If it hasn’t already showed up on a shelf near you Lava Smoked Imperial Stout is making its way to the Northwest.
Brewed at “… Iceland’s only craft brewery, Olvisholt Brugghus’ (Brewery), this beer is sure to be a welcome comparison to American-style Imperial Stouts.
Lava is quite unique in the Icelandic beer history. Lava was originally designed for the Swedish market but is now available in Iceland.
Malt: 6 types of Barley malt, 1 type of wheat malt
Hops: First gold, Fuggle
Yeast: Ale yeast
Alc Vol: 9,4%
Taste: Full bodied, pitch black beer with a thick brown head. Sweet with chocolate and roasted malt in the flavour. The aftertaste is roasted malt, smoke and warming alcohol. Aroma is smoke, chocolate and bit of alcohol.
Food: Chockolate desserts, dark chockolate
The story: The active volcano Hekla is visible from the brewhouse door and occasionally, eruptions are visible from the Ölvisholt farm. The bottle label resembles the view from the brewhouse door when an eruption occurs
Fun fact. This beer has never been sold in the United States.
Look for this beer to be already on the shelves of specialty shops throughout Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. As always if you don’t see this on the shelves nearby, ask your grocer to buy a case.
Olvisholt is located in the south west part of Iceland, in the middle of the most fertile agricultural area of the country. The Olvisholt farm has been a conventional sheep and dairy farm since Iceland was settled more than thousand years ago. Today we concentrate on beer only.