Landabrugg used to be common and probably Icelanders began to dabble in production from the turn of the century 1900. In the years 1912 - 1935, a law on alcohol bans was in force in Iceland. An exemption was granted in 1922 for so-called "Spanish wines", but they were considered very expensive and cost the bottle up to the price of lamb. People practiced brewing during the Prohibition years and developed recipes and traditions for this remarkable drink of ours Icelanders.
Those who had the right relationship could get cheap sugar and yeast. Some people used no yeast, but acid, raisins and rye flour, even potatoes. But that country was not good. Brewers were widely called beer heaters and produced both beer and singing water. The beer is the basis of the land and could be quite good, then cooled or even mixed in soft drinks. The lake is ready when it has boiled and the land is ready.
In Borgarfjörður eystri, this culture developed and many people worked hard at the coal. But people had to go into hiding, as the magistrates and their scouts were on every straw. The beer was considered good and most people left it there, but there were quite a few hard-working welders who achieved good results in their production.