Lindheim Ølkompani was ranked as the world's 5th best newcomer in beer brewing in 2014. Year round you can buy bottles and growlers with beer, and from July-October the farmer's store is filled with newly harvested fruits and vegetables.
According to the consumer website Ratebeer, Ingeborg and Eivin at Lindheim Ølkompani in Telemark have got it right when it comes to beer brewing. The young couple took over Lindheim fruitfarm in 2013, and a few months later they were serving their first brew of delicious beer. The website selected them in 5th place over the world's best newcomer in 2014, out of a total of more than 3800 new breweries that were established worldwide in 2014.
The microbrewery is located in the barn, where they have also set up a bar/pub with a rustic atmosphere. They get their inspiration from Belgian traditions, as well as USA's west coast. They also use some of their own fruit in the brews; plums and both sweet and sour cherries to name a few.
On request they will arrange beer tasting for groups in the barn, where you can get a tour of the brewery, followed by tasting of four selected beers.
Year round you are able to buy both 2-liter growlers and bottles of beer from their store, in addition to both bottles and cartons of non-alcoholic apple juice. From mid-July to mid-October they have a wide selection of fruits (cherries, plums, apples and pears) and vegetables.