A new company, Mjödur ehf., has purchased a lot in Stykkishólmur on Snaefellsnes peninsula, west Iceland, and plans to construct a brewery. The brewery could begin operating next year and employ five to seven people.
“Our beer’s specialty will be that it is brewed from good water,” Gissur Tryggvason, a spokesperson for Mjödur, told Fréttabladid, but would not reveal any details about the planned beer.
Mjödur has neither begun constructing the brewery nor purchased equipment or hired a master brewer. Tryggvason said a foreign brew master will probably be chosen for the job.
Tryggvason said he expected about 200,000 liters of beer to be brewed annually at the new brewery in the first few years, which is about 600,000 bottles of beer – two for each Icelander. The beer would only be sold on the local market to begin with.
The idea for a brewery in Stykkishólmur is not new, Tryggvason said, but serious preparations didn’t begin until last July.