Lovely brewpub in the heart of Flåm. From the outside, it looks very viking-esque. From the inside, it’s quite dark with few windows (the only complaint I have - why not take advantage of the amazing scenery surrounding the place?), with a viking theme. Wooden tables and armchairs, with a fire in the middle. You can sample all ther draught beers (6 of them) for 162NOK and purchase bottles beers for onsite consumption (very pricy stuff). Service is very friendly and hospitable. We went in the off-season, when it was quite quiet, whereas we were told the place can get insanely busy during the summer. Worth a visit when visiting this amazing place.
I visited Flåm during spring 2009. I drove all the way from Bryne, but my wife had to drive the last 9 km to our final destination in Aurland! This because of a short but fantastic visit at Ægir Brewpub. We had dinner at Furukroa Cafe and bought some bottles (about 6 euro each) and a T-shirt at the brewery shop. While my wife and children strolled around in Flåm, dad enjoyed a "plank" with 5 sample beer from the brewery. Brime Red Lager and IPA were new for me. I quickly ordered a 50 cl IPA...
A hidden gem in the Norwegian fjords.
Set your self back so the time when the vikings ruled the northern shores of europe,
here it’s build a hall in tribute to Ægir, the Jotne that ruled the sea. Well decorated both interior and exterior wise, this is also a modern state of the art brewery, when i visited they had 6 beers on tap, bottles and glasses to bring home. A must visit if you are in these parts of Norway. Did i say that the beers are among the best Norway has to offer?
Oh well, so here I am at what some people have described as the one of the most beautiful brewpub ever. While I agree that this place is one of a kind, large carved wooden chairs, central fireplace and other majestic stuff. But I found the whole thing a bit too much over-the-top with the Viking style atmosphere. This is a touristy pub and it designed to impress the tourists. And biggest problem is not a single window!!! You are next to the breathtaking Flåm fjord sitting in a pub with no window. After two pints we bought bottles from their bottle shop and went in a little park outside to drink the beers looking at the fjord. They had 7 of their own beers on tap, prices was US$12 for a 33cl and US$20 for a full pint (sounds absurd but these are decent prices for Norway). They do sampling trays. They have a separate door for the shop (bottles + other stuff) but they are only allowed to sell their beers 4.7% or less because apparently only government Vinmonopolet can sell beers above 4.7%. The pub offers hot food but we’re talking basic pub fare here with burger and a few other things. Not worth a detour for the pub, but worth a detour for the beautiful fjord where you can rent a bike or go kayaking.
yngwie (383) Kristiansand, Norway | May 22, 2008| Updated June 22, 2014
You might have seen pictures of the brewpub, but they don’t do justice to the place. It’s much, much nice than the pictures might suggest. I was lucky to visit the place in the springtime, where we had two really nice and sunny days, and what a sight! The mountains rising hundreds of meters from the fjord and the little place of Flåm, snow on the top, lots of waterfalls in the mountainsides, and the bottom of the valley green and blooming, not to forget the water on the fjord, blue, and without any signs of waves. Furukroa is a cafe and restaurant, with a big outdoor seating, as well as a hotel rooms on the first floor. In a buidling soon to open, 20 meters away, there will be another 42 hotel rooms. But the beauty in subject, Ægir Bryggeri, is situated in the middle of those two buildings. All three of them next to the water and railway, making them easy to find for the 1 million+ tourists finding it’s way to Flåm each summer. The brewery is built in a style reminiscent of a stave church, with dragon heads on the wooden roof-top, and stone-paved around the building. Inside, the first thing you see is a giant fireplace in the middle of the room, and in the back you see the bar, and then the brewery in shining copper and stainless steel. I ordered my first beer, and completely forgot to drink and use my camera, as I was sitting at my stool staring at all the details inside the bar. I was quite lucky to meet the brewer as well, and he gave me a tour of the brewery, and told me everything I wanted to know and even more. He is an American married to a Norwegian girl, and seems to have found his Paradise on earth. There’s no food served in the brewery, but the hotel breakfast I got in Furukroa was lovely.If you’re ever close to the place, you should pay a visit. No, sorry, you MUST pay a visit! (The beers are nice as well.)
This place scores higher on magnificent architecture and scenery than selection, but Ægir’s own beers are surely decent and well worth sampling(most of them are also available elsewhere). A tour of the brewery is available for groups.
Wonderful place. It looks like a mix of a stave church and a medieval drinking hall. Some of the furnishing is well past the top, and over into kitsch territory, but somehow it still works quite well. It’s peaceful and quiet, with lots of choices for seating, and the staff are friendly and helpful. You can probably get a tour by the brewer, too, if you ask nicely. The beers are really good, too. And the location is spectacular: at the bottom of a steep, narrow valley at the end of a fjord. The only problem is that it’s fairly remote. But if you want to see the fjords, this is the place to go. It’s fairly easy to get here, the scenery is stunning, and nowhere in the fjord country will offer anything similar beerwise. So if you plan to go to Western Norway at all, go here. Fits in well with Norway in a Nutshell, too.
Yes, this is a tourist’s brewpub. But if you’re in Flåm you’re almost certainly a tourist yourself, so you might as well try to enjoy your trip instead of complaining about how touristy everything is.
The building is an attraction in it’s own right, built to look like a stavkirke on the outside with a spacious interior centered on a big fireplace. It’s pretty chill if there is no cruise ship in port, but a zoo if there is. A great place to wind down your evening.
Bartender was friendly and helpful, but a little hard to get ahold of, even if the place is empty.
They serve almost all the Ægir beers, mostly in bottles. The tap selection is limited mostly to their 4.7% beers, which seems a little backwards to me since you can buy those at the nearby grocery store or the attached bottleshop for half the price. You can get a flight of these mainline beers. Most of the beers are American styles so maybe not that exciting for American tourists, but it’s impressive how much flavor they can cram into 4.7%. There are some interesting things on the the bottle menu (very expensive) and they make their own Aquavit too. Fun for the whole family!
You should also visit the production facility down the road, its very spiffy.
A haven in the tourist machine of Flåm, Ægir is a wood, metal and stone decorated place with good beers on tap and a friendly staff. There’s also a shop allowing for bottled take-aways within the boundaries of Norwegian alcohol legislation (4,7 % and below).
Visiting this place during spring 2009 and must just say that I agree with Yngwie, this place has to be experienced personally to understand what is all about. The place (Flåm) is almost unbelievable beautiful and has a scenery that no photo can possibly justify. The brewpub is like something from a fairytale, filled with to many details to describe and actually really cosy at the same time, especially in the evening with the open fireplace. To be honest, no one will really expect to find really good beers at a place like this. With so much effort made to design the building with the decoration, yes even inside the brewery itself - you could hope to get decent beers at the best. They only serve their own beer (with exception of low alcohol beers) and just have to have something to suit 1 million tourists from everywhere. They do serve some kind and easy to like beer, but they are all well made beers. They show distinct what craft beer is all about without offending anyone. At the same time they have one of the best and hoppiest IPA that available in Norway. I also now that some other goodies for the hardcore beer enthusiast are just around the corner.
The staff is friendly and seem to know what they are dealing with. Evan, the man himself seems to be everywhere all the time and is the friendliest and most patient person you could imagine. I really don’t know if it’s right for me to comment the food. They normally don’t serve food at the brewpub, but my visit was during a special arrangement with a multi-course beer dinner prepared by a gourmet chef, so this is not totally neutral. My only advice will be to visit Ægir whenever in Norway, no matter how far distance to travel whatsoever.