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Danish microbrews taking off

Move over Carlsberg; five percent of the beer drunk in Denmark comes from smaller, independent breweries


Don't try this at home; microbrews are doing well in Denmark (Photo:Colourbox)

July 28, 2014
09:49

by Ray Weaver


One out of every twenty beers consumed in Denmark last year was the product of a Danish microbrewery. That was a 30 percent increase from the previous year, according to Bryggeriforeningen, the brewers association.

New breweries are springing up nearly every day, and it is a tough market, but Ole Madsen, editor of the magazine Ølentusiasten said that the public is open to trying new beers.

“It is about getting the beers into the stores and going out and doing some tastings,” he told DR Nyheder.

Keeping costs down is also vital to startup breweries. The Vestslesvisk Brewery in southern Jutland brews its beer in plastic tanks as a cost-cutting measure.

Going worldwide
"I have not invested so much that, should the business not work out, I lose my home,” Hans Nørgaard, who started the brewery this spring, told DR Nyheder.

Svaneke Bryghus on Bornholm has had a lot of success with its speciality beers in Denmark over the past several years, and has begun exporting its products around the world.



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