The beer adventure began in Lothe’s kitchen several years ago, where he started out making beers for private consumption. As time went by, he decided to set up his own brewery in 2009. “I enjoyed producing something of my own, and it was amazing to realise how easy it was to design a beer exactly after my own taste buds,” Lothe says. It clearly was not only his own taste buds, but most of Norway’s, that he pleased. Already a top choice at bars as well as Vinmonopolet, the government-owned retailer with a monopoly on selling alcoholic beverages in Norway, Kinn Brewery produces English and Belgium beer types.