Lutefisk & Lefse Dinner at Brouwerij West: Feast Like Odin in Valhalla

LA Weekly’s “Best New Brewery 2016” Celebrates Inaugural Scandinavian Holiday Dinner with Traditional Dishes of Lutefisk + Lefse


San Pedro, CA (October 17, 2016) – Brouwerij West, recently named LA Weekly’s “Best New Brewery” for 2016, is throwing their first annual Norwegian dinner honoring the winter holidays featuring lutefisk and lefse, two traditional dishes from Scandinavia, plus Brouwerij West beer and more. The idea for the dinner came from Brouwerij West’s Founder and brewmaster, Brian Mercer, a fourth generation Norwegian-American who grew up in the Nordic-heavy Los Angeles neighborhood of San Pedro as a way to showcase his childhood ethnic traditions of the working-class area. The dinner will include lutefisk (a cured whitefish), lefse (a Norwegian unleavened bread), rømmegraut (a sour cream porridge) and other native Scandinavian fare, like meatballs, lingonberry sauce, and boiled potatoes. The event is priced $39 per person, which includes two pints of Brouwerij West’s popular unfiltered pilsner, Popfuji. For children between the ages of 7 – 12, the price of the dinner is $10, and the dinnfer is free for children 6 and under. The dinner will be held at Brouwerij West, 110 East 22nd Street, Warehouse 9, San Pedro on Sunday November 20, 2016, beginning at 2:00pm.

Throughout the Scandinavian region, lutefisk is eaten mostly during celebratory periods such as the Christmas season. It is made with a variety of white fish but mostly cod and is “cured” in a bath of cold water and lye over a period of several days. The menu for the Dinner will be handmade by Primal Alchemy, a Long Beach-based caterer descended from a long line of Swedish Californians, consisting of:

  • Lutefisk
  • Lefsa
  • Swedish meatballs and gravy
  • Lingonberry sauce
  • Boiled potatoes
  • Scandinavian slaw (cabbage-based)
  • Rømmegraut (a native sour cream porridge)
  • Pickled Beets
  • Assorted vegetables
  • Brouwerij West Popfuji unfiltered pilsner


Advance tickets for the dinner can be purchased here.   .  .

About Brouwerij West: Founded in 2010, Brouwerij West has distinguished itself from its competitors by using traditional ingredients to create American farmhouse-style beers. Brouwerij West uses predominantly base malts, noble hops, sugar and yeast in their beers. For more information about Brouwerij West and where it’s already available for purchase,  visit You can also follow the brewery on Twitter and Instagram @brouwerijwest or on Facebook. They can be reached by phone at (310) 833-9330.

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