First a little history. Iceland lifted a 75 year prohibition against beer in 1989. 1989! Before that you couldn't buy beer in Iceland. Had that prohibition still been in effect I would have blamed their financial woes on that, but as it is I guess I'll have to go with the larger global crisis.
By the way, Iceland is a really cute country. Here's a picture of it's capital, Reykjavik.
Since 1989, Iceland which manufactures few things and exports almost nothing, has seen the rise of a few breweries. One Icelandic beer is Viking beer.
Another is Thule.
Another is Egils.
And this is the light version of Viking. The "Lite" logo reminds me of something but I seriously can't think of what.
I'm not sure you can buy any of these here in the the U.S. but you can order them online. For a price. A hefty price. Here.
I did a calculation and even at the cheapest shipping rate, it would cost me $78 for a six pack of Viking (although a six of Thule would run me only $48). To help out the the hard-hit people of Iceland I am almost inclined to order one, but if I did, the Mrs. would probably ship the beer and ME to back Iceland where I would probably live here.
Have a great weekend! And remember: Save Iceland, Drink Viking.