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Sales of Icelandic Beer Explode

Sales of Icelandic beer have increased substantially in the past year. Eight out of the ten highest-selling beers in Iceland are produced domestically with Icelandic beer having proven popular with both Icelanders and foreign visitors.

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In 2012, 14.4 million liters of beer, both home-brewed and imported, were sold in Iceland, 3.75 million liters of which was produced in Iceland, reports.

Ölgerðin and Vífilfell produce 93.1 percent of Icelandic beer with smaller breweries in Skagarfjörður, Flóahreppur, Borgarfjörður and Dalvík producing the rest.

Around 500,000 liters of Christmas beer were sold over the festive season.

The top ten beers are as follows:

Víking Gylltur

Víking Lager

Víking Lite


Tuborg Gold (Danish)

Egils Gull

Tuborg Green (Danish)

Víking Gylltur

Egils Lite

Víking Sterkur


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