Danish microbrews taking off

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

Stabbings in Copenhagen over the weekend send three to hospital (Photo: PublicDomainPictures)
July 28th, 2014 9:49 am| by admin
facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

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.

(photo: D-A-D facebook page)
Mid-August music: Mum’s the word if you fancy a blast from the past
D-A-D Fri Aug 7, 22:00; Tivoli; free adm with entry to gardens The ...
Parents are concerned that the old man in a wheelchair figurine is sending out the wrong message (photo: Lego)
New Lego set upsetting parents of disabled children
Lego recently released its Duplo Community People Set, a collection design...
Do not fear the large glowing orb in the sky! (photo: Michael Ely)
Here comes the sun … no really!
With daytime highs forecast to be above 20 C and DMI promising mostly clear...
Female students are predominant at five out of the six Copenhagen University faculties (photo: iStock)
Gender gap at University of Copenhagen
More women than men will attend the University of Copenhagen this academic ...
(photo: Cphartweek.dk)
Spiralling into expression at Copenhagen Art Week
Following on from an art weekend in Aarhus at the end of May, it is the cap...
CPH Pride will light up the streets of Copenhagen in mid-August (Photo: istock)
Mid-August events: Proud, loud, no clouds allowed
CPH Pride Aug 11-15, Parade: Aug 15, 13:00; Smallegade, Frederiksberg City...