There was a storm brewing, we release a new Berliner Weisse and there’s really no need to spit – Weekly Brewery Update

In this week’s, slightly delayed, brewery update, (due to a storm that was brewing over Amsterdam and we couldn’t get home), we reveal our latest Berliner Weisse, there’s news on a brand new IPA on the horizon, and you can now get your hands on some merchandise directly from our Tap Room. And in other news, according to the experts, you shouldn’t “spit” while tasting beers.

Not a Nut. Not a Berry.

A Berliner Weisse with Coconut & Strawberries.

The illustration for "Not a Nut. Not a Berry". A Coconut and Strawberry Berliner Weisse.
The illustration for "Not a Nut. Not a Berry". A Coconut and Strawberry Berliner Weisse.

This is the ninth beer to form part of our Berliner Weisse range. It’s also the fourth we produced as a Folköl, or 3,5% low ABV beer, so that we can sell it directly from the brewery during summer. In Sweden our hands are pretty much tied when selling beer higher than 3,5%, as the state owned monopoly has the only licence to sell beer over 3,5%.

This version is one where we added Coconut and Strawberries into the mix, and will hit the markets in a week or so, so keep an eye out for it in your local stores, or pubs and restaurants off course.

The illustration is our traditional Maypole, which we dance around during Midsummer. On the label I’ve even included three emojis, which you will either understand, or you won’t. If you don’t, then Google is your friend, or even Wikipedia and YouTube 🙂

Midsummer weather can be just about anything in Sweden. This low ABV beer should match just about all of the eventualities. Except maybe the rain.
A Beerbliotek can of "Not a Nut. Not a Berry". A Berliner Weisse with Coconut and Strawberry.
Number nine in our Berliner range is one with Coconut and Strawberry, called "Not a Nut. Not a Berry". It's a low ABV beer (Folkol) on 3,5%.

Our whole collection of Berliner Weisse Illustrations. Fun, fun, fun.

To be honest, I really love doing these illustrations. It is a challenge at times, as there’s not always a lot of time for preparations. One fruit can be replaced by another, or something else can be added, which means the illustration will have to change. But in the end, they need to be a lot of fun and especially colourful.

Beerista: There’s no need to spit.

People sometimes ask if you should “spit” while tasting beers – you shouldn’t.

Having grown up In South Africa, and having lived in Cape Town (wine country) for a large part of it, you’re always surrounded by wine and discussions about wine. We were always at tasting, trying to find wine that was value for money. Since starting the brewery we’ve done some blind beer tastings, and honestly, beer tastings are by far tougher.
Certain wine varieties have a specific taste.

What is an IPA supposed to taste like? How many kinds of hops can you use to create an IPA? Here at our brewery we’ve now done over 40 different IPAs. Although you can guess it’s an IPA, you’re trying to establish more during a beer tasting. And it’s tough.

In this short article, Sorcha Hamilton, discusses why you shouldn’t spit out beer during a tasting. Makes sense. I mean who wants to waste beer?

Tap Room Merchandise.

We’ve now started stocking up on tees which is for sale directly from the Tap Room, and if we don’t have your colour or size on site, you can always buy it from our Web Shop. In total we have 15 different colours available, in both mens and ladies sizes.

If you’d like bigger sizes, then you can get in touch with us, and we’ll see about sorting you out. If you want to ship internationally, then get in touch too.

And finally

Jimmy, tasting a brand new beer in the brewery, directly from the tank.
Jimmy, tasting a brand new beer in the brewery, directly from the tank.

This week we will be packaging our latest, brand new IPA. It’s the one Jimmy is tasting in the photo. It’s hazy, and tastes a treat. More news on that next week. The only thing we can say about it is, “In the early days, there was no place for haze, but without delay, it became all the rage. No filters get used, no palates abused, a beer for all, not just colonial hipster dudes.”

This weekend our tap Room is also open again, so come by and have a beer. Bring your families, kids and even your dogs.


Until next week. Keep well.


Find our beers in Sweden.


Visit our Systembolaget page, to see the entire range. All of them can be bought can buy in-store at certain stores, or you can order them to your closest store via

Folköl (Low ABV Beers)

On our Folköl page you can see our entire assortment, as well as the Stores & Supermarkets, such as ICA & Hemköp that stock them across Sweden. When our Tap Room is open every second weekend, you can also come past to buy them directly from us. We always have a 4-pack or 6-pack available.

Find our beers in Internationally.

Have a look at the beers from our Standard Assortment, or the new beers from our Special Assortment.

If you’d like to get hold of our beers from the distributors, then get in touch, and we’ll link them up with you. If you’re keen to distribute our beer in your country, then get in touch, and we can discuss possibilities with you.

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Darryl De Necker

Darryl is the co-founder, brand- & marketing manager at Beerbliotek.

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