Icelandic Wee Heavy

Surrender your taste buds to our Icelandic Wee Heavy. This Scotch ale is brewed with locally farmed and smoked barley and spiced with native Icelandic angelica. With sweet notes of caramel and a touch of smokiness, our Wee Heavy remains incredibly balanced, rich, and hearty. Your taste buds have no choice but to be conquered.

What is Angelica?

Angelica is considered a sacred plant used by Vikings in the past. It grows hearty, strong, and cold-resistant in Iceland. Legend has it that a 17th-century monk in England, when the country was riddled with plague, was visited by an angel who told him angelica would relieve people from suffering. When the Vikings began trade expeditions to Europe, they brought dried angelica as their currency.



Key Ingredients

Smoked Icelandic barley, pale ale malt, crystal malt, chocolate malt, Bavarian hops, Icelandic angelica root.

Available in

Cans Coming Soon Bottle Keg

Food Pairings

Perfect with grilled or roasted lamb, beef, pork, smoked salmon, and aged or smoked cheeses. For dessert, transition to bread pudding, chocolate, and creamy fruit offerings.

Tasting Notes

Smoked barley and angelica root, combined with subtle notes of sweet caramel, bring a perfectly balanced blend of malty richness and smoky flavors.


What Others are Saying About Einstök Icelandic Wee Heavy

A review from Beer Advocate states, “With the smoked Icelandic barley and angelica, this Wee Heavy has taken more risks than your standard, off-the-shelf Scotch Ale. And it pays off in spades, deliciously.” Others were pleasantly pleased by the twist on a classic Scotch style and are looking forward to reaching for another.

Difford’s Guide gave the Wee Heavy four and a half out of five stars, stating it is “rich but balanced.” Of course, the best way to know if this Scotch Ale holds up is to try one for yourself.

Silver Medal

Bronze at ™ NY International Beer Competition 2018

Silver Medal

 Silver Medal at ™ Meiningers International Craft Beer Award 2017

Silver Medal

 Silver Class recipient at ™ World Beer Idol 2017

Excellence Award

93 Rating from The Bros at ™ Beer Advocate (December 2016)

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Where Can I Get Einstök?

Use our Ale Locator to find all of our Einstök beers near you. Once you’ve taken a sip, let us know your thoughts at info@einstokbeer.com or tag us across social media @einstok. Show us your adventures!

The next time you are in the Arctic Circle, visit our Brewers Lounge in Akureyri and our Einstök Bar in Reykjavík to sample our award-winning beers exclusively. Drink. Conquer. Repeat.