Midsummer, dancing and sunshine – Weekly Update

This weekend is an important weekend in the Swedish calendar. It’s the period of time centred upon the summer solstice, and more specifically the Northern European celebrations that accompany the actual solstice or take place on a day between June 19 and June 25 and the preceding evening.

More importantly though it’s a time for everyone to just let go, enjoy the sunshine and get together with friends and family for the tradition lunch which consists of pickled herring, egg, meatballs, hard bread and lots of schnapps. In the end there’s always strawberries.

The other part of Midsummer consists of raising and dancing around a maypole. Greenery placed over houses and barns were supposed to bring good fortune and health to people and livestock. To decorate with greens, in Swedish was called “att maja” or “to may” in English and may be the origin of the word “majstång”, where maja originally comes from the month May, or vice versa. Today, however, it is most commonly called a “midsommarstång”, which literally translates to midsummer pole.

There’s also the pagan rites side to the Maypole and has a lot to do with Freyja and Freyr which has a phallic symbol. During the Viking age there were rituals centered around this, as a worshipping of fertility and a rich harvest.

So midsummer is a great time to visit Sweden. It’s when we’re at our happiest.

During this last week, Henrik and I went to Stockholm, to release five new beers at Bishop’s Arms in Södermalm. It was great to see so many familiar faces, and meet so many new faces. The beers we took with us was in Sally the Saler, Man goes crazy for peaches, Monkey Business, I (f*cking) made it and Beerbiblioteket, if that is your real name?

It was quite a variety, from Pilsner, to Berliner, to IPA and Pale Ale. Man goes crazy for peaches has also been packaged and has already been leaving the brewery in both bottles and kegs. So look out for it in a pub near you 🙂

In this last while we’ve been focussing a lot on our canning line, even though we still produce more beer in bottles and even more in kegs. One of the reasons for cans has been because of the environmental benefits if you compare cans to bottles. The same goes for kegs, when you compare metal kegs to the KeyKegs we use.

The KeyKeg company has a very big environmental focus. KeyKegs are lightweight and recyclable, because all the raw materials can be separated in just a few steps and used to make new KeyKegs. Probably the most important parts of KeyKegs are they they’re already made from 100% recycled plastic.

Fewer shipments are required, and empty kegs do not need to be returned, which is around a 65% saving on transport, which in the end affects the price of the beer.

From a design perspective they are very compact, which means that KeyKegs have a 25-30% higher loading capacity than steel kegs, which is great for the environment. Fewer shipments are required, and empty kegs do not need to be returned, which is around a 65% saving on transport, which in the end affects the price of the beer.

Using recyclable kegs also means we don’t need harsh chemicals for intensive cleaning, as you do with steel kegs.

So there’s a lot you can do if you’re an environmentally conscious beer drinker.

This last week we posted about our Berliner “A Passion for Gingers“, that we in error discontinued at the Swedish monopoly Systembolaget. We have rectified the error, and the beer will again be available from this coming Monday. Just in time to stock up for your summer vacation.

You can follow this link to order it to your closest store.

That is it from us for this week’s brewery update. We hope you’re enjoying the weekend, and stay safe if you’re on holiday or travelling.

 

Until next week. Cheers.

#FreshestCanInTheLand #Competition

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.

Beerbliotek Folköl down at the local ICA Supermarket.

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.