19 Feb Installing the canning line – Weekly Update
Last week our cans arrived, and the week before our canning line. This last week we kept on walking past the cans, the canning line and thought about the week ahead. Just installing the canning line and getting the beers in cans out to Systembolaget and the pubs and bars that stock our beer.
So right now there is not much to say except that we’re installing the canning line in the week ahead. Expect some beer spilled on the floor, cans bent, a bit of frustration, but all in all a learning process, so we can install the system together with our suppliers Wild Goose and Crown Cork and afterwards get some cans out in the market for those that love cans, and for those that will come to love cans.
Darryl is back from his trip to the Bergen Whisky and Beer Festival, as well as Adam, who joined Beavertown in the UK for their 4th birthday party. So we’re all going full speed ahead.
But at a time when a brewery is running on less than full speed, and one or two people may even not feel 100%, it’s good to know you have people you can depend on. In steps Axel Hagman, one of our brewers, and one of the most trusted employees. If you want to get things done, he’s your man. We’re happy he’s on our side, and hope he’s with us for a long, long time. Thank you Axel.
Next Festival up is Linköping. The list of beers will be released soon, but it looks like we’ll be launching our cans at the festival. So there’s a hint as to what we’ll bringing.
Some more information available below.
Have a great weekend.
If you could name a beer, what would you call it?
The latest issue of c/o Hops magazine has a very interesting title, “Vad ska vill kalla vår öl?” or in English, what will we call our beer? With that, we decided to ask you to tell us what you would name a beer, if you had a chance to name a beer.
Fill in the form and tell us what you would name the beer and why. We will then credit the name to you on the label if we choose your name. We do make a lot of new beers, and your name might just suit our new beer, so good luck.
For those that don’t read or understand Swedish, there’s another great beer magazine available for free on the reading platform Issuu called Ferment.
“In with the New” Double IPA is out next week
One of our latest Single Batch brews is this 8,0% Double IPA, which was the first beer we brewed in 2016 and the first double IPA in the new Kungsten Brewery. It is a very hoppy beer, with a malt base enhanced with wheat and oats. Look for it end of next week out in your favourite pubs and restaurants.
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.
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.
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.
3,4% – Coffee Stout
Collaboration stout between Beerbliotek, Dugges and Da Matteo Coffee. The Challenge was to create a low ABV coffee stout with the full flavour and mouth feel of an Imperial Stout. We used copious amounts of Da Matteo’s single origin coffee from Carmin Joven’s farm in Colombia to create the great roasted tones and aromas in this beer.
5,0% – Unfiltered Pilsner
This is our first attempt at a pilsner. We never attempted this style as homebrewers. It is generously hopped, and as with all of our beers, it is unfiltered and unpasteurised.
11,0% – Imperial Stout
The winter nights in Sweden are long, dark and cold. We created this beer to keep you company through those hours of eternal darkness.
5,5% – American pale Ale
For this Pale Ale we use Styrian Bobek Hops from Slovenia and Citra Hops from the US. This combines the gentle citrus tones of European noble hops with the more in your face aromas of US high alpha Hops.
6,9% – Cascade & Columbus Hops
Cascade and Columbus Hops present fresh pine and citrus characteristics, combined with the coffee and liquorice tones from our blend of roasted malts. For us, it’s all the things a Black IPA should be.
5,5% – Fruit Pale Ale
We ferment this Pale Ale with a massive amount of Raspberries. With 30% Wheat in the malt bill, it has a slight sourness we think works nicely with the Raspberry aroma.
6,0% – IPA
Hip Hops contains a combination of what we consider to be the current “Hipster Hops”. A clean malt profile of Pale Malt and Carapils leaves a crisp clean finish, allowing the hops to really shine.