European beer styles seem to inspire the US plus you get a chance to ask our brewers some questions. All of that and more in our weekly brewery update.

It’s been another busy week at the brewery. Even busier than usual, what with people on holidays and all. No complaints, just more beer for us.

The week started with a canning day, of Hip Hops. And on a personal note, there’s nothing quite like ending a Monday, the first day of the week with a three hour old can of Hip Hops. The sound from opening a can is really great, isn’t it?

Bottles are better than cans, because cans don’t make a noise when you say CHEERS!! and bump them against each other.

The week ended with a brewery tour with a group from Volvo. The same topic of cans vs. bottles always pops up, because on arrival, every person gets a can of beer and a glass. Most are happy with the first beer after work, but there’s always a few that’s surprised that they got a can. Apparently craft breweries should only be in bottles. Apparently bottles feel more authentic. All valid remarks, but the best one I heard last night was from a German lady, who said that bottles are better, because cans don’t make a noise when you say CHEERS!! and bump them against each other.

One of the magazines on my reading list is the US outdoor magazine called Outside. Without fail there’s always an article on beer. In this issue they covered European beer styles that are busy inspiring the US Craft Beer market. It’s usually been the other way around, especially if you consider IPA’s and Pale Ales. More Hops, Hops forward, all inspiring words such as Hop Heads and Hop Porn.

Now it seems the styles that we’ve been used to as part of Europe, has started creeping over the Atlantic. The styles that have become trendy include Belgian & French Ales and German Beers, such as Pilsners, RadlersFarmhouse Ales, Wild Ales, Goses, Wheats, Sours and Berliner Weisses. All in all, very good news.

A lot of photos taken of our beer, whether bottles or cans, always seem to have food in the photo. So it must go without saying that if you like craft beer, then you probably like eating good food. And not just beer and food for the sake of it.

Another magazine with great recipes and more often than not, an article about craft beer is “Foodism“, by Square up Media. It’s available for free on the publishing platform ISSUU.

In this article they don’t discuss food, but just Craft Beer and the journey we’re all on. Worth a read.

Ask our brewers a question

During events and festivals we’re always swamped by beer questions. They can range from simple questions about styles and ingredients to others that can be considered a bit more nerdy, like the exact brewing temperatures or yeast cultures. Whilst I can answer the most, I decided to open the floor to our brewers Adam and Richard, so they can answer the questions you may have.

So don’t hold back. Ask what you want. We’ll pick the most interesting ones, and publish them and the answers here on a weekly basis. Just keep them coming.

The photograph you see below, is one of the originals taken right at the start by our good friend Martin Niklasson. It is Adam Norman on the left, and Richard Bull on the right. They’re the reason I got into the craft beer business in the first place. #goodtimes

Research has shown that exposure to light damages beer and affects its flavour

Since we started Beerbliotek, we’ve always tried to educate our customers and consumers. Not because we know everything, because we don’t. What we’ve tried to share is the stuff we have learned from having started two breweries, installing a bottling line, a canning line and having brewed 162 different beers in three years. Some lessons were easy to learn, other were harder, but one thing’s for sure, the learning process is never finished.

One subject getting a lot of attention at the moment is how sunlight affects beer. The advert below is from Estrella, where they changed the colour of their bottle from light brown, to dark brown, and as they say “Research has shown that exposure to light damages beer and affects its flavour”. This may be the reason why certain beers with see-through glass bottles need a slice of lemon?

This is one reason why cans are so good. No air, and no light.

Walking through Gothenburg as we regularly do, it’s always great to see our beer on display. This morning we went for an early morning coffee at Da Matteo, where they sell our low ABV beers Session IPA and Sockerbruket Saison. Now they’re not just customers, but also collaborators, cause we’ve brewed a couple of beers using their coffee. Don’t miss them if you ever visit Gothenburg.

To end of, we’d just like to remind you that our #FreshestCanInTheLand competition ends at the end of this month. See details below, as well as some inspiration from our other entrants.

Below you can see where to get hold of our beer, plus links to our webshop, as well as our Instagram feed.

 

That’s it for this week, have a great weekend.

Webshop

If you’d like to get hold of the same Beer T-Shirt Richard is wearing then you’d need to get to our webshop soon. We have limited stocks available.

But fear not, we’re releasing our new merchandise range soon, so keep watching this space.

#FreshestCanInTheLand #Competition

One month left to 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.

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