Macks Ølbryggeri

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AS L. Macks ølbryggeri og mineralvannsfabrikk
Location Tromsø, Norway
Opened 1877
Owner(s) Independent

Mack Bryggeri (English: Mack Brewery; Norwegian official name: AS L. Macks ølbryggeri og mineralvannsfabrikk) is a brewery in Balsfjord, Norway. It is also considered the world's northernmost brewery.


Mack Bryggeri was founded during 1877 in Tromsø by Ludwig Markus Mack (1842–1915), son of a German immigrant, businessman and local politician. He had been educated as a baker, like his father, but several trips to visit his brewmaster uncle in Bavaria led him to pursue construction of a brewery in northern Norway. As a result, Mack beers were, and still remain, particularly German in character.

A large portion of the shares are presently owned by Ludwig Mack's descendants. Mack Bryggeri claims to be the northernmost brewery in the world, a claim that is cited on Mack's beer bottles. In March 2008, the company announced plans to move production to Nordkjosbotn in Balsfjord municipality, after over 130 years of operation in Tromsø.[1][2]


Coordinates: 69°38′44.40″N 18°57′6.90″E / 69.6456667°N 18.9519167°E / 69.6456667; 18.9519167


  1. ^ Ludwig Mack (Store norske leksikon)
  2. ^ "The World's Northernmost Brewery". Tromsø 2014 Chess Olympiad candidate. Retrieved 8 December 2009. 

Related reading[edit]

  • Sanner, J. Mack's bryggeri gjennom 75 år. 1877–1952 (Tromsø. 1953)
  • Høeg, E. I. Bryggerieier Ludvig Macks etterslekt ( Larvik. 1994)

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