Hansa Borg Bryggerier has officially acquired a majority share in Nøgne Ø. The deal is said to expand the brewery’s current and future export markets.
Founder and head brewer Kjetil Jikiun will continue to be the head brewer. For those familiar with the brewery, the shareholder breakdown looks like this.
- Hansa Borg Bryggerier 54.44%
- Tore Nybø 15.63%
- Anne Cecilie Nybø 10.13%
- AHT Invest 9.91%
- Kjetil Jikiun 9.91%
Nøgne Ø has the bragging rights of being Norway’s largest and oldest craft brewery. In addition to strong sales in Norway, Nøgne Ø’s lineup is exported to 31 countries including the United States. Nogne-O has done collaborations with various craft breweries, including Brewdog, Mikkeller, and Terrapin Beer Co.