Hailing from Stavanger on the South West coast of Norway (we looked it up so you didn’t have to), Lervig Aktiebrygerri are one of Norway’s finest craft breweries. Headed up by American Mike Murphy, who cut his teeth brewing in the US, Italy and latterly as part of the Mikkeller troupe, their range extends across the spectrum from low ABV Jonny Low at 2.5% to the ‘challenging’ Protestor DIPA at 18%. Hops are their stock in trade though as evidenced by beers such as Lucky Jack pale ale, Galaxy IPA and Betty Brown Ruby red ale which all enjoy a liberal helping of our favourite lupulin species.
Up until now we’d not seen much of Lervig here in the UK other than the odd bottle & can, although you may remember the Farmhouse IPA they brewed in collaboration with our very own Magic Rock brewery which we stocked shortly after opening our doors last year. This is set to change as Lervig are beginning to send more of the good stuff our way and we are delighted to be one of their first stockists anywhere in the UK.
To celebrate their arrival, the Lervig crew will be gracing us with their presence and hosting a meet the brewer event at We Brought Beer on Wednesday 22nd April at 7.30pm. They’ll be guiding us through some of their range as well as giving us the lowdown on who they are and answering any questions you may have (such as where is the translate button on your website!).
As you’d expect, we’ll have a good number of their beers in bottle, can and on growler fills on the night; suffice to say we’re really looking forward to welcoming them to Balham.
DATE: Wednesday 22nd April
VENUE: We Brought Beer, 28 Hildreth Street, SW12 9RQ