Beerbiblioteket. If that is your real name? – Weekly Update

One of the questions we’re asked a lot is where our name comes from. The short answer is that Richard and Adam were drinking beer when they came up with the name. In pubs are where most great ideas come from as I’m sure you’re well aware. In this instance though, the pub looked like a library inside and because both are bilingual, English & Swedish, the word Beerbliotek was created quite naturally from the Swedish word for library, bibliotek and the english word beer.

So if a library is a collection of books, then a Beerbliotek is a collection of beer. That’s why we have always aimed to brew new beers all the time, to fill up our beer library. Just in this past week we brewed our 161st different beer, which equals to about one new beer every week since we started three years ago.

The word Beerbliotek, however, has not come without it’s own set of challenges here in the north. The pronunciation is similar to the Swedish word “bibliotek”, and since we now added the word “beer” into the mix, we’ve heard all kinds of variations on the theme. Beerbibliotek is the most common one of the lot. We can imagine that Xerox had the same issues when they started, if not worse.

But, being us, we’ve always had a lot of fun with the word and sometimes with the people who struggled with this tongue twister. We also get our fair share of jokes, whenever we’re out drinking beer, along with some great stories from the bartenders, who has served our beer over the years and seem to have a lot of fun with their customers who just can’t seem to pronounce B-E-E-R-B-L-I-O-T-E-K. Even hashtags on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook seem to have a life all their own. Here’s the two we have to check regularly, #beerbibliotek #beerblioteket 🙂

That’s why we decided to mix things up a little more and create a beer called “Beerbiblioteket. If that is your real name?”. It’s an IPA on a wholesome 6,0% and we hope you’ll love it.

This is our 160th beer, and without going to look at our beer database, our 35th IPA if you exclude DIPA, BIPA, Session IPAs.

It’s being released this coming week, and before you ask, no it’s not going to Systembolaget, and won’t be available in bottles. This beer you can only have on tap at the regular pubs that sell our beer. And remember, as for it by name, B-E-E-R-B-I-B-L-I-O-T-E-K-E-T.

Following up from the past two weeks, we’ve decided to show two more videos from our canning line. The first one is when the filled cans, in this case Hip Hops, gets the tops added to them. They go through the process four at a time. The foam from the fill is just spilling over.

The second video shows the most important part of the entire process, when the top is sealed onto the can. This sealing process was one of the main reasons we chose Wild Goose Canning as our supplier.

Hip Hops contains a combination of what we consider to be the current “Hipster Hops”.

The beer you can see in the videos is Hip Hops, which is number 49 in our range of beer. It’s also one of the beers after Bobek Citra which we have brewed the most, as it is in our standard assortment. While we’re discussing names, Hip Hops was named so, because it contains a combination of what we consider to be the current “Hipster Hops”. It has a clean malt profile of Pale Malt and Carapils which leaves a crisp clean finish, allowing the hops to really shine.

Hip Hops has also gone through quite a few design changes. In the start it was the old bridge label, which then changed to the new profile, before going from a bottle, into a can.

First time trying one of #beerbliotek #beers and am not disappointed! A fruity IPA which is all about the #grapefruit for me 🙂 - peterrwalls (https://www.instagram.com/peterrwalls/)

As I mentioned, we have done quite a few IPAs, and even if Hip Hops is number 49 in our beer library, it was only the 10th IPA we have ever brewed. Below you can see which the other ones were, and maybe you can remember if you have even tasted them.

Just finished a pretty big assignment. Time for some #HipsterHops !! 💪 Hip hops from @beerbliotek is a easy drinkable 6,0% abv American IPA. With a light and chrisp malt body. It has a delicious blend of American ``Hipster hops``. Nice and refreshing in the sun! 🍻🍻🍻 - hopdaddydk (https://www.instagram.com/hopdaddydk/)

As with all of our beers, Hip Hops also goes out of the brewery in kegs, and even if we love it in the can, we appreciate it when we can get hold of it in a pub on tap.

One of the reason we’re canning some of our beers are because of their compact size and lower weight, 67% less if you would like to be specific. Cans cost less than bottles to ship, as you can see in this photo from @flour_and_flavour.

These savings on shipping costs help us to expand our brand into new markets, which means we can get more cans into more customers’ hands.

We hope you enjoyed that little dig at ourselves and our name, and even the trip down Hip Hops memory lane? Next week we have the launch of another new collaboration and depending what happens in the brewery this week, even our latest Berliner. More on that next week.

Just a reminder, don’t forget to enter our #FreshestCanInTheLand competition.

We hope you’re having a great weekend

 

Cheers from us

#FreshestCanInTheLand #Competition

Compete in our freshest can in the land competition and stand a chance to win tickets to the All in Beer Festival.

A rare glimpse of a Hippopotamus drinking by his favourite watering hole! If you speak "hippo" you would have heard him say: "- So they finally came up with a beer with Hippo Hops? Take my money already!" #beerbliotek #FreshestCanInTheLand #HipHops #hippobeer  #sipsavourrepeat #beerbant #beerpics #craftbeer #beerstagram #beernerd #beerknurd #beerisart #beerart #beer #bier #birra #olut #öl #øl #beerporn #cerveza #instabeer #beersofinstagram #beernation #eyeofthebeerholder #takemymoneyalready

Entry one out of many
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You might have heard of The Cheops Pyramid. I have never seen it in real life personally, but the HipHops Pyramid is a structure I am more than familiar with. Deceptively simple on the outside but hiding a range of complex flavours inside. A true wonder of the world. (The pyramid was supposed to me made out of six cans, but two was lost in the battle against thirst, hence the odd can of Mosaic serving as a cornerstone. And then the obvious lack of a top stone. Well some call me perfect, but obviousy I am not)

#FreshestCanInTheLand #beerbliotek #hiphops #beerbliotekhiphopsipa  #sipsavourrepeat #beerbant #beerpics #craftbeer #beerstagram #beernerd #beerknurd #beerisart #beerart #beer #bier #birra #olut #öl #øl #beerporn #cerveza #instabeer #beernation #eyeofthebeerholder

Entry three out of many
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What do you store
inside your fridge door?
Is it a tiny can of corn
or something you truly adorn?
Maybe something hoppy
or are you plain sloppy?
Well if it isn't beer
then just get out of here!

I am so sorry but I am just gonna effing win this competition so bare with me!

Entry four out of many

#FreshestCanInTheLAnd #beerbliotek #hiphops #beerbliotekhiphopsipa  #sipsavourrepeat #beerbant #beerpics #craftbeer #beerstagram #beernerd #beerknurd #beerisart #beerart #beer #bier #birra #olut #öl #øl #beerporn #cerveza #instabeer #beernation #eyeofthebeerholder
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Is it just me or is this beer smoking hot?
Could it be that I simply BBQ a lot?
I actually scorched a knuckle or two
in my feeble attempt to amuse you!
Anyways the beer is simply great!
Oh how I wish i had not been so late
that I had to settle for six instead of eight! (Note the highly advanced Shakespearian triple rhyme in the end)

I am so sorry but I am just gonna effing win this competition so bare with me!

Entry five out of five! Note that I am stopping the flood of competition posts now since five entries ought to be the cap for entries in any competition really. Beyond that you are entering the zone were you might get awarded for "effort" rather than the value of your contribution. A little bit like giving Leo DiCap the statue based on all the near misses rather than a solid star performance!

#freshestcanintheland #hiphops #beerbliotek #gothenbeer #bbqbeer #burnedknuckles  #sipsavourrepeat #beerbant #beerpics #craftbeer #beerstagram #beernerd #beerknurd #beerisart #beerart #beer #bier #birra #olut #öl #øl #beerporn #cerveza #instabeer #beernation #eyeofthebeerholder
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#Snygglo #ölburk från #beerbliotek med en fin #singlehopmosaic #120 #ipa 
#craftbeer #hantverksöl #göteborg #beerbliotekcans #freshestcanintheland
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Lyssnar på nån form av rave som ekar över vattnet på Röda Sten... #cervisiam & #beerbliotek #notguiltytheojipa #notguiltythejuiceipa #ipa #orangejuice #craftbeer #hantverksöl #rödasten #freshestcanintheland
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Festivals

All in Beer Festival 4-5 November 2016

One of our favourite festivals is the All In Beer Fest. The reason? It’s just about beer.

We’ll be attending again this year, but if you’d like to attend, then there’s two ways to go about it. Buy a ticket, or enter our #FreshestCanInTheLand competition, where you stand the chance to win two entrance tickets.

Finding our beers in Sweden

Systembolaget

Have a look at our Systembolaget page, where you’ll find a map that features the stores that have our beers on their shelves. If you live in other parts of Sweden, then you can follow this link to order the beers directly from Systembolaget.se to your closest store.

Beerbliotek Folköl down at the local ICA Supermarket.

Folköl (Low ABV Beers)

Visit our Folköl page if you’d like to find out which Stores & Supermarkets, such as ICA & Hemköp stock our low ABV or “folköl” across Sweden.

You can also follow us on Instagram

Li’l Pils, our unfiltered little Pilsner is available for takeaway at our brewery Tap Room this weekend. Stay for a tasting. Doors are open every Saturday 2-9PM.

Li’l Pils, our unfiltered little Pilsner is available for takeaway at our brewery Tap Room this weekend. Stay for a tasting. Doors are open every Saturday 2-9PM. ...

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Our Tap Room fridge is packed and ready. Doors open as usual 14-21, every Saturday. See you soon.

Our Tap Room fridge is packed and ready. Doors open as usual 14-21, every Saturday. See you soon. ...

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🍻It’s time to enjoy another weekend at our Tap Room 🍻 

Today we have a special treat for you, Saison Cinq Episode Deux is pouring from our taps 🙌 One of the last sours brewed at our Sockerbruket Sour Brewery.

6,4% Mixed Fermentation Saison.

This Sour Saison was first released in July 2019. There is a lot going on with this beer, it is definitely one to sit down with and get to know.

Aroma = Hay, stables, chives, white pepper, herbal, mineral & bergamot.

Flavour = Dry, chalky, fresh, light caramel malt, hay.

Our Brewery Tap Room is open every Saturday 2-9PM. 

Take Care & Stay Safe.

 #beerbliotektaproom #swedishcraftbeer #taproom #beerbliotek #sour #saison

🍻It’s time to enjoy another weekend at our Tap Room 🍻

Today we have a special treat for you, Saison Cinq Episode Deux is pouring from our taps 🙌 One of the last sours brewed at our Sockerbruket Sour Brewery.

6,4% Mixed Fermentation Saison.

This Sour Saison was first released in July 2019. There is a lot going on with this beer, it is definitely one to sit down with and get to know.

Aroma = Hay, stables, chives, white pepper, herbal, mineral & bergamot.

Flavour = Dry, chalky, fresh, light caramel malt, hay.

Our Brewery Tap Room is open every Saturday 2-9PM.

Take Care & Stay Safe.

#beerbliotektaproom #swedishcraftbeer #taproom #beerbliotek #sour #saison
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Today we are welcoming our new Pils Pls can with our updated branding into our Brewery Tap Room!

Same recipe, fresh batch, latest look.

Really soft, light, crushable semi dry Pilsner. 

You can always find Pils Pls in amongst our weekly rotating Beer Menu at our Brewery Tap Room. Chill, sit back and pls enjoy this Pils. 

Available to taste at our Brewery Tap Room every Saturday 2-9PM.

Take Care & Stay Safe.

#beerbliotektaproom #swedishcraftbeer #taproom #beerbliotek #canihaveapilspls

Today we are welcoming our new Pils Pls can with our updated branding into our Brewery Tap Room!

Same recipe, fresh batch, latest look.

Really soft, light, crushable semi dry Pilsner.

You can always find Pils Pls in amongst our weekly rotating Beer Menu at our Brewery Tap Room. Chill, sit back and pls enjoy this Pils.

Available to taste at our Brewery Tap Room every Saturday 2-9PM.

Take Care & Stay Safe.

#beerbliotektaproom #swedishcraftbeer #taproom #beerbliotek #canihaveapilspls
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We’re pouring all day @lindholmenstreetfoodmarket 

Pils Pls and our new Double IPA Satsumas for the boomers. 

#satsumas #beerbliotek #doubleipa #dipa

We’re pouring all day @lindholmenstreetfoodmarket

Pils Pls and our new Double IPA Satsumas for the boomers.

#satsumas #beerbliotek #doubleipa #dipa
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Launching this Saturday at our Brewery Tap Room! 🍊 🍊 🍊

Satsumas for the boomers. 8,0% Double IPA. 

A big and clean Double IPA with the addition of Mandarin. A great beer to share with friends. 🍻 

We understand that back in your day a Mandarin could only be labelled a Mandarin, but things have changed. At Beerbliotek we choose to accept and love without labels.

A complex layered aroma of Citrus, mainly Mandarin with tones of Orange. The flavours are a blend of Citrus, Mandarin, Grapes and Honey, ending with a balanced bitterness.

Pouring for the first time at our Brewery Tap Room this Saturday 2-9 PM.

Available in Sweden 🇸🇪 at @systembolaget from 1 September.

Take Care & Stay Safe.

#beerbliotektaproom #swedishcraftbeer #taproom #beerbliotek #boomers

Launching this Saturday at our Brewery Tap Room! 🍊 🍊 🍊

Satsumas for the boomers. 8,0% Double IPA.

A big and clean Double IPA with the addition of Mandarin. A great beer to share with friends. 🍻

We understand that back in your day a Mandarin could only be labelled a Mandarin, but things have changed. At Beerbliotek we choose to accept and love without labels.

A complex layered aroma of Citrus, mainly Mandarin with tones of Orange. The flavours are a blend of Citrus, Mandarin, Grapes and Honey, ending with a balanced bitterness.

Pouring for the first time at our Brewery Tap Room this Saturday 2-9 PM.

Available in Sweden 🇸🇪 at @systembolaget from 1 September.

Take Care & Stay Safe.

#beerbliotektaproom #swedishcraftbeer #taproom #beerbliotek #boomers
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Satsumas for the boomers. Double IPA. 

A complex layered aroma of Citrus, mainly Mandarin with tones of Orange. The flavours are a blend of Citrus, Mandarin, Grapes and Honey, ending with a balanced bitterness. A great beer to share with friends.

Available in Sweden 🇸🇪 at @systembolaget from 1 September. 

And at our Brewery Tap Room this coming weekend. Doors open as usual 2-9 PM. 

#satsumas #doubleipa #systembolaget #taproom #beerbliotek #boomers

Satsumas for the boomers. Double IPA.

A complex layered aroma of Citrus, mainly Mandarin with tones of Orange. The flavours are a blend of Citrus, Mandarin, Grapes and Honey, ending with a balanced bitterness. A great beer to share with friends.

Available in Sweden 🇸🇪 at @systembolaget from 1 September.

And at our Brewery Tap Room this coming weekend. Doors open as usual 2-9 PM.

#satsumas #doubleipa #systembolaget #taproom #beerbliotek #boomers
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Darryl De Necker
darryl@beerbliotek.com

Darryl is the Co-Founder & Designer. Head of Marketing & Export at Beerbliotek.