Einstok

Brewer

Baldur Karason

Location

Akureyri, Iceland

Styles

White Ale, Doppelbock, Pale Ale, Porter, Fruit Beer, Scotch Ale

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About Einstok

The Einstök Brewery is located just 60 miles south of the Arctic Circle in the fishing port of Akureyri, Iceland. There, water flows from rain and prehistoric glaciers down the Hlíðarfjall Mountain and through lava fields, delivering the purest water on earth and the perfect foundation for brewing deliciously refreshing craft ales.
THE BREWMASTER: BALDUR KARASON
Born in a small town in the north of Iceland called Siglufjordur, Baldur moved to Akureyri in 1981, where he completed his high-school and college education. He began working at the Viking Brewery in quality control as a Food Scientist and quickly became interested in learning more about the craft. In 1993, to pursue his dream to become a brewmaster, he went to the Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh and completed their prestigious brewing program – the first Icelander to do so in fifty years. He returned to Akureyri and became the head brewer at the Viking Brewery, where he has developed several new recipes, led quality control and worked closely with international companies like Löwenbrau and Carlsberg. Due in part to his leadership and talent, production has increased at the brewery and he has continued to hone his craft by attending training courses at Löwenbrau Münich, Carlsberg Denmark and Doemens Institute Germany. His advanced knowledge and creativity combine to make him the ideal head brewer for Einstök. He is Baldur the Brewmaster.