Bjóböðin opened earlier this summer and has already become an important part of the tourism infrastructure in North Iceland, as it has drawn numerous visitors intrigued by its innovative concept to the area.
"We’re in the Westfjords where there’s no brewery in a 400-kilometer radius—that’s unique in and of itself."
"The beer is being brewed in collaboration with Ægisgarð brewery in Reykjavík and is a ‘light, summery beer.'”
Data aggregated by cost-of-living website Numbeo found that half a liter of domestic beer in Iceland is, on average, 8.53€, making it Europe’s most expensive.
The seventh annual Icelandic Beer Festival will be held in the period of February 22-24th next year, celebrating Beer Day in Iceland.
Microbrewery Bruggsmiðjan in Árskógssandur, a village in North Iceland, is planning to open a beer spa in the region, with a view of Hrísey island, in February next year. Guests will be invited to bathe in a mixture of beer, water, hops and yeast.
Heimir Hallgrímsson, one of the coaches of the Icelandic men’s national football team, now has a beer named after him.
The “ridiculous waste” of Christmas beer was the subject of discussion at Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, today.