is an independent brewery
, founded in 2002 by Gunnar Wiig and Kjetil Jikiun in Grimstad
Nøgne Ø was founded late in 2002 by Gunnar Wiig and Kjetil Jikiun. The brewery name, Nøgne Ø, is old Norwegian/Danish for "Naked Isle". It was selected from a well-known 19th century Norwegian poem called Terje Vigen
by Henrik Ibsen
, who worked for a time as an apprentice pharmacist in Grimstad
The brewery does a range of beers, including an amber ale, which is a 6% abv
semi-dark ale using Chinook hops
, and a 4.5% abv bitter
using East Kent Golding hops.
All in all 18 varieties (June 2006), the latest is an Imperial brown ale available locally in Grimstad and Christiania Restaurant in Oslo.
Perhaps the most sought after beer from this brewery is called Dark Horizon. It is a Russian Imperial Stout with an abv of 16%.