Egil Skallagrímsson is probably the single most famous Viking of all time. He was born in 910 and his parents soon saw that he was a person who would have a great impact on his country, though his parents were divided about whether it would be for good or evil. He was high-spirited, stubborn and not the most handsome of men. He left at a young age on many successful Viking voyages with his brother Thorolf, and when he returned to Iceland he was made chief.
Egil was a great lover of mead and there are many stories detailing his penchant for drinking. He always a appreciated a good nip of liquor, and would no doubt have liked the ambitious beers of Borg Brugghús. It is therefore appropriate that the brewery bears the name of this warrior and poet.
Brewery Egill Skallagrímsson was founded in 1913 and today employs many world-class champions and has won numerous awards for its beer. To allow the staff’s talents and creativity to flourish in full, it was decided that they would open Borg Brugghús, which intends to improve the beer culture in Iceland. It will offer a wide variety of beers which will be constantly evolving.
Click on the labels below to learn more about each beer…
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Go to the Thingvellir and learn about the Althingi’s where the oldest parliament in the world met for more than a millennium. Stand astride the tectonic plate – one foot in North America the other in Asia. Little Iceland, the size of Ohio, is quite a place.Check out this Iceland Juggling video below, it will make you wish you were in Iceland!
And while you’re at it, learn about and listen to our new favorite Icelandic musician, Asiger.