigration and the Pan Pacific International Exposition of 1915   Fylgia Lodge #119 VOA presents a night of Swedish and Swedish-American history in honor of the centennial of the Pan Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco.   Culled from our recent acclaimed district-wide cultural event, a series of speakers will present on […]

  • Pläj Restaurant in SF

    Going for our seventh trip to Pläj Restaurant (pronounced Play). British Psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott considered play to be one of the hallmark human accomplishments.  For Winnicott, play involves taking some real item but conceptualizing it in a new way – which both allows for it’s existence in reality, but also involves the creation of something […]

  • Huffington Post: Aquavit – The Next Big Thing In Hard Liquor

    Huffington Post: Aquavit – The Next Big Thing In Hard Liquor

    Check out this important blog post! Everything old is new again:

  • Welcome to Sweden – Great New TV Show!

    Just watched the first episode of Welcome to Sweden! It promises to be a very fun and engaging look at cross-cultural issues for immigrants (learning new customs, being a ‘foreigner’, loss of the familiar, idealizing the new country, hope and (likely) disappointment). First episode even included a Kräftskiva (See below and see our post of […]

  • Crayfest 2014 – Date Change! Now Aug. 23, 2014

    Crayfest is an urban version of the Swedish kräftskiva (crayfish party). Ours is an urban version, at Nordic House in Berkeley, Ca. We will have Crayfest on Saturday August 23rd (12 noon to 4 pm). Like last year, we will have crayfish, jansson’s temptation, other treats and live music and dancing! Change any summer plans […]

  • O.P. Anderson Aquavit for Sale

    Got your attention! You may know that OP Anderson was formerly the standard by which other Aquavits imported into the USA were judged. You may also be aware it is now almost impossible to obtain here in the U.S. However, your friendly editor has arranged with a local merchant, who is confident that if we […]