A rum barrel being filled with Oat Stout at the Beerbliotek Brewery.

Two more beers heading to Systembolaget and one of them even went in Rum Barrels – Biweekly Brewery Update

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Two more beers heading to Systembolaget alongside A Moment of Clarity, while one of them also went into Rum Barrels in our biweekly brewery update.

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Barrel Ageing

#200 goes into Rum Barrels

A rum barrel being filled with Oat Stout at the Beerbliotek Brewery.

We’re a brewery that likes to experiment. We like to find out what is around the corner, and that’s why the word “no” is not often heard in the brewery. We believe the Craft Beer industry still has a long way to go in Sweden, and we’re glad we’re part of it all.

On that experimental note, today we filled our first Rum barrels with our latest Oat Stout. “Still haven’t found what you’re looking for?”, our 200th beer, which we wrote about last week, has now also been used to fill these barrels.

This is not the first beer to go into barrels either, we’ve done over ten different barrels. In 2016 we wrote about the last time we filled Whiskey Barrels, as well as the first of our barrel aged beers to go into a can.

We have two Rum Barrels, one belongs to us, and the other to the Beerbliotek Member’s Club. So if you want to become a member, and get your hands on some of that beer, you can do so here.

How long this beer will be in the barrel is unclear. A while would be my guess, but time will tell.

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Hello Sweden.

More beer heading to Systembolaget.

Three cans of Beerbliotek Beer. A Moment of Clarity. GBG Beer Week 2017. Still haven't found what you're looking for? and Du luktar lite som första gången jag träffade dig.

Two new beers are joining A Moment of Clarity at Systembolaget on the 1st of December. One Double IPA and one Oat Stout. They’re both on 8% and perfect for when the nights are longer and we’re all drinking beer around candle light.

The Double IPA “Du luktar lite some första gången jag träffade dig” has already been released at our Tap Room, and the Oat Stout “Still haven’t found what you looking for?” is being packaged in a week or so. It was our 200th beer, so is getting some special care.

A Moment of Clarity is available at ten stores in Gothenburg, and you can order a tray of 24 to your closest store. Stay tuned for more news later on.

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B E E R.

Thank You Bristol.

The Bristol Craft Beer Festival Banner.

This past weekend, Sky and Axel hopped on a plane to go and say hi to England or more accurately, the Bristol Craft Beer Festival. It’s one perk of working for a brewery that has so many export destinations, that we get to go visit and say hi. This was the first, but certainly not the last trip to Bristol

Bristol Craft Beer Festival brought together Bristol’s most creative and talented independent breweries to pour alongside the very best from around the rest of the country, Europe and the US.  The festival is a celebration of the art, culture and craft of brewing that has made Bristol and the South West its home.

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Some News.

Cans can go more places than bottles.

Credit: Photo by Upper Hand Brewery

When we decided to add cans to our packaging assortment, along with bottles and kegs, the most important consideration for us was the environment. A bottle takes up double the amount of space that a can does, so everything is double, from transport, to storage. There’s also the other facts that there is less oxygen in a can compared to a bottle, and no light shines through to affect the beer, so cans are better for the product. This past week we read an article about Upper Hand Brewing also moving across to cans, and another positive they focussed on was the idea that cans can go more places than bottles.

“Part of the allure of living in and visiting the U.P. is the amazing opportunities for outdoor recreation,” Laura Bell, CEO of Bell’s Brewery Inc. and Upper Hand Brewery, said in a press release. “Cans can go more places than bottles – whether exploring the trails, campgrounds, or beaches, we want our fans to feel comfortable bringing us along on their adventures.”

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Stockholm.

All stocked up.

Since day one we have always done our own deliveries. We thought it’s important to show face, say hi, and have a chat with our customers. We do export to more than 15 countries at the moment, and have distributors that take care of a lot of that, but our three main cities in Sweden, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö, still get their beer delivered by us. Or more accurately Henrik, our Sales and Export Manager or Anders, Co-owner & Logistics Manager.

Just today Henrik took the van and headed east to Stockholm. Sure there must have been some Hip Hop playing on the radio, and his Adidas sneakers tapping away, as he made his way across the country for the five plus hour trip.

Hopefully everyone in Stockholm will appreciate their hand brewed, hand delivered beer a little more tonight.

Henrik Bengtsson, Export and Sales Manager at Beerbliotek, standing at the Beerbliotek Van with a shipment heading to Stockholm.
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And finally.

Good times at the Tap Room.

We can just say thank you for the support we have received since opening our Tap Room late last year. We’ve made a lot of new friends and even have our regulars who stop by for whatever is fresh on the menu or whatever is new.

Our latest Double IPA “Du luktar lite some första gången jag träffade dig” made it’s debut over the weekend, and we’re happy with the positive feedback.

 

That’s it from us for this week. Until next week.

Cheers

Beerblioteks "Du luktar lite som första gången jag träffade dig" is a double IPA in a can.
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Get hold of our beers.

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Systembolaget

A can of Beerbliotek "A Moment of Clarity, GBG Beer Week 2017".
A Hop aromatic taste with a gentle bitterness, hints of Mango, Passion Fruit, Grapefruit Peel, Pine Needles and Pineapple.

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 Systembolaget.se.

Folköl (Low ABV Beers)

A can of Beerbliotek Session IPA, low ABV beer (Folköl).
We mash this low ABV beer warmer than usual to retain the malt backbone. We then hop it with loads of Citra and Motueka to give aroma and flavour to a beer you can enjoy all day.

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. At our Tap Room you can buy them directly from us.

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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.

Fresh cans of Beerbliotek "Not Guilty! The juice IPA" waiting to be shipped.
Fresh cans of "Not Guilty! The juice IPA" waiting to be shipped.
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Darryl De Necker
darryl@beerbliotek.com

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



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