A wonderful American-style (or should I say Scandinavian-style) pale ale that I came across recently at Taste London 2012. Einstök Icelandic Pale Ale is crisp, refreshing and light, yet also hoppy and full of flavour. The balance is superb and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Einstök is the Icelandic word for “unique” and their motto “DRINK. CONQUER. REPEAT” should give you an indication of the great adventure that they see ahead for themselves. And having tried their Pale Ale I’m sure that they will be seen a great deal more over the coming months! I very much enjoyed drinking two bottles and would recommend you try one if you see one, this is a great example of the style.
“American and Bavarian craft come together with the finest Icelandic water to create the Viking version of the Pale Ale, where robust hoppiness meets smooth malty undertones. Cascade hops give it the American character, while Northern Brewer hops add just enough bitterness to make this Ale refreshingly Icelandic.”
“Three kinds of hops combine with pure Icelandic water to create our version of the Pale Ale, where robust flavor meets smooth malt. Cascade hops give it the American character, while Northern Brewer and Hallertau Tradition add just enough bitterness to make this ale refreshingly Icelandic – and to make everything else pale in comparison.”
“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.”
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