by Ellen Ekman, with translations by Andy Meyer
—Finally got this beer today. Had to special order it from a Bavarian microbrewery. It’s a strong smoked porter, aged for five years. Costs $9 a bottle, but it’s worth it.
—Jeez. Yeah, mine cost over $20 a bottle and comes from a little mountain town in southern Belgium that was completely unknown until recently, where they tap the beer in a 20-year-long process.
—Mmm. But mine was produced with a unique process where small Bavarian children sing lullabies to it, which gives it a distinct bitterness.
—But my beer itself sings a little tune when you open it and on top of that, it comes with a magic dancing goat.
—Mmm. I still think that my beer is a little more special than yours.
by Fredrik Skavlan, with translations by Andy Meyer
—I see from your medicine that you suffer from constipation, yes? Have you tried chamomile tea?
This article originally appeared in the May 21, 2021, issue of The Norwegian American. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.