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Mack's Brewery (Macks Olbryggeri)

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Address: Storgata 4, Tromso 9008, Norway
Phone Number: +47 77 62 45 00
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Was caught here one weekend with work and decided to check it out.. had heard much about the place but when we turned up it was closed for a private party.. got another chance a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Floro, Norway
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Tromso, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ølhallen is Tromsø's and Northern Norway's oldest and best pub. It's located in a historical building that once was the original beer factory. Nowadays Mack beer is produced outside of the city, but what's left of it is the brewpub itself, which probably has the best selection of beer in the whole country! The place is hit by many tourists,... More 

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Floro, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was caught here one weekend with work and decided to check it out.. had heard much about the place but when we turned up it was closed for a private party.. got another chance a month later..very few people there but lots and lots of beers to choose from and staff that knew their stuff.. I'm not a beer expert,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was great!!! As an ex publican & professional drinker I couldn't resist this brewery tour!! Great introduction by the guide, who explained how ecologically sound the brewery's ethos is & how they are trying to do their bit for the planet! I particularly liked the micro brewery where the brewers tinker with new brews to the sound of heavy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The tour of the brewery was amazing! We watched a 20 minute movie about the history of the brewery, and then we had a tour around. Our guide was great! She was so passionate about brewing and was so informative about everything. So glad that we did this.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Two of us prefer high hops pilsners and were truly gratified, one of us preferred a darker beer and loved the selection, the fourth wanted an alcohol free beer with the real taste of beer, dark beer, and was gratified.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The brewery stories are fascinating. Much of the tour is a video from one of the previous directors for this 7-generation-run brewery. He discussed much of the brewery's history from the 1800's up to nearly present day (he started working there as a lad in the early 1900's). The Brewery is the furthest north brewery in the world, and it... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

The Mack brewery had moved out of Tromsø. We had a enthusiastic guide. She told about the beer and her work as a brewer. The tour includes a movie about the history of the brewery. Only 2 small tastings. Why not give 4?

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

As other reviewers have mentioned, the Mack brewery had moved out of Tromsø, so the tour in the old vaults are mostly an education about how beer is made and packaged, listening to the guide. There's is also a very interesting movie about the history of the Mack brewery. At the end of the tour, you get to see the... More 

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La Crosse, WI
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The beer hall is fun to visit with incredible number of taps and lots of memorabilia. They close at 10 pm and must close the taps at 9:30, so we missed samples. The buildings across the street are now empty, so maybe they give tours of the old brewery, but it is not functioning.

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Jona, Switzerland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

The 1 hour tour was not worth the 170 nok. 20 minute movie about the company, they then gave a "degustation" which is a tiny glass of one of their beers, then talking about the bottling of their water and the new beer kegs. Briefly talked about the ingredients of their beers and and quick show of the microbrewery. Finished... More 

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