Mack Brewery

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Macks Ølbryggeri AS
Mack LOGO ny.jpg
LocationNordkjosbotn, Norway
Owned byHarald Bredrup

Mack Bryggeri (English: Mack Brewery; Norwegian official name: Macks Ølbryggeri AS) is a brewery in Balsfjord, Norway. It was the world's northernmost brewery, producing in Nordkjosbotn since 2012.


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. After over 130 years of operation in Tromsø, in March 2012 the company moved production to Nordkjosbotn in Balsfjord municipality, and subsequently lost the title of world's northernmost brewery to the brewery operated inside the Hotel Icefiord in Ilulissat (Greenland) by a margin of a mere 50 meters.[1] When Hotel Icefjiord closed their brewery in 2013, the brewery equipment was taken over by Brewery Immiaq (also Ilulissat), who since then holds the title of "world's northernmost brewery". In 2015 Svalbard Bryggeri filled their fermentors and subsequently are the northernmost brewery in the world at 78 degrees North. [2]


  • Mack Freeze – gluten-free, alcohol-free beer
  • Mack Freeze Premium – dark, alcohol-free beer
  • Mack pilsner – a pilsner with relatively much ground
  • Mack Haakon – a stronger lager which has won several awards
  • Arctic Beer – a slightly lighter pilsner than Mack Pilsner
  • Mack 1877
  • Mack Bayer
  • Mack Fatøl
  • Mack Nordlys
  • Mack Midnattsol
  • Mack Sommerøl
  • Mack Isbjørn
  • Mack Isbjørn lite
  • Mack Isbjørn Boks 0.5 – light Pilsner
  • Mack Brown Ale – 4.5% & 6.5%
  • Mack Porter – 4.5% & 6.5%
  • Mack Hefe Weissbier – 4.5% & 6.5%
  • Mack Witbier – Belgian wheat beer – 4.5% & 6.5%
  • Mack IPA – India Pale Ale – 4.5% & 6.5%
  • Mack Gull (Gold) – strong beer – 6.5%
  • Mack Bokøl – dark strong beer – 6.5%


Mack Brus with lemon flavor

Mack Grapesoda

Mack Julebrus

Rødebillys Rødbrus


Bad Limes

Cider and IceTea[edit]

Mack Cider Strawberry & Lime

Mack Cider Peach & Raspberry Mack Cider Cactus & Lime

Mack Cider Pear

Ice Tea Lime 4,5%

Ice Tea Peach 4,5


Arctic Water Sparkling

Arctic Water Still

Arctic Water Apple

Arctic Water Lime

Arctic Water Raspberry

Arctic Water Juice Lemon

Arctic Water Juice Pear


Coordinates: 69°12′46″N 19°34′35″E / 69.21274°N 19.5763°E / 69.21274; 19.5763 </ref>


  1. ^ "Nå flytter Mack til nytt bryggeri i Balsfjord". Nordnyt 2012 [. Nordnyt. Retrieved 22 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Et nyt bryggeri åbnede i 2013, mens et andet måtte dreje nøglen om. gør status over de gyldne dråber for 2013". Sermitsiaq (in Danish). Retrieved 2015-02-22. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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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