Kaldi Blonde is the most popular bottled beer in Iceland, and it is little wonder why. Brewed in the Pilsner tradition and inspired by Czech lager , it is a coppery, golden colour, with a smooth texture and tantalising, bitter taste from the roasted malt.
The drink was outlawed in Iceland for 74 years, while all other booze was completely legal . The alcoholic anomaly finally ended on March 1, 1989. The beer ban was a leftover from the country’s prohibition era, which started in 1915 when the population voted in a referendum to outlaw all alcoholic drinks.
AKUREYRI, Iceland – April 20, 2017 – Einstök Ölgerð, Iceland’s #1 craft brewery , has announced that its award-winning White Ale and Arctic Pale Ale will be available in 330ml cans throughout all U.S. markets beginning in May.
In 1924, the city of Reykjavik banned keeping dogs as pets. Pooches aren’t illegal in Reykjavik anymore (provided owners get a permit and abide by strict residency, microchipping, vaccination, worming, and leash laws), but the effect of dog-free decades persists to this day.
Prohibition in Iceland went into effect in 1915 and lasted, to some extent, until 1 March 1989 (since celebrated as “Beer Day”). The ban had originally prohibited all alcohol , but from 1922 legalized wine and in 1935 legalized all alcoholic beverages except beer with more than 2.25% alcohol content.
But guns are everywhere in Iceland , about one for every three people, and many here are staunch advocates of their right to own a firearm. Most guns here are used for hunting or competitive shooting. Crime of any nature is so infrequent that few if anyone argues that they need to own a weapon for self-defense.
Icelanders ( Icelandic : Íslendingar) are a North Germanic ethnic group and nation who are native to the island country of Iceland and speak Icelandic . Icelanders established the country of Iceland in mid 930 A.D. when the Althing (Parliament) met for the first time.
Viking Drinks Like all meads , Viking mead was made from honey. The beer was ale made from barley, with hops sometimes being added for flavor. The only other alcoholic beverage the Vikings made themselves was fruit wine, which came from the various fruits that grew in their homelands.
Einstök Ölgerd, an Icelandic craft brewery, has announced that the first shipment of its unique ales has landed in the United States . Pale Ale: American and Bavarian craft come together to create the Viking version of the Pale Ale.
5 Things You Need To Know About: Einstök Beer It’s pronounced “ān-stůk” And means “unique” in Icelandic. All vegan, no GMOs. The water in Iceland (out of a tap) is purer than any bottled waters. And this is used in the beer. Beer was illegal in Iceland until 1989. The master brewer has a degree in beer!
Einstök is the only Icelandic beer available in Colorado and is brewed with pure Icelandic glacier water just 60 miles south of the Arctic Circle in the northern Icelandic town of Akureyri.