Föroya Bjór

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Föroya Bjór
Industry Alcoholic beverage, Soft drink
Founded Klaksvík (1888 (1888))
Headquarters Klaksvík, Faroe Islands
Area served
Products Beer, Soft drink
Owner Einar Waag
Website www.bjor.fo

Föroya Bjór is a Faroese brewing company based in Klaksvík. Apart from beers the company also produces soft drinks. It was established in 1888 in Klaksvík.

History[edit]

In 1883 Símun F. Hansen went to Denmark to learn the art of brewing and baking.[1] Upon his return in the Faroe Islands in 1888, he established his own brewery in Klaksvík, the second to be established in the country.[1] The first brewery was Restorffs Bryggjarí.

In 2009 Föroya Bjór opened an office in Reykjanesbær and started exporting its products in Iceland.[2]

Name and symbol[edit]

Föroya Bjór has a ram as its symbol.

The name of the brewery means The Beer of the Faroes. The ram is the symbol of Föroya Bjór since its establishment.[3]

Product line[edit]

  • Veðrur - 4,6% A pilsner with a combination of malt and hops.
  • Gold Export Lager - 5,8% A fruity flavour, balanced with a combination of malt and hop flavour.
  • Jólabryggj - 5,8%
  • Páskabryggj - 5,8%
  • Ljóst Pilsnar - 2,7.%
  • Maltöl - (malt beer) is under 2% abv, and quite malty and sweet.
  • Jólaöl - (literally Christmas beer) is a dark, sweet maltöl (white beer) which is sold around Christmas time.
  • Sluppöl - 5,8% An amber-coloured beer with malt, caramel and first-class hops taste (1984).
  • Black Sheep - 5,8% A dark all-malt lager. Caramel, hops and roasted malt flavours (2001).
  • Classic - 4,6% A dark pilsner with malt- and caramel flavour, balanced with first-class hops (2002).
  • Rockall Brown Ale - 5,8%. Brewed with the English varietie East Kent Golding of Noble hops (2006).
  • Rockall Wheat Beer (2006)
  • X-mas 1888 - 5,8% (2007)
  • Green Islands Stout - 5,8% A dark beer with a sweet and bitter aroma. Brewed with a touch of coffee, liquorice and chocolate notes (2008).
  • Green Islands Special - 5,8% (2008)
  • Sct. Brigid Ale - 4,6% An amber-coloured ale brewed with a selection malts and hops (2008).
  • Sct. Brigid Abbey Ale - 5,8% Abbey ale / Belgian dubbel
  • Sct. Brigid Boheme (2008)
  • Sct. Brigid Blond (2008)
  • Sct. Brigid IPA (2008)

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Láadal, Leif (19 February 2014). "Tvær nýggjar: Føroya Bjór minnist stovnara sín" (in Faroese). portal.fo. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Føroya Bjór nú fáanlegur hér" (in Icelandic). mbl.is. 26 August 2009. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "The story". Föroya Bjór. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 62°13′56″N 6°35′47″W / 62.2321°N 6.5965°W / 62.2321; -6.5965