Gay Pride Beer In The Pipes - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Gay Pride Beer In The Pipes

Published July 26, 2013

A special beer is being brewed for the Gay Pride festival in Reykjavík and will hit the liquor stores next week. “We wanted to offer a beer that would represent solidarity,” brewmaster Sturlaugur Jón Björnsson told visir.is.

“It’s called Ástríkur, which is the Icelandic name of comic character Astérix who’s from the Netherlands so we thought it fitting to make a Belgium inspired beer,” Sturlaugur said.

The Icelandic translation of Astérix literally means “Rich of Love” so the name of the beer sets the mood for the upcoming Gay Pride festival (6-11 August) which celebrates love, acceptance and solidarity.

A limited edition of the beer will be produced but Sturlaugur says it might pop up again for next year’s Gay Pride.

“We have all sorts of ideas and try to brew as many new beers as we can. It’s fun to connect them with seasons, special occasions and celebrations,” Sturlaugur added.

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