To all my readers in Iceland (I’m sure there are hundreds, haha), happy beer day! You read that right, the country of Iceland has March 1st dedicated to the greatest beverage in the world, beer.
The annual beer day in Iceland is celebrated every March 1st in honor of the end of prohibition. Much like the USA, alcoholic drinks were banned in Iceland in 1915. The big difference was that their prohibition lasted until March 1, 1989 (74 years of no beer).
While Iceland isn’t a huge producer of beer (I found less than 10 breweries in the country), they love their beer and celebrate the day with festivals and a runter (or pub crawl), where they get to know local pubs and beers, with some pubs staying open until 4am.
If I ever go to Iceland, I’ll make sure to plan my trip around March 1st.
Here are a few Icelandic breweries I found, celebrate the day with them by trying to find one of their brews and let me know what your favorite Icelandic beer is (or if you’ve ever tried any).
Happy beer day!