Originally established on the farm Útvík in Skagafjorður, North Iceland, it was an English 10HL brewhouse. First only brewing filtered lager and bottle fermented ales. The brewery developed rapidly and, as the first of Icelandic microbreweries, Gaedingur bought a Cask canning line, which still is in use.
First craft beer bar in Iceland
In 2012, the owners of Gaedingur opened the first Icelandic craft beer bar in Iceland, Microbar Reykjavík, in Austurstræti Reykjavik. In 2014, Microbar moved to Vesturgata and Microbar also opened in the breweries home town, Sauðárkrókur.
Finally Microbar Kópavogur opened as the Tap room o Gaedingur’s new brewery in Kópavogur in September 2018. So, the story of Gaedingur brewery, has through the years been very tight with the story of Microbar.
At the new brewery, Gaedingur has a 20Hl brew house and 155HL fermenting capacity and will soon increase. At Vínbúðin, Gaedingur sells approximately 17 different canned beers. Gaedingur beers are of course available at Microbar and at the better beers bars in town as well as Bjórland