A Rare Icelandic Beer…! Hvalur 2, by Bruggus Stedja!

A rare Icelandic beer I had while I was in Reykjavik, Iceland last month. This really is a rare beer, because you can’t find it in the United States & it’s difficult to find in Iceland. I had to contact the brewery directly for a special delivery! The beer is called “Hvalur 2” and it’s brewed by the brewery, “Brugghus Stedja.” What makes this beer special is that it’s brewed with fin whale testicles, which are smoked with sheep dung. I highly recommend this rare beer for the adventurous traveler! 

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Islenski Barinn in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Eating some typical Icelandic food at the Islenski Barinn (a bar, pub, and restaurant in Reykjavik)… eating dried haddock, fermented shark, butter, and drinking local beer. The fermented shark is a delicacy and is served in small cubes. If you stay as a guest at the Oddson Hostel, you can get a discount coupon for 15% off your meal at the Islenski Barinn (and coupons for other select restaurants). Islenski Barinn has many local foods and beers to choose from.

Three Dollar Dewey’s

Picture I took in August of 2012 when I spent a few days in Portland, Maine (via Greyhound bus from Washington, DC). Three Dollar Dewey’s at 241 Commercial Street is definitely a place to stop at if you’re in Portland, if you like craft beer & lobster sandwiches! Not to mention the charming brick walls & wood interior.