Egil Fredriksen (born October 4, 1962) is the Norwegian “Julebruskongen” or “Christmas Soda King.”
Egil Fredriksen was born on 4 October 1962 in the small Norwegian town of Drammen, where he still lives. In a 2004 interview with the Norwegian newspaper, Drammens Tidene he said that he drinks “julebrus” from Aass Bryggeri, a local brewery in Drammen, three times a day. Julebrus is a special soda only available at Christmas time. In 2002 he bought 348 liters of julebrus, but soon realized that he would need more to make it through the year. In 2003 he bought 645 liters. In 2004 Egil got attention from quite a few Norwegian newspapers, like Dagbladet. In 2004 he was featured in the short-film “et rikere Norge” or “A Richer Norway,” a film about native Norwegians. In 2007 and 2008 Egil made his own Advent calendar with the help of Verdens Gang, which featured photos from his life and adventures. In 2008 Egil, along with the VGTV team, travelled to New York to give Americans a taste of julebrus.