With so many unconventional Swedish and imported beers currently filling the shelves at your local Systembolaget it’s sometimes difficult to know what bottles to buy and try. Darren Packman, one of Sweden’s leading beer experts, give his tips on what you should (and should not) be pouring into your beer glass.
Swedish prime minster Fredrik Reinfeldt has expressed disappointment at the inability of the country's infrastructure to cope with snow and cold weather. "Winter is after all one of the four seasons in this country," he pointed out on Monday.
“That’s the Way I Wanna Rock and Roll” is a track from Sigtuna Brygghus head brewer Mattias Hammenlind’s favourite hard rock band AC/DC. It also sums up nicely his approach to brewing beer, writes Darren Packman.
Sweden's ambulances have not escaped the problems brought by heavy snow, and the switch from four-wheel-drive Volvo's to rear-wheel drive Mercedes vehicles is now under review in Borås in western Sweden, according to a Sveriges Television (SVT) report. Similar problems were also reported earlier this month by health authorities in Västernorrland in northern Sweden.
In a rare comment on Swedish furniture giant Ikea's financials Monday, the firm's CEO reported flat profits for 2009 with more of the same forecast for 2010.
Lund University in southern Sweden has agreed to pay compensation to 24 women denied admission to the university's psychology programme because of their gender.
A man walked into a police station in southern Sweden last week to complain about the quality of the hash that he had been sold, asking for a lump to be tested for traces of LSD.
The Swedish Social Insurance Agency has reported a record year in its hunt for benefit cheats, reclaiming 930 million kronor ($130 million) in stolen and saved benefits.
A routine inspection of the Royal Palace of Stockholm in early February uncovered two decorative grenades. The explosive devices could have been lying gathering dust for over four decades, according to a military report reviewed by The Local.
Sweden clinched a place in the last eight of the Vancouver Winter Olympic
The harsh snowy weather continues to cause widespread disruption to train and public transport services on Monday.
Old antagonists and neighbours Sweden and Norway will meet in both the men's and women's team sprints to decide who gets the cross-country bragging rights at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic games.