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Drinking in Sweden – South to North with Emil Åreng

Join acclaimed Swedish bartender Emil Åreng to hear about the most exciting developments in the Swedish beverage scene in recent years. Åreng’s bar, FACIT, works only with Swedish ingredients and producers and has been named the best bar in Sweden since opening in Umeå in 2021. Hear from Emil about his journey to opening FACIT and his philosophy around building a beverage menu with all Swedish ingredients. He will speak to five regions that have had great impact on distilling and bartending in Sweden and highlight his work with local producers and distillers.

Emil Åreng is one of Sweden’s foremost bartenders, and also works as an author, entrepreneur, and cocktail expert in the Swedish beverage industry. In 2021, Emil opened Facit Bar in Umeå, Sweden; Facit uses only Swedish ingredients and was recognized as the best new bar in Sweden in 2023. His upcoming book Cocktails på Svenska will be published in Sweden in fall 2024 and in English in 2025. For one week this October, Emil will bring the spirit of FACIT to the American Swedish Institute with an industry night, chef’s dinner with FIKA café, pop up bar, and public lecture.