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.

No wonder Pang Pang called their first beer “Putting in the Hours“.

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.

If you have a burning question, fire away…

    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.

    #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.

    #Beerbliotek Bobek Citra APA, #Swedish #CraftBeer, #Beer, #BeerSweden, #BringYourOwnBeer, ‪#FreshestCanInTheLand
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    Vinnarölen. Sänkt mig till hcp 19,7 #freshestcanintheland
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    Nice price on the #freshestcanintheland
6 cans for en hundralapp beerbliotek !
#beerbliotek #craftbeerporn #folkölsrevolutionen #lilladelin #folksbeer
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    We stopped near a handy stream during today's ride #naturalcooling
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    After a one hour hike up to the waterfall, the beer was well earnt :) #freshestcanintheland
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    Swedish summers are normally a mixture of sun and rain. After some tropical days we got some relief today in the form of a few tiny thunderstorms. Regardless of weather some beers can be classified as all-around refreshments. Personally the Mosaic from Beerbliotek became one of those hell-or-high-water-beers you could rely on this summer! 🎶 by Biffy Clyro

#beerbliotek #beerblioteksinglehopmosaicipa #outofcompetition #freshestcanintheland #rainbeer #sunbeer #anyweatherbeer  #sipsavourrepeat #beerbant #beerpics #craftbeer #beerstagram #beernerdtt #ttbeerknurd #beerisart #beerart #hitiiiixbeer #bier #birra #olut #öl #øl #beerporn #cerveza #instabeer #beernation #eyeofthebeerholder
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    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.

    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

    Beer Release Friday 16 April starting 2PM @brewdoggoteborg! 

🍻🍋 

We’re releasing the first beer to come out of our latest brewery project – beerbliotek experimental brew.

🍻🍋

beerbliotek experimental brew is a project focussed fully on exploration and experimentation. By bringing a small 100 litre brew kit in to play with the go-ahead for pushing boundaries and playfulness in a creative space, our brewers get to go nuts and try ingredients and different beer styles as a smaller batch. It gives them the freedom to experiment, hence the name.

🍻🍋

Linda Bengtström is the creator of the first experimental brew. You may remember Linda spent some time with us in the brewery this year as a portion of her brewing studies. At Beerbliotek, we decided as part of the education process for interns at our brewery, to create the opportunity for them to design their own recipe and brew that beer on our Experimental kit.

🍻🍋

Introducing Hoppy Lemon Sour Ale. This is a special one-time brew and limited beer release. As Linda is the Assistant Manager @brewdoggoteborg , we thought it was only fitting for them to be the only bar to get the batch! 

🍻🍋

From the creator:
“I’m always dreaming of warmer days, and I wanted to brew a beer to remind me of summer. Juicy sour lemon haze meets tropical, citrusy hops with a hint of coconut and dry hopped for that extra punch! Refreshing and super drinkable, like lemonade. But better.”

🍻🍋
 
Join us & @saganomlinda on Friday if you’re feeling healthy 🍻 book a table via @brewdoggoteborg Facebook.

Take Care and Stay Safe.

    Beer Release Friday 16 April starting 2PM @brewdoggoteborg!

    🍻🍋

    We’re releasing the first beer to come out of our latest brewery project – beerbliotek experimental brew.

    🍻🍋

    beerbliotek experimental brew is a project focussed fully on exploration and experimentation. By bringing a small 100 litre brew kit in to play with the go-ahead for pushing boundaries and playfulness in a creative space, our brewers get to go nuts and try ingredients and different beer styles as a smaller batch. It gives them the freedom to experiment, hence the name.

    🍻🍋

    Linda Bengtström is the creator of the first experimental brew. You may remember Linda spent some time with us in the brewery this year as a portion of her brewing studies. At Beerbliotek, we decided as part of the education process for interns at our brewery, to create the opportunity for them to design their own recipe and brew that beer on our Experimental kit.

    🍻🍋

    Introducing Hoppy Lemon Sour Ale. This is a special one-time brew and limited beer release. As Linda is the Assistant Manager @brewdoggoteborg , we thought it was only fitting for them to be the only bar to get the batch!

    🍻🍋

    From the creator:
    “I’m always dreaming of warmer days, and I wanted to brew a beer to remind me of summer. Juicy sour lemon haze meets tropical, citrusy hops with a hint of coconut and dry hopped for that extra punch! Refreshing and super drinkable, like lemonade. But better.”

    🍻🍋

    Join us & @saganomlinda on Friday if you’re feeling healthy 🍻 book a table via @brewdoggoteborg Facebook.

    Take Care and Stay Safe.
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    We are Ombibulous. We see the merit in all drinks, and we enjoy every one of them.

When we founded Beerbliotek, we did it with the dream of doing something different. Brewing new beers every week, always. Now that almost seems the norm.

8 years on, and that dream is still alive. But it's a dream of doing something more.

Over late nights, travel and our love of flavours, we thought why not? Why only beer? We are Ombibulous.

18 months ago we decided to examine the possibility of making a larger array of drinks. Since our first child has now grown up. It’s time to extend the family. 

@wetcityspirits is born from our love of these things. 

So our first release is a Gin. A Gin we have worked rigorously on for a long time. Striving to achieve our goal of making a Gin for 100 drinks. But our future is more than Gin. Our future is grain to glass. Our future is fermented fruits. Our future, after all, is Ombibulous. 

Follow our journey on @wetcityspirits 

Photo credit 📸 @drickor 
Bottle artwork 🖼 by @thisorthat.art 

#gin #wetcity #wetcityspirits #spirits #sweden #sverige #swedishgin #svenskgin #systembolaget #cocktails #gibson #ombibulous #weareombibulous #iamombibulous

    We are Ombibulous. We see the merit in all drinks, and we enjoy every one of them.

    When we founded Beerbliotek, we did it with the dream of doing something different. Brewing new beers every week, always. Now that almost seems the norm.

    8 years on, and that dream is still alive. But it's a dream of doing something more.

    Over late nights, travel and our love of flavours, we thought why not? Why only beer? We are Ombibulous.

    18 months ago we decided to examine the possibility of making a larger array of drinks. Since our first child has now grown up. It’s time to extend the family.

    @wetcityspirits is born from our love of these things.

    So our first release is a Gin. A Gin we have worked rigorously on for a long time. Striving to achieve our goal of making a Gin for 100 drinks. But our future is more than Gin. Our future is grain to glass. Our future is fermented fruits. Our future, after all, is Ombibulous.

    Follow our journey on @wetcityspirits

    Photo credit 📸 @drickor
    Bottle artwork 🖼 by @thisorthat.art

    #gin #wetcity #wetcityspirits #spirits #sweden #sverige #swedishgin #svenskgin #systembolaget #cocktails #gibson #ombibulous #weareombibulous #iamombibulous
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    Darryl De Necker
    darryl@beerbliotek.com

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