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The world’s northern-most brewpub: Nordkapp Bryggerie

By William Brand
Thursday, December 27th, 2007 at 8:58 pm in Uncategorized.

OK, who would spend the Christmas holidays journeying to the end of outer hell, also known as the northernmost brewpub in the world?

Not me. Raised in the bleak, windy hell of Western Nebraska, I eschew winter big time. California sun for me.


But Don Russell, the longtime Philadelphia (PA.) Daily News sports writer who writes the paper’s weekly Joe Sixpack column, is a different breed of cat. He literally treked to the end of the earth this month to Honningsvag, Norway to share a beer with Hans Magne Olsen, a fisherman-turned brewer at Nordkapp Bryggerie, the world’s northernmost brewpub.

“Located in this Arctic fishing village 1,311 miles from the North Pole, it is literally the last place on earth to drink a fresh, hand-crafted beer,” Don writes. No kidding. Read on…

“Twenty-four hours of darkness, of course, is a way of life. The locals joke that sunset is four o’clock on Nov. 22, and sunrise is sometime in late January…READ MORE.

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