The festival board 2020

The festival is formally organized as a «forening», which is strictly non-profit. All the festival’s income goes to arranging the festival, and the board members get no pay, although they do have some of their costs covered.

There have been a couple of changes to the board this year. We’ll start with the new members.

Arve Sundnes

Arve has joined us as accountant, replacing Amund Polden Arnesen. Arve has been a sailor for 37 years, and now works as first mate on a huge crane ship. He loves brewing beer, which he’s done since 1982. He’s also head of the Sogn og Fjordane chapter of the Norwegian home brewing association.

Dag Jørgensen

Dag has joined us as our representative in Voss, the third of the major Norwegian brewing regions. He is brewer and co-founder at Voss Bryggeri, and knows many farmhouse brewers in the Voss region. He also has experience brewing farmhouse ales commercially, and in trying to explain to people what it is.

Lars Marius Garshol

Lars Marius took over as chair after William Holden two years ago. He has written a little about this decision on his blog.

Eirik Hoem

Eirik is a software engineer living in Ørsta, near Hornindal. He joined the board in 2019, and is responsible for the kitchen serving food at the festival.

Gard Severin Mek

Gard is William Holden’s brother. He lives in Ålesund and handles accomodation, the volunteers, and many other odd jobs.

Ståle Raftevold

Ståle works in the offshore oil industry. He lives in Hornindal, where he’s brewed traditional kornøl for several decades. (He’s the brother of Terje Raftevold.) Ståle takes care of setting up the hall for the festival and cleaning up the mess afterwards, as well as innumerable other tasks best handled by a local.

Roar Sandodden

Roar is a freshwater biologist by day, and helps the festival with communications with the commercial breweries and much else. Roar is a farmhouse brewer and maltster in Stjørdal.

Stig Seljeset

Stig comes from Hornindal, and has brewed kornøl since he was old enough to do it. He’s best known as the original owner of kveik #22 Stalljen. He joined the board in 2018, and helps Ståle with local tasks. He’s also responsible for the brewing demonstration held before and after the festival.