16 Jul Light, strong and incredibly durable – is Aluminium the metal that just keeps on giving? – Weekly Update
Crazy days in the brewery. One misses those on vacation for sure. More hands make light work, especially on a week like this where we packaged more than 15 000 bottles.
There’s a reason we prefer kegs. 20 or 30 litres at a time compared to 330ml at a time. Be that as it may, the stock in our warehouse is looking decent again.
Light, strong and incredibly durable - is Aluminium the metal that just keeps on giving?
The BBC Daily has been creating Podcasts about metals. One of them is about Aluminium. It’s really interesting to hear the facts, the benefits and some of the negatives. All in all however, it’s a great metal. And makes for a great holder for beer. You can listen to the Podcast online, or download the MP3 below.
To learn the brewing industry, the craft of brewing and in the end become a master brewer.
In our brewery we’ve had a lot of different people. Some employees, some apprentices, some are trainees and even an intern or two.
Linus Pilebrand is currently an apprentice at the brewery, and if you’re not already following his Facebook page, then get on it. That’s where he talks about his journey from an amateur home-brewer to a professional brewer as an apprentice at Beerbliotek.
We get a lot of questions on what it takes to open a brewery, and it’s best to hear it from someone who’s busy putting in the hours. Cause that is really what it takes. Ask anyone who’s started a brewery and they will say the same thing, you need to put in the hours, it’s a lot of hard work.
Your questions answered
Last week we opened the floor to your questions to Adam and Richard, our two brewers. Below we have some of the questions and answers.
Now that you’ve established a trademark and got a stable production and plenty of good beer out for sale: is it possible to make a living on this profession in Gothenburg?
Not an easy question to answer, but we’ll try.
All breweries have different business plans. Our plan has been to invest in the brewery ourselves. That includes money, but especially time. Only two of the six owners are employed at the brewery. What that means in other words is that we don’t all work at the brewery full time, but we do all work with the brewery the whole time 😉
Why don’t you open a bar? Such as Brewers Beer Bar, Hagabion, and further afield Mikkeler and Omnipollo. It would be a great calling card for the brewery.
While it is a great idea to have a bar associated to the brewery, when you look at the bars mentioned, you see that of those people, only Stigbergets run both the bar and a brewery.
We don’t have more than a minute over while running the brewery as it is. Without being able to fully dedicate someone’s time to the bar, we don’t feel like we could do it the service it requires. But who knows, maybe in the future…
How long does beer ferment?
The long answer is that there’s too many variables playing a part, to say a beer ferments in four days or eight days. There’s no timetable for beer, cause the fermentation process is affected by the yeast strain used, the amount of yeast pitched, the specific gravity of the wort, the water, temperature and a host of other factors.
The short answer to this question is the beer should ferment until it is done. When it is done is another question all together.
One last reminder to tag your photos with #FreshestCanInTheLand to stand a chance to win those two tickets to the All in Beer Festival in Gothenburg in November. Read more below.
That’s all for this week. Have a great time if you’re on vacation, and keep safe.
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.
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.