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Föroya Bjór Bryggjarí og Mineralvatnsvirki
Klaksvíksvegur 19
Postboks 4
FO-700 Klaksvík
Telephone: +298 475454
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:00am-noon and 2:00pm-5:00pm, Friday 10:00am-noon and 2:00pm-5:30pm. Tours available by appointment.
Brewer: Einar Waag hin Yngri, Heini Waag
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Opened: 1888

Annual Production: 25,000 hl

Contributors: Jacob Sjúrður Hansen, Mario Kornmesser

Jacob Sjúrður Hansen has some history:

Föroya Bjór, the Faroe Islands’ international brewery, was founded in 1888 by Símun í Vági (1863-1935). After Símons death his son Einar Fróvin Waag (1894-1989) took over the management of the brewery. Today it is the two sons of Einar Fróvin Waag, Heini Waag and Einar Waag Yngri (the Younger), who manage the brewery. Föroya Bjór exports its beers mainly to the Icelandic Alcohol monopoly ATVR and to Denmark, where two importers distributes the beer to speciality stores all over Denmark. At times Föroya Bjór beers are available at different International beer festivals in Denmark and around in Europe. About 70% of all the pilsner/lager beer and about 60% of all the strong lagers (max. 5,8% alc.) consumed in the Faroe Islands are from Föroya Bjór. The brewery's production of soft drinks (sodas) covers more than 50% of the market and in 2005 Föroya Bjór started to make Restorffs’ soft drinks on licence. About 20 people work at the brewery Klakksvík and a few others at storage places around the country.

Updated: July 12, 2020

Beer List

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    5.80% abv.
    • Date: May 23, 2008 (#7071)
      Package: bottled
      Place: from the brewery
      Score: 14 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright brown. Very high carbonation. Moderate head.
      Aroma (2½)
      Intensely grassy, like a Samuel Smith's beer. Sweet toasty malt.
      Mouthfeel (7)
      Light body, moderate carbonation. Very sweet, caramelly, toasty malt. Huge grassy hop flavor. Moderately bitter.
      Overall Impression (1½)
      Thanks to Jacob Sjúrður Hansen for the bottle!

  • Bohemian-Style Pilsener
    4.60% abv.

  • Herb and Spice Beer
    5.80% abv.