How far would you travel to try a new beer? During the weekend, we embarked on a journey to Heimaey Island in Iceland, which is famous for its local craft brewery and for the millions of puffins that visit it each summer. We didn't see a single puffin (probably due to this year's colder summer), but Brothers Brewery was open and serving!
Compared to the last brewery that we visited (Bryggjan Brugghús in Reykjavik), the experience in Brothers Brewery was on a whole different level. The guys behind the bar were super friendly, and they let me have a sip before I decided on a beer. Moreover, there was free hot chocolate for my driver @agniese, as well as a bowl of popcorn for me.
I drank two beers - Gölli IPA and Horfnir Humlar. While the first beer was more of a standard-tasting IPA (very solid, though), the latter blew my taste buds away (positively) with its fresh aroma, mango sweetness, and balanced hoppiness. The color was out of this world, too!
To summarize, if you love beer and if you happen to be in Iceland (@harveyword), Heimaey and Brothers Brewery should be on your list of must visit places. Of course, there's more to see on this small, charming island, and as most attractions are within a walking distance, you might be better off leaving your car in the parking lot before taking the ferry.
Drop me a line in the comments if you need more info about how to get to Heimaey, the prices or anything that comes to your mind.
Thanks for reading and watching!
This post is my entry for the 52nd anniversary edition of #BeerSaturday.