Tag Archives: Svalbard Bryggeri

Random weirdness for the week of Aug. 4, 2015


Time for another full-blown hoax related to “climate change.” Despite what much of the world now thinks, this polar bear most definitely did not make a record-length underwater dive in Svalbard in a desperate search for food due to a lack of ice floes carrying tasty seals.

Near beer: Longyearbyen’s first-ever brewery days away from debut


After six sobering years of legal battles and several months of sweat-inducing construction work, at least Andreas Hegermann Riis doesn’t have to ponder how he’ll celebrate when the first cans of his history-making beer come off the assembly line.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of May 5, 2015


Longyearbyen’s first local brewery seeks summer debut
Longyearbyen’s first-locally made beer should finally be available this summer after six years of struggling with everything from changing a law banning the manufacture of alcohol here to testing brew recipes, according to Robert Johansen, owner of Svalbard Bryggeri.