Olgerdin (Icelandic: Ölgerðin Egill Skallagrímsson) is an Icelandic brewery and beverage company based in Reykjavík. Established on 17 April 1913, the oldest beer-producing factory in Iceland. Annually, it produces 45 million liters of beverages. The brewery is named for Egill Skallagrímsson, an early inhabitant of Iceland and main character of Egil's Saga.
The company was established on 17 April 1913 by Tómas Tómasson, who began production of a (1% alc/vol) beverage, malt extract. Today it's the oldest beer-producing factory in Iceland; and now it's also a wholesaler of food and beverages. At first, the operations of Ölgerðin Egill Skallagrímsson were based in two bedrooms in the basement of the Þórshamar house at Templarasund in Reykjavik, which Tómas had leased. Today, this house is owned by the Icelandic parliament (Althing). A year later, the company moved to the Thomsen house at Tryggvagata, and with this, the operating area grew significantly.
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Colin Scrivens | Mar 11, 2018
Fantastic experience. Not at all like some other brewery tours I've been onm they assume that you already know how beer is made and do they need a long walk around the place and just concentrate on telling you stories, history and drinking. Plenty of drinking. A proper Icelandic experience :)
Gemma Hill | Apr 11, 2018
Great experience, came for the brewery tasting experience. Our host was funny, engaging and knowledgeable. Brilliant end to our time in Iceland, would highly recommend, especially if you like your tasting tours to be plentiful of tasting
Kevin McCarter-Larkin | Oct 8, 2017
Easily the best brewery tour I've ever been on. We did their, "Taste the Sagas" brewery tour and it was a lot of fun. Not only was our Guide incredibly nice but they were very accommodating with how much beer they give you! (No Joke... it was AWESOME). Beyond that they of course give you a history lesson on how Beer was not allowed to be served in bars up until the 1980's and how they had something called, "Beer Substitute" instead. Pretty awesome and I would definitely do the tour again if I am ever in Iceland again!
Craig Benson | Jan 20, 2018
We enjoyed a beer tasting tour at this brewery. It was the best I've experienced, plenty of great beer accompanied by an interesting history lesson of alcohol in Iceland. Highly recommended
Peter Fillery | Jan 19, 2018
This isn't a brewery tour. It's a one woman show with beer tasting. amazing!
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