Brewer

Baldur Karason

Location

Iceland

Distribution Area

Delaware and New Jersey

Styles

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

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About Einstok

“Designed to quench a Viking’s thirst,” Einstök beers have won awards all over the world, and the brewery has fans in more than 22 countries.

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 beers.

Einstök invites fans to take a closer look at the world that inspires them through Einstök TV, their YouTube channel of live cameras around Iceland, allowing viewers to see the mountainous views from their brewery and to get up close with an active volcano.

Join the Icelandic adventure with Einstök. “Drink. Conquer. Repeat.”

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.

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.

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“Iceland's #1 Craft Beer”

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