Egill Skallagrímsson is arguably the most well-known protagonist from the Icelandic sagas. Born in 910, his parents soon became convinced that here was a man of great influence in the making – although they disagreed on whether he would turn out to be a curse or a blessing. He was witty and well spoken, stubborn with a big temper, and a sight to behold in the negative sense. Early on he went on excursions abroad with his brother Þórólfur, facing perilous challenges on the way, returning in the end to Iceland to become a chieftain in Borgarfjörður.

Egill was a great fan of mead and Egil's Saga includes many tales of his drinking. He could appreciate a quality brew and would've probably liked the ambitious beer brewing of Borg Brugghús.

Thus it is only fitting that the brewery be named after the great man's homestead of Borg.

Ölgerðin Egill Skallagrímsson was founded in 1913 and today employs a team of master brewers that have won numerous awards for their work. To allow their skill and talent to shine Ölgerðin incorporated the microbrewery that is now Borg Brugghús, with the further aim of supporting the growth of Icelandic beer culture. Borg offers a diverse and continuously developing selection of craft beers, with a focus on beer that pairs well with food.