Nøgne Ø is a Norwegian brewery founded in January 2002 by Gunnar Wiig and Kjetil Jikiun. The name is Danish for "Naked Isle" and was selected from the 19th-century Norwegian poem Terje Vigen by Henrik Ibsen. In most years since 2006, the brewery has been on RateBeer's list of top 100 breweries in the world.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]

Nøgne Ø
TypeBrewery
LocationGrimstad, Agder, Norway Lunde 8
Opened2002
Key peopleTore Nybø, Tom Young, Arne Edvard Rosland Hortemo, Martin Houge, Sverre Orm Øverland, Joachim Tellefsen, Morten Kittelsen, Alf Reidar Robstad
Annual production volume20.000hl (2021)
Employees8
ParentHansa Borg Bryggerier
Websitehttps://www.nogne-o.com/
Active beers
See list
Name Type
A selection of Nøgne Ø beers

HistoryEdit

The brewery has grown from a 300 hl production in 2003 to an estimated 20000 hl production in 2015. They make more than 30 different styles of ales, and have an export to more than 40 markets. On November 25, 2013 Hansa Borg Bryggerier acquired a majority share in Nøgne Ø.[12] This enabled them to export their beer to more countries.

Kjetil Jikiun left the brewery in July 2015. They moved to a new brewing facilities next to their old brewery in Grimstad in June 2017.[13]

BeersEdit

Core rangeEdit

  • #100 - Hopped Barley Wine - 10% ABV
  • #500 - Imperial India Pale Ale - 10% ABV
  • 4885 - Blanc - 4,5% ABV
  • Southern IPA - NORWIPA - 4,5% ABV
  • Asian Pale Ale - Lemongrass Infused Ale - 4,5 % ABV
  • Blonde - Belgian Blonde Ale - 4,5 % ABV
  • Brown Ale - Traditional British Ale - 4,5 % ABV
  • Global Pale Ale - Hoppy Pale Ale - 4,5 % ABV
  • Imperial Stout - Strong Dark Ale - 9% ABV
  • Imperial Brown Ale - Double Brown Ale - 7,5 % ABV
  • India Pale Ale - American IPA - 7,5 % ABV
  • Porter - Robust Porter - 7% ABV
  • Saison - Belgian Style Saison - 6,5 % ABV
  • Tiger Triple - Belgian Style Triple - 9% ABV
  • Two Captains - Double IPA - 8,5 % ABV
  • Wit - Belgian Spiced Ale - 4,5 % ABV

Seasonal BeersEdit

  • God Jul
  • Julequad
  • Hvit Jul
  • Ekstra God Jul
  • Grønn Jul
  • Rød Jul
  • Gul Jul

Retired BeersEdit

  • Dark Horizon 1st edition (launched 2007) - Retired
  • Dark Horizon 2nd edition (launched 2008) - Retired
  • Dark Horizon 3rd edition (launched 2010) - Retired
  • Dark Horizon 4th edition (launched 2013) - Retired
  • Dark Horizon 5th edition (launched 2017) - Retired
  • Red Horizon 1st edition (launched 2010) - Retired
  • Red Horizon 2nd edition (launched 2013) - Retired
  • Red Horizon 3rd edition (launched 2013) - Retired
  • Sweet Horizon edition (launched 2010) - Retired
  • Special Holiday Ale (2009) - Retired
  • Julesnadder - Retired
  • Julequad 2016 - Retired
  • Julequad 2017 - Retired
  • Winter Ale (God Jul) - Retired
  • Julenatt (2004–2006) - Retired
  • Peculiar Yule (Underlig Jul) - Retired
  • God Påske - Retired
  • Trippel (2003–2004) - Retired
  • Weiss (2003) - Retired
  • Beyond the Pale Ale (2006) - Retired
  • Kos på Groos (2008) - Retired
  • Le Vanilla Framboise Porter - Retired
  • Tangerine Dream (2008) - Retired
  • Tyttebær - Retired
  • Ut På Tur (2008) - Retired
  • Weiss (2003) - Retired

Other informationEdit

  • Nøgne Ø also produced sake, as the first sake brewery in Europe. Sake production was stopped in March 2018.[14]
  • Nøgne Ø imports Weihenstephaner to Norway.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "THE BEST BEERS IN THE WORLD BY STYLE". www.ratebeer.com. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  2. ^ "THE BEST BEERS IN THE WORLD BY STYLE". www.ratebeer.com. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  3. ^ "THE BEST BREWERS IN THE WORLD". www.ratebeer.com. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  4. ^ "ratebeer best 2009". www.ratebeer.com. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  5. ^ "ratebeer best 2010". www.ratebeer.com. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  6. ^ "ratebeer best 2011". www.ratebeer.com. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  7. ^ "ratebeer best 2012 - best brewers in the world". www.ratebeer.com. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  8. ^ "ratebeer best 2013 - best brewers in the world". www.ratebeer.com. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  9. ^ "top brewers, new brewers by country - ratebeer best 2014". www.ratebeer.com. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  10. ^ "top brewers, new brewers by country - ratebeer best". www.ratebeer.com. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  11. ^ "Best Brewers in the World for the year 2017". www.ratebeer.com. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  12. ^ "Norway's Largest Craft Brewery Sold - Beer Street Journal". Beer Street Journal. 2013-11-27. Retrieved 2017-08-27.
  13. ^ "Nøgne Ø: Reinventing a Naked Island - BeerBay Magazine #3". Beerbay. Retrieved 2017-08-27.
  14. ^ "About". Nøgne Ø Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S. Retrieved 2019-04-22.

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