Iceland beer brands – Icelandic Beers.
Beer was banned in Icelandfrom 1915 to March 1, 1989. In Icelandwe have several natively brewed beer brands. The major breweries are Ölgerðin Egill Skallagrímsson and Vífilfell. The word Brugghús is Icelandic for brewpub. Following the end of prohibition, some Icelanders have celebrated Beer Day on March 1. Some people may take part in a bar crawl. The legalization of beer remains a significant cultural event in Icelandas beer has become the most popular alcoholic beverage. Last four or five years have new small qualiti brewerys been popping up in Iceland. Icelanders love their beer, maybe because it was denied them for so long. The quality of Icelandic beer lies in the extremely clean and soft water the breweries use. Water quality is the name of the game in brewing. Unlike the water used by many foreign breweries, the water used for Icelandic beer does not have to be treated chemically. It is filtered, but apart from that not treated at all. Icelandic water is soft. SKÁL, Skál means “cheers” in Icelandic.
Photo to right – Thorsbeer – Light beer from Iceland 1930.
I think these are the Icelandics beer on the market today ( This time i have not seasonal beer on this list) Please let me know in comments if you know about some Icelandic beer whics are not on the list.
Einstök Icelandic Toasted porter
Einstök Icelandic White Ale
Einstök Icelandic Pale Ale
Einstök Icleandic Doppelbock
Viking Gold 5,6 %
Viking Thule 5%
Viking Lite 4,4 %
Viking Classic 4,6%
Viking Lager 4,6%
Viking Stronge 7%
Viking Stout – 5,8 % (Viking Ölgerd Akureyri)
Viking Pils Organic 5 % (Viking Ölgerd Akureyri)
Black Death Beer 5,8%
Vatnajökull 6% ’Brewed from 1000 year old glaciers’ and flavored with wild thyme. Local beer – Just in restaurants In south east Iceland.
Brugghúsið Borg. – Icelandic Website
Brio Beer Nr. 1 – 4,8%
Austur – Brown Ale Nr.2
Úlfur – Indian Pale Ale Nr. 3
Bjartur – Blond Nr.4 - 5%
Oktoberfest Marzen Nr.5 – 4,6%
Stekkjarstaur Brown Ale (Icelandic Santas name – Seasonal) Nr.7 5. 7%
Surtur Stout. Nr.8 – 12%
Benedikt. Nr.9 – 7%
Ölgerðin El Grillo. A clear lager named after a sunken oil tanker that still lies in the Seyðisfjörður bay.
El Grillo 5%
El Grillo Silver/Gold 5%
New Beer – Boli 5,6 – Photo her from the label designer.
Article about few Iceland beers – The Reykjavik Grapevine