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A four-day beer festival - a triumphant celebration

By Staff

  • Kex Hostel An exciting beer tasting-menu is on offer for guests attending the Beer Festival.

The annual Beer Festival kicks of at the great Kex Hostel Thursday February 26th.

The four-day annual festival is a triumphant celebration of when it became legal to buy beer in Iceland again, on March 1st 1989, with beer having been off limits from 1915.

Breweries from all over Iceland, and a few from a abroad, give guests the chance to sample dozens of craft and specialty beers and each day at least one brewer will give a short lecture about his product.

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You can buy a festival pass (or a day pass) at midi.is and on location. Admission is 6.950 ISK ($50, EUR 46). Included is a tote bag, chat with the brewers and beer tasting.

The Icelandic breweries that will be represented at Kex Hostel's Beer Festival
Einstök
Vífilfell
Borg
Ölgerðin Egill Skallagrímsson
Ölvisholt
Kaldi
Steðji

And the international breweries
Breakside
Mikkeller
To Øl
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Two Roads Brewing
Founders Brewing Company
Evin Twin Brewing

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