Friday, April 9, 2010
Go local, try LOCAL Icelandic BEER
If you ever come to Akureyri and will have some time to explore one of the longest fjord in Iceland - Eyjafjörður with its rich history and magnificient nature, you simply CANNOT miss local brewery KALDI.
The brewery with one of the most quality beer made in Iceland is situated in Árskógssandur. It is roughly 20 minutes drive from Akureyri, along the western side of the fjord, in the direction of Dalvík and is an important place for islanders living on a beautiful island Hrísey. The ferry to Hrísey sets off from Árskógssandur and thus KALDI represents a great stop for all those passing Hrísey too.
Famous KALDI beer was born thanks to its icelandic owners and a renowned Czech brewmaster David. David has studied brewing for 10 years, eventhough a standard education is 4 years only. He´s had an extensive experience with brewing beer and comes from a family where beer making is inherited from generation to generation. No wonder that David knows what he´s doing, when brewing high quality - regardless of where it is.
When it comes to Icelandic KALDI, it is made exclusively out of the best raw materials one can get. All the materials come from the Czech Republic, except Icelandic fresh water, which KALDI gets right from a mountain in Arskogssandur.
The beer has no added sugar or any preservatives, and Kaldi is not pasteurized. This is a very unique feature for an Icelandic beer and makes Kaldi as fresh and healthy as it can possibly be.
When I visited Kaldi, I had a chance to get a sightseeing tour by the brewmaster himself, David, and was impressed by the great job that locals in Árskógssandur together with the master have been doing. It would be a waste of words, trying to describe the taste of this high quality beer and I simply encourage all, who ever come to Akureyri, and will have craving for some proper local exploring, go and check this out by yourself.
The only thing you have to do is to phone Agnes up (lovely owner): 8613007 and book your visit that costs you 1000 ISK. In return, you get endless amount of tasting as well as KALDI beer glass as a souvenir and an unforgetable experience.
More information in Icelandic is to be found here: www.bruggsmidjan.is