It has now been authorized to sell and distribute a controversial whale beer in Iceland. The minister for the Environment and Natural Resources, Sigurdur Ingi Jóhannsson, has given the beer a green light. The owner of the brewery has confirmed this.
The production of a specific whale beer in Iceland has been banned by the West Iceland Health Authorities. The reason is that the whale meal used in the production does not meet the requirements that are stated in laws regarding food.