Blog post,  Blogmas 2017

Blogmas day 21 – Christmas beer (non-alcoholic & alcoholic)

Fact: Nisseøl (non-alcoholic beer) & Juleøl (Christmas beer/alcoholic)

It is a tradition in Scandinavia to make Christmas beer, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic so everyone can join in.

Here on the Faroe Islands we have two different non-alcoholic Christmas beers, from two different Faroese companies.

We one from Okkara and one from


A danish non-alcoholic Christmas beer from Ceres, Royal Unibrew A/S, my favorite, properly because it is the one I’ve grown up tasting in Denmark every Christmas.

We also can by the alcoholic Christmas beer from Tuborg (Fun fact: Tuborg beer is owned nowadays by Carlsberg Danmark A/S)


We call the non-alcoholic Christmas beers (nisse øl) it translate to elf beer, the alcoholic Christmas beer we call Christmas beer, properly because the elfs can’t get drunk when they have to make all the presents for the children or just because they are small, and can’t handle alcoholic beer.


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