Collective Arts, KEX Brewing and the Icelandic Beer Festival
In September of 2016 a chance encounter between Collective Arts and the newly founded KEX Brewing laid the foundation for an adventure of a lifetime.
Mere months later Collective Arts and KEX had visited each other’s home turf, brewed Collective Arts’ first collaborative beer and built an alliance spanning the North Atlantic. To top it off, Collective Arts was invited to attend the Annual Icelandic Beer Festival among some of the best breweries from around the globe. And attend we did!
The following is a pictorial tale from our time in the beautiful country of Iceland.
BREW FEST DAY 1 – JET LAG, HONOR & ICE CREAM-BEER
BREW FEST DAY 2 – ART + EXPLORATION
BREW FEST DAY THREE – BEER YOGA, MAXIMUM CAPACITY & PARTY MUSIC
Thanks to the KEX crew for being such gracious hosts. Thanks to all the breweries for extending a welcoming hand. Iceland is a remarkable place. If you have not been, go! Here’s a few tips to get you started:
THINGS TO DO The Icelandic Beer Festival
Drive – Anywhere! The country is beautiful and even a short drive will amaze. The Blue Lagoon – Smart tourists get a transfer to the lagoon on their way from the airport to town.
Walk – The city streets are safe, covered with art and rife with shops to check out.
PLACES TO STAY
KEX Hostel – A superb hotel in the heart of Reykjavik, home to the Beer Fest! The Air BnB house we stayed at… very stylish, sleeps six or so. Optimal location!
GOOD EATS Dill – Also part of the KEX group, this fine restaurant just won its first Michelin Star! Sandholt – Great breakfast Bruð & Co. – Mind numbing baked goods. Get the caramel filled muffin thing! Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur – Hotdogs… order two.