Kinn Bryggeri was founded in Florø, the westernmost city in Norway, by biologist and teacher Espen Lothe back in 2009, but the story begins even earlier. The first seed, which has grown into one of Norway’s most successful artisan breweries, was planted when Lothe started making has own beer at home as a teenager. “Back then, the joy of creating something on my own was my main motivation. And it still is. I’ve just spent all day making a new bitter in our small, experimental brewery in Strandgata in Florø, where we first started out, and I still love the creative brewing process,” says Lothe, who owns Kinn Bryggeri together with his wife Ann-Magritt Banne.