The brewery was the first in Norway to focus solely on cans as opposed to glass bottles, in part due to quality improvement, and in part due to the fact that cans are recyclable and you get a small refund upon returning them, providing people with an incentive to recycle. “We don’t have much waste in the brewery – we built the brew house out of old dairy equipment, and all of our spent grain we deliver as animal food,” says CEO Liv Bogen. It all started when Bogen’s husband Sturla went to the UK for a work project, and came back with a brewing kit that resembled a cake mix. “The result was amazing,” Liv recalls. “Next, he bought some wholegrain and learnt the fundamentals of brewing.”