Can you age beer and other fresh beer news – Weekly Update

There’s so many discussions and questions been going around lately, cans vs. bottles, Stout vs. Pilsner and so on, we decided to ask one more question. Can you age beer, and if so, for how long? Add your answers to the comments below, but tell us not just yes or no, but your experience with aged beer.

The bottle in the picture is our Brewers’ Edition Barleywine 2013, and was two and a half years old when we had it at The Red Lion.

Now that the canning line is installed it’s been really hectic down here at the brewery, especially this last week, as we again resumed brewing, as well as managing the canning and bottling line. So it feels like full speed ahead and more.

The beers in the header, are 5 beers we have released in the last year, that have really been not just been a pleasure to brew, but also to share with you. We’ve had some great responses about the Pilsner One-O-One as well as Eternal Darkness, which has been rating rather well on Ratebeer. Lovechild has not been released to the mass market yet, although we had it at the All In Beer Festival. Personally we have been very happy with it, besides having created it with two breweries we respect a lot, Brekeriet and Beavertown. Go Zest was well received in restaurants as it’s a great beer at 4,8%. In With the New has been on the market for exactly two weeks, and we’ve had some requests to send it to Systembolaget. Unfortunately it’s a Single Batch beer, which means the chances of brewing it again are rather slim, so get your hands on some before it’s too late.

We have some exciting news about a new beer getting into Systembolaget soon, but more on that a little later.

Have a great weekend.

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    Introducing Nelson, one of two of our brewery dogs

     

    Nelson belongs to Richard, who is from New Zealand, and yes you guessed it, Nelson.

    Remember that Single Hop Mosaic IPA has been available to buy or order at Systembolaget from the 1st of March

    Mosaic is one of our favourite Hop varieties, so we decided to show off its characters in this beer. Expect orange, marmalade and tropical fruit tones delivering a luscious IPA.

    Although this beer is #120 in our beer list, it is now available at Systembolaget in a bottle. It will be replaced with the canned version later on this year, but we’re not sure when yet. Best is to watch this space.

    Finding our beers at Systembolaget.

     

    On our website, you can have a look at a map, where we feature the stores that will 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.

    Upcoming Festivals

    Linköping Beer Expo 12 March 2016

    Linköping Beer Expo has also been added to the list of festivals we will be attending this year. At the moment it looks like three of us will make our way to the festival. As to which beers we’ll bring, well it’s not been decided yet, so watch this space for more info.

    For more information on the expo, have a look at their website, or get information on tickets here.

    Växjö Beer Festival on the 9th of April

    Actually Anders will again make his way to Växjö. Which beers he’s brining with him is still not clear, but there will definitely be one or two surprises.

    For more information on the festival, have a look at their website.

    Copenhagen Beer Celebration 13-14 May 2016

    We’re happy to announce that we have been invited to this year’s Copenhagen Beer Celebration, held on the 13th and 14th of May. The beers we’re taking with us are still in the works and they will be announced closer to the time. So watch this space.

    For more information, follow CBC on Facebook, or get hold of your tickets here, as there’s still some available for some sessions, then we’ll see you in Copenhagen.

    Looking for low alcohol beers? Or as we say in Sweden Folköl.

     

    On our website, you can have a look at a map, where you can see which stores, such as ICA & Hemköp already stock our beer. Below you can see the three beers we have in stock.

    You can also follow us on Instagram

    Bockstreet’s Bock, Alright! 6,8% Maibock.

Our brewers went back to Classics to brew a traditional German Maibock.

A well balanced, honey-coloured, medium bodied beer with a bold malt base. Bready sourdough rye aromas and sweet toffee, caramel biscuit notes in the mouth. Sun blushed fruit and orange peel from selected German hops, Mandarina Bavaria and Hallertau Mittelfruh, balances the smooth sweet finish. With a mild bitterness, and a light alcohol warming sensation, this is designed for slowing down.

Heading out the brewery doors today for bars and restaurants in Sweden, and is currently available for all our usual Export markets all over the world. Released at @systembolaget 1st April.

#bockstreetsbockalright, #maibock, #bock, #beer #beerbliotek #sweden #gothenburg #swedishcraftbeer #systembolaget #cans #can #canart #craftbeer

    Bockstreet’s Bock, Alright! 6,8% Maibock.

    Our brewers went back to Classics to brew a traditional German Maibock.

    A well balanced, honey-coloured, medium bodied beer with a bold malt base. Bready sourdough rye aromas and sweet toffee, caramel biscuit notes in the mouth. Sun blushed fruit and orange peel from selected German hops, Mandarina Bavaria and Hallertau Mittelfruh, balances the smooth sweet finish. With a mild bitterness, and a light alcohol warming sensation, this is designed for slowing down.

    Heading out the brewery doors today for bars and restaurants in Sweden, and is currently available for all our usual Export markets all over the world. Released at @systembolaget 1st April.

    #bockstreetsbockalright, #maibock, #bock, #beer #beerbliotek #sweden #gothenburg #swedishcraftbeer #systembolaget #cans #can #canart #craftbeer
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    T H R O W B A C K 🤘🏼 T H U R S D A Y

Hey @richardbull_ do you remember that event you attended with @darryl74 way back in 2016 with Offside Press? Your beard was crazy wild back then. 

#throwbackthursday #throwback #lookingback

    T H R O W B A C K 🤘🏼 T H U R S D A Y

    Hey @richardbull_ do you remember that event you attended with @darryl74 way back in 2016 with Offside Press? Your beard was crazy wild back then.

    #throwbackthursday #throwback #lookingback
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    Sunny disposition, a 5,2% New England Session IPA 🌞 

An ideal springtime beer for all of you hop heads looking for an easy drinking, fresh IPA, to brighten up your day until we can once again welcome the sun back to Sweden.

Mosaic hops fill the nose with dank, sweaty and herbal notes, followed by punchy tropical, mango and pineapple flavours complimented with a little spicy, fruity kick from Ekuanot hops. This light, golden and hazy beer is loaded with oats to give a silky smooth mouthfeel.

This springtime beer is now available to all good bars and restaurants in Sweden, 🇸🇪 and to all our usual Export markets all over the world. 🌍 

We’ll be brewing fresh batches of Sunny disposition for @systembolaget release 3rd May 2021. 🍻

#beerbliotek #bryggeri #swedishcraftbeer #craftbeer #beer #craftöl #öl #starköl #folköl #systembolaget #bolaget #systemet #sweden #gothenburg #beercans #cans #can #canart  #sessionipa #newenglandsessionipa #sessionipa #nesessionipa

    Sunny disposition, a 5,2% New England Session IPA 🌞

    An ideal springtime beer for all of you hop heads looking for an easy drinking, fresh IPA, to brighten up your day until we can once again welcome the sun back to Sweden.

    Mosaic hops fill the nose with dank, sweaty and herbal notes, followed by punchy tropical, mango and pineapple flavours complimented with a little spicy, fruity kick from Ekuanot hops. This light, golden and hazy beer is loaded with oats to give a silky smooth mouthfeel.

    This springtime beer is now available to all good bars and restaurants in Sweden, 🇸🇪 and to all our usual Export markets all over the world. 🌍

    We’ll be brewing fresh batches of Sunny disposition for @systembolaget release 3rd May 2021. 🍻

    #beerbliotek #bryggeri #swedishcraftbeer #craftbeer #beer #craftöl #öl #starköl #folköl #systembolaget #bolaget #systemet #sweden #gothenburg #beercans #cans #can #canart #sessionipa #newenglandsessionipa #sessionipa #nesessionipa
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    Hello Sweden! Today two new beers are now available at Systembolaget online and in stores all over Sweden.

Even more of exactly the same - 7,5% Double IPA

Citra, Cascade, Columbus and Cashmere hops take the lead in this light, golden and bruised pineapple coloured DIPA while vanilla, passion fruit and bright fresh citrus notes hit the nose. Big tropical and stone fruit flavours are rounded out with sweet notes and a grassy bitterness making this juicy beer surprisingly easy to drink. 

Crossing the streams in the dark - 6,5% Black IPA

Aromas of chocolate and coffee lean towards dried red fruits and then waves of mango. Fruitiness from the yeast enhances the dank, orange and grapefruit hop character, all playing together for a beer more IPA than black.

Both beers are now available to all good bars and restaurants in Sweden, and the rest of the world, at all our usual export markets. 

#systembolaget #beerbliotek #newbeer #swedishcraftbeer #craftbeer #gothenberg #sweden #evenmoreofexactlythesame #doubleipa #crossingthestreamsinthedark #blackipa

    Hello Sweden! Today two new beers are now available at Systembolaget online and in stores all over Sweden.

    Even more of exactly the same - 7,5% Double IPA

    Citra, Cascade, Columbus and Cashmere hops take the lead in this light, golden and bruised pineapple coloured DIPA while vanilla, passion fruit and bright fresh citrus notes hit the nose. Big tropical and stone fruit flavours are rounded out with sweet notes and a grassy bitterness making this juicy beer surprisingly easy to drink.

    Crossing the streams in the dark - 6,5% Black IPA

    Aromas of chocolate and coffee lean towards dried red fruits and then waves of mango. Fruitiness from the yeast enhances the dank, orange and grapefruit hop character, all playing together for a beer more IPA than black.

    Both beers are now available to all good bars and restaurants in Sweden, and the rest of the world, at all our usual export markets.

    #systembolaget #beerbliotek #newbeer #swedishcraftbeer #craftbeer #gothenberg #sweden #evenmoreofexactlythesame #doubleipa #crossingthestreamsinthedark #blackipa
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    Sunny Disposition. A New England Session IPA. Released on Monday 1st March to all good bars and restaurants in Sweden, and to all our usual Export markets all over the world.

If you want to try this ideal springtime beer, but don’t see it at your local, send us a message and we’ll make it happen.

Take Care and Stay Safe

#beerbliotek #bryggeri #swedishcraftbeer #craftbeer #beer #craftöl #öl #starköl #folköl #systembolaget #bolaget #systemet #sweden #gothenburg #beercans #cans #can #canart  #sessionipa #newenglandsessionipa #sessionipa #nesessionipa

    Sunny Disposition. A New England Session IPA. Released on Monday 1st March to all good bars and restaurants in Sweden, and to all our usual Export markets all over the world.

    If you want to try this ideal springtime beer, but don’t see it at your local, send us a message and we’ll make it happen.

    Take Care and Stay Safe

    #beerbliotek #bryggeri #swedishcraftbeer #craftbeer #beer #craftöl #öl #starköl #folköl #systembolaget #bolaget #systemet #sweden #gothenburg #beercans #cans #can #canart #sessionipa #newenglandsessionipa #sessionipa #nesessionipa
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    Darryl De Necker
    darryl@beerbliotek.com

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