Our very own Dampen - meaning Steamboat - is reminiscent of the classic Anchor Steam Beer from San Francisco. Following the original lines, Dampen is brewed with lager yeasts at high temperatures. The result is moderate fruitiness from the yeasting process and a fine malty presence. Dampen evinces a delicate balance of hoppiness and malt, with the hops slightly in the ascendance. German Northern Brewer hops are preferred, tempered with a little American Cascade towards the end of the boil. The resulting brew has a pure, bitter note, combined with a slightly spicy aroma reminiscent of wood, citrus, mint, and blackcurrant. The malt blend includes Pilsner and caramel varieties. Our current Dampen, created for the Fjordsteam Fjordboat Festival in Florø in 2010, quickly became a regular favorite. It is fitting therefore that the label depicts a famous local steamer, DS Atløy. Dampen is an all-purpose table beer that complements a variety of menus, coping especially well with rich or spicy dishes.