By Jan Olsen
Copenhagen, Denmark - A native Greenland entrepreneur on Monday presented the Arctic island's first domestic beer, brewed on water at least 2 000 years old and melted from Greenland's vast ice cap.
The first 66 000 litres of a dark and a pale ale were produced at Greenland Brewhouse, the first-ever Inuit microbrewery in Narsaq, a hamlet in southern Greenland.
"It is the only beer in the world based on water that comes from Greenland's pure ice cap," Salik Hard, the Greenlander behind the four million kroner (about R4,75-million) project, said as he presented the brews in Copenhagen's downtown Tivoli amusement park.
"Today, with all the pollution ... you cannot get cleaner water than melted ice cap water," hard said.