On the first day of Christmas, my true love … was so pished – The Post

On the first day of Christmas, my true love … was so pished

What are you getting up to on one of the best nights out of the year in Denmark?

J-Day is one of the best night’s out of the year (photo: Carslberg)
November 6th, 2015 11:21 am| by Lycelle Aure Bajar

Christmas Brew: J-Day!
Nov 6, from 20:59 onwards; all over Denmark; free adm; tuborg.dk

Sing along now (12 days of Christmas tune):

‘On the 25th annual J-Day my true love Carlsberg gave to me: Five free Tuborg Julebryg!’

‘Four J-day bunnies, three jovial elves, two blinking J-Day hats … and truck load of boozy shenanigans.’

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Christmas in Denmark does not officially begin until this most-anticipated event and you better be ready for it – it’s J-Day!

This is the day when the Danish brewery Tuborg releases its annual Chritsmas beer, the ‘Julebryg’, at exactly 20:59 on the first Friday of November.

For many it is the most joyous time of the year as Tuborg trucks pull up at different bars and cafes in the city, distributing free beer while cheerfully singing a traditional Tuborg Christmas brew song. The bars tend to be filled with happy customers embracing the Christmas spirit. Many dress up in the Tuborg blue-coloured Santa hats and make a real carnival out of it.

“Since its inception in 1990, J-Day has been part of Danish Christmas traditions, in line with the Christmas tree on City Hall Square, Christmas Lunches and sending Christmas cards,” said Jeppe Boel, the brand manager at Carlsberg Denmark.

“All of these Danish Christmas traditions indicate that we are now entering the Christmas period and this year’s J-day is particularly special because we are celebrating its 25th anniversary.”

The legendary Julebryg advert is probably the most famous in Danish history

With a relatively short shelf-life of 10 weeks – although that’s a slightly longer festive season than the Victorians had in mind when they promoted the celebration of Christmas in the 19th century! – the Danes really make the most out of it and it has remained a crowd favourite guaranteed to bring the crowds out. Until not long ago it was on Thursday, but they moved it to Friday because so many students were too hungover to attend school the next day.

The Tuborg Christmas brew is a mixture of three beers: KB Hvidtøl, Tuborg FF and Tuborg Guld. It is bottom-fermented, wienener beer brewed on lager, with a fresh aroma of caramel malt and to complete the special brew liquorice is added. It is also brewed to complement most Scandinavian Xmas recipes.

So why not join the celebration and start the holiday festivities with a ‘Skål’! Have a cracker tonight, but remember:

J-Day overview: Is the beer truck stopping near you?


Copenhagen Area
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Downtown

Masken Bar
Jailhouse
G*A*Y Cph
Central hjørnet
Oscar
Kiss Kiss Gay Club
Nevermind
Cosy Bar
Cafe Guldhornene
Tørst Bar
Victoria Pub
Francis Pony
Alpehytten
Aloha Bar
Cucaracha Bar
Sjus Bar
Stereo Bar
Heidis Bier Bar
The Drunken Flamingo
Streckers Pub og Brasserie
Farfar
Den Glade Gris
Basement
LA Tequila Bar
The Bird And The Churchkey
Funchs Vinstue
Barkowski
Cafe Munk
Jagtstuen
Nørreport Bodega
Ys Cafe
The Globe
Floss
House of Souls / RETRO Bar
Miami bar
Flottenheimer
Klaptræet
Wall Street Pub
Det Elektriske hjørne
Generator Hostel
Borgerkroen
Cafe Nemoland
Kanal bodega
Sofie kælderen
Eiffel bar
The Irish Rover
The Dubliner
The Dubliner Downtown
Kongens Bar
Parnas

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Vesterbro

Palads Olsen Bandens Bar
The Shamrock
Pub & Sport
Cafe Bryggeriet
Enghavekro
Flisen
Onkel Bobs Hytte
Axelborg Bodega
Cafe Guld regn
Grotten
Cafe Somersted
Larsens Plaz
Zeppelin
BarBar Bar
Cafe Høegs
The Scottish Pub ApS
Pinden
Jernbane Cafeen
Cafe Ludvigsen
The Old English Pub

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Østerport

Chevys
X.Pressen
Cafe Hermod
Cafe Samsø
Børges Bodega
Polarbodega
Lumskebuksen
Magrath

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Nørrebro and Nordvest

Klovnens Bodega
Western Bar
Cafe Castro
Cafeen Funke
Under Stellet
Temple Bar
Det Rene Glas
Nørre Bodega
Karusellen
Cafe Heimdal
Tagensborg Bodega
Sebastopol
Bowlernes hal
Cafe Fuglereden
Åens Øl
Tjili Pop

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Amager

Cafe Langebro
Cafe Femøren
Amager Kulturpunkt Bio
Cafe Bizzaro
Jaguar Bodega
Cafe Josephine
Marcels Bodega
Cafe Middelgrunden

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Frederiksberg

Alleenberg
Grock
Moccador
Børma Bar
Cafe Bartof
Fasan Bodega
Cafe Sekseren
Cafe Godthåb
Vintønden
Det Gamle Posthus
Husar Pub
Cafe Viggo

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Valby and Vanløse

Cafe Cire
Cafe H.P
Ålholm Bodega
Snoopy Bodega

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Rødovre, Hvidovre and Brønshøj

World Cup
Vi Ses Hos Berg
Gerts Vinstue
Cafe Victoria
Cafe Claudio

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Kastrup and Dragør

Fasan bodega
Gøg og Gokke
Papillon
The irish pub
Fidusen
Alle- kroen
Air Pub
Joes Cafe

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Lyngby and Gentofte

Diligencen
Cap-Over
Fortun Bodega
Post-Pub
Old Irish Pub

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Hellerup and Charlottenlund

Sankt Peder
Sovshoved kro
Bryggerhesten

Zealand and Bornholm
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Hedehusene

Pub 40
Peter kanin
White Horse

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Tåstrup

Faraz Lounge
Cafe Mango
Finn Inn
Chimpansen
Hos Ramus

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Solrød Strand and Hørsholm

Solrød CenterPub
Center Pub Hørsholm

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Helsingør, Hillerød, Helsinge and Frederiksværk

Københavneren
Gæstgivergaarden
The Old Irish Pub
Fox & Hounds
Ege Bodega
Cafe København
The Gap
Geviret
Generalens bodega

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Næstved

Fyrtøjet
Tower pub
Dueslaget
The Beach
Smil
Step-in
Cheers
Karenmaren
Crazy Daisy

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Køge and Karlslunde

Hugo
La Fontaine
Ibsens Pub
The Old Irish
Slap A
Cafe o´Flanagan
Fortet

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Roskilde

Roskilde Bodega
George Bodega
Ruder Konge
Gustav Wied
Klosterkælderen
Mary
Dansebar
Garboes

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Slagelse

Teatercafeen
Cafe Viking
Cafe Zig Zag
Rosen Bodega
The old Irish pub
Ibs Carport
gammeltorv
Nattoget

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Holbæk

Soho
Baghuset
Landgreven
Harlekin & Hytten

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Kalundborg

Kontoret
Kings Pub
Cafe Zig Zag
Shooters
Bornholm
Cafe Værftet
Pilen
Hut li Hut
Skipperkroen
Cafe 3760
Svaneke Bodega
Den Gyldne Hane
Grand Games Pub
Cafe Hit`en
Palæ-Cafeen Bodega

Southern Denmark
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Odense
Carlsens Kvarter Odense C
Krazy Kanguruh Odense
Bowl n Fun Odense ApS
Slotskroen
Air Pub
The Australian Bar, Odense
Boogie Dance Cafe Odense C
Restaurant Bondestuen
Boogie Dance Cafe Odense C
Østerport
Bobz – Annaz Bar
The Gap
Vognhjulet Odense ApS
Den Smagløse Cafe
Sir Club Odense C
Lørups Vinstue
Aben og kyllingen
LA Tequila Bar, Odense
Cafe Chino – Restaurant & Bar
H.C.Ørsted Kollegiet Odense M
Restaurant Tårnet Odense C
Rasmus Rask Kollegiet Odense V
Lunds Bodega
Rådhuskælderen
Color Bar
The Old Irish Pub Odense
Cuckoos Nest
Ryans
Froggys
Wienerstuen
Dania
Bar W
Heidis Bierbar
Næsby Pubben
Ungarsk Vinstue
Tingstedet
Billiarden
Grønlykkehus
Travcafeen
5 trin op
Andersens Bodega

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Svendborg

Børsen
Grønne post
Bowl’n’fun
Klosterstuen
Kahytten
Den blå gård
Heidis

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Fredericia

Cafe den 7. Himmel
Sidesport
Den engelseke
Generalen
Erritsø Bodega
Casino
OIP
Zwei

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Kolding

Cafe Eiffel
Stalden Cafe og Bar
Republikken
You Never Walk Alone
Texas Poolhouse
The Mokka Cafe
The Old Irish Pub
Tavlen

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Vejle

Tartan Pub
Lumskebugten
Eske’s Bierbar
Charly’s Pub
New Cat Pub
Old Irish
Zwei Grosse
Seven Oaks/Heidi’s
Barmix
Lucky’s

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Sønderborg

Heidis Bier bar
Cafe Ib Rehne Cairo
Marcellos
Penny lane
Buddy Holly
Den FlyvendeHollænder
Fox & Hounds
Bobs Beer bar

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Esbjerg

Stalden
skræddergården
Industrien Rock og Gastro bar
Antons
the Old Irish pub Esbjerg
Hotel Britannia/underground
Dronning Louise
Cafe Chr d. 9

Mid-Jutland
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Aarhus

Heidis Bierbar
Café Guldhornene
The old irish Pub
Kurts Mor
Vinstuen
Hos Anders
Tir Na Nog
Frederiks
Peter Gift
Høkeren
Rar Bar
Pub’en
Den Hvide Hest
Allé Cafeen
Jacob Skomager
Søren Bruun
Butleren
Vennelyst Bar / Bodega
Vores Sted
Café Aarhus
Annalises bar
Troubadouren (Samsøgade)
Værtshuset
Hjorten
Hos Anton
Hunters Pub
Casino Bar
Cafe Jorden
Flintstone Pub
Golden Lion
Waxies
Oops
London
Café Smagløs
Feinschemcker
Samfundsfagenes kantine
Umbilicus
Kemisk Institut (alkymia)
Stakladen
Uni baren
Pusterummet
Agners Bodega
Peder Wessel
Harmonien
Klubben
Århus Læreseminarium
Baren.dk

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Viby, Tilst, Tranbjerg and Højbjerg

Tranbjerg Bodega
Queens Arms
Munkekroen
Rundhøj Bodega
Bowl`n fun Viby
Smedien
Troubadouren (Tilst)

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Horsens

Corfitz
Eydes Kælder
Long John
Melson
Børsen
Zurf Bar
Zwei Grosse
Hemming/Mad Americans

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Randers

Barrys Pub
Tante Olga
Vesterbros Bodega
Ullas Bodega
Svend Trøst
Svends Bar
Cafe Phenix
Cafe Tuborg
Cafe Borgen
Cafe 38
Troubadouren
Hjørne Bodegaen
Sunes Bodega
Downtown Pub
Pit Stop
P.Smed
Slyngborg
Rustik & Flamingo

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Holstebro

Fox And Hounds
Kruset
Die Bierstube
River Saloon
Tante Anna
Tobaksfabrikken
East End

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Herning

City Cafeen
Petit Bar
Pit stop
Baren
Zwei Grosse
Old Irisch Pub
Gadespejlet
Murphys
Fox And Hounds

North Jutland
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Aalborg

London Pub
Downtown
The Irish House
John Bull Pub
Fast Eddies
Cozy
Pollys
Old Games
Mallorca Bar
Pub Mylius
Jydepotten
Vejgaard Kroen
Kahytten
Søkroen
Østerport
Pakhuset
Fjordbyen
Fregatten
Cafe Buddha
Promenaden
Cafe Alpha
Den Røde Lygte
Tempo
Cafe Victoria
O’learys
Zwei Grosse Bierbar
Guldhornene
Heidis Bierbar
Beer King
Zurf
Old Irish Pub
Kvisten