Open brewery and tasting plank at Kinn Brewery
Open brewery and tasting plank at Vesle Kinn
Vesle Kinn can be found at the heart of Strandgata and is both the beer café and test brewery for Kinn Brewery. The rear part of the premises contains the small brewery, where new ingredients and recipes are tested and the finished products are stored in barrels of French oak. During the summer, Vesle Kinn holds “open brewery” and offers tasting planks comprising a varied selection of Kinn beers. Visitors can enter the brewery premises, look at the equipment used for brewing, and learn about the brewing process and the history of Kinn Brewery. Vesle Kinn also offers a wide selection of beers both draft and bottled, as well as cocktails, cider, wine plus juice and other alcohol-free alternatives. Light snacks such as cured meat and fish are also available.
Guided tours and tasting sessions can be booked for groups. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Open brewery: 20 June – 18 August: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 16.00–19.00.
Price per tasting plank: NOK 150 per person
Beer café: 20 June – 18 August: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 16.00–00.00.
About Kinn Brewery
Kinn Brewery was established in 2009 in Florø, a small town situated by the fjords on the west coast of Norway. The pure water from the mountains surrounding the town is the perfect base for the beers.
The brewmaster and founder of Kinn Brewery, Espen Lothe, started brewing in his own home, but a growing interest in the craftsmanship led to a full-fledged brewery where open fermentation vats were brought in and the slogan “doing it the old-fashioned way” was put to work. The brewmaster does not interfere with the natural process, meaning that there are no pasteurisation and filtration involved.
Both English and Belgian type beers are brewed at Kinn, together with seasonal brews. The products are available as both draft and bottle beers. The unique labelling depicts the Norwegian lexicographer and poet Ivar Aasen, and the names of the beers are typical of the dialects spoken in the fjordlands of Norway. The commitment to tradition, craftsmanship and fine taste are the qualities that make Kinn Brewery beers, ales and stouts attractive and unique.