|Image courtesy of the Árni Magnússon Institute|
Celebrate the anniversary of the end of prohibition in Iceland by partaking in some bjór og pylsur – that’s beer and hotdogs – on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at The Brogue, 800 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg. There’s room for 140 people, starting at 6:00 p.m. and continuing until we’re kicked out. Tickets are $15 per person and the price includes a flight of Egils Gull, Bríó and Brogue brews with a famous Icelandic hotdog to cleanse the palate between sips. Net proceeds will go to Lögberg-Heimskringla.
Unlike the old days before March 1, 1989, you will not have to mix brennivín with your non-alcoholic beer; this was a practice which one can hardly believe, but it did really happen and it was called bjórlíki – “like beer.” Truth be told, it wasn’t as much “like beer” as people would have liked.