Iceland's drinking culture and history with alcohol is interesting to say the least. From 1915 the nation the nation was subject to complete alcohol prohibition that lasted almost a quarter of a century, when in 1935 wine and spirits were legalized.
Odd as it may seem, beer was not legalized at the time and was considered particularly dangerous for Icelanders. The theory was that since ber was cheaper than other types of alcohol, it was likely to lead to personal deprivation, poverty and violence. Beer was banned for more than half a century, until March 01st 1989.
On the tour of Olgerdin brewery you will learn about the history of brewing in Iceland, dive into the local drinking culture, taste beer and other beverages from Oldergin's main brewery as well as selection of ambitious beers from their award winning craft brewery Borg Brugghus.
Established in 1913, Oldergin Egill Skallagrimsson brewery employs many world-class champions and has received numerous international awards for beers, including 'World's Best Standard Lager' at the 2011 World Beer Awards and Gold at the 2012 World Beer Club for best German-style Pilsner.
This 60 minute visit will surely make your day brighter and we promise that you will leave with a smile on your face.
Please note the legal drinking age in Iceland is 20 years, those who have not reached the legal age will not be served alcohol.
Included: Bus with pick up from accommodation 30 min before departure, brewery tour and Icelandic Beverages.
Departure: Thursdays to Sundays at 17:30 (hotel pick up 16:45).
Duration: 2 hours
Season: All year
Price per person: From £42 (please note minimum 4 persons required for the tour to operate)
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