Pilsners, Black Berliner Weisses, Sours and a whole lot of yellow.

In this week’s Brewery Update we release Strapontin, we talk about our new Pilsner as well as our new sour beers and our Brewery Tap Room gets a facelift.

Does anyone want a Pilsner?

Cause James just brewed our second one.

This past week we decided to brew another Pilsner. It will be our second one after Pilsner One-O-One which was our hundred and first beer in our beer library. We brewed it quite a few times, but stopped at the end of 2017. A month or so ago we appointed a new brewer, James Boatright, who can teach us a thing or two about Lagers and Pilsners, so he got the job. At the moment the our new, secret name, Pilsner is in a fermentation tank happily bubbling away.

If you don’t know, then Pilsner (also pilsener or simply pils) is a type of pale lager. It takes its name from the Bohemian city of Pilsen, where it was first produced in 1842. The world’s first blond lager, the original Pilsner Urquell, is still produced there today.

The introduction to Germany of modern refrigeration by Carl von Linde in the late 19th century eliminated the need for caves for beer storage, enabling the brewing of cool fermenting beer in many new locations. Until recently the Pilsner Urquell brewery fermented its beer using open barrels in the cellars beneath their brewery. This changed in 1993 with the use of large cylindrical tanks. Small samples are still brewed in a traditional way for taste comparisons.

A modern pale lager termed a pilsner may have a very light, clear colour from pale to golden yellow, with varying levels of hop aroma and flavour. The alcohol strength of beers termed pilsner vary but are typically around 4.5%–5% (by volume).

Ours will be around around 4,6% and unfiltered, available in both cans and on tap. More about that later, but be sure you will be able to taste it at our Brewery Tap Room first.

Strapontin.

Our Black Berliner Weisse is out now.

A can of Strapontin, a Black Berliner Weisse brewed in collaboration with Belgium Brewery L'Ermitage and Swedish Craft Brewery Beerbliotek.

At this last weekend’s Brewery Tap Room we released the first cans of Strapontin. The Black Berliner Weisse collaboration we did together at our Kungssten brewery with our French sounding Belgian friends from L’Ermitage.

We’ve done a few Berliner Weisses over the last five years, and this is our first black one. For flavour we added Raspberries and Coffee, and the comments at the Tap Room was “Refreshing” and “Surprising”. Sure it’s definitely not everyone’s cup of tea, but worth a try, you might just like it.

We just started shipping it to pubs and restaurants, and our export customers will also be getting their hands on it soon, so keep uour eye peeled.

If you’re interested in the design side of things, then the label was also a collaboration between the two breweries, where both designers contributed to the final picture. And yes, that is Emil, our office administrator on his first beer label.

Hello Sweden.

A Witbier and A Session IPA.

A can of Göteborgswits, the collaboration Witbier between Swedish Breweries Odd Island and Beerbliotek.
A hops aromatic flavour with light-bread, melon, fresh herbs and citrus flavours.

Göteborgswits is a tribute to the Gothenburg wit, hence they really corny joke. We brewed it first in 2017 with our mates from Odd Island Brewing and decided to release it this summer at Systembolaget, the Swedish Monopoly. It’s perfect for drinking in the sun, cause this hot Swedish summer does not look like it’s going to end.

A can packshot of A Moment of Clarity, the Session IPA brewed by Beerbliotek Craft Brewery in Sweden.
A Hop aromatic taste with a gentle bitterness, hints of Mango, Passion Fruit, Grapefruit Peel, Pine Needles and Pineapple.

Since this beer went into the permanent assortment at Systembolaget, it’s just been selling better and better. We’re happy with the feedback from everyone. It truly has become what we wanted it to become, a beer that is sessionable and accessible to everyone. The low ABV makes it perfect for drinking more than one.

A can of A Moment of Clarity, the Best Rated Session IPA in Sweden, upside down in a glass, during a tasting in the Beerbliotek Brewery.

The Quarterfinals!!

Good job Sweden.

This is just a shout out from us to the Swedish Football team who made us proud at the Football World Cup over the weekend. Sure they lost to England, but they made it to the Quarter Finals. Far better teams didn’t even get out of their groups. Won’t mention any names.

But thanks again for the good times Sweden, time to look forward to the next one.

Sours.

There’s a new one out soon.

This past week we spent some time in our original brewery down by the river under the bridge, where it all started. That brewery is now a sour brewery only, where we experiment with mixed fermentation beers, and barrel ageing amongst other things. We spent some time tasting beers from the tanks and barrels, and is personally my favourite part of the job.

We’ve released five beers from that brewery so far, and will be doing so more frequently than previously. There’s also talk about doing some bottles down there, but for now all beer from there are sold in kegs so get it on tap whenever you can, there’s not a lot available from each batch.

How it works is that we brew a beer or base at our Kungssten Brewery and fill two containers. We then drive it down in our van to our Sockerbruket Sour Brewery and fill the empty fermentation tanks. Then we start the fun with the yeast.

The latest one that’s heading out the door right now is a mixed fermentation sour called, Feeding the birds and hoping for something in return. The next one being packaged is called, Naughty by Nurture, also a mixed fermentation sour. More on that soon.

And finally.

Our Brewery Tap Room got a facelift.

A month or so ago we started painting our Brewery outside wall, and this last week spent time giving our Tap Room a facelift. We wanted it to look fresh and inviting, and the painting was completed just in time for our Friday night customers arriving at 5pm.

If you want to join us and drink any of the ten beers we always have on our Beer list, then follow our Tap Room Facebook page, or have a look at the dates for July, then stop by and say hi. There’s no booking required, just think about it as a wine farm, where you go and taste wine, except this is beer, and the beer list changes every second weekend we’re open.

 

That’s it from us for this week, until next time.

Cheers from Beerbliotek

Get hold of our beers.

Systembolaget

Visit our Systembolaget page, to see the entire range. All of them can be bought can buy in-store at certain stores, or you can order them to your closest store via Systembolaget.se.

Folköl (Low ABV Beers)

A can of Beerbliotek Session IPA, low ABV beer (Folköl).
We mash this low ABV beer warmer than usual to retain the malt backbone. We then hop it with loads of Citra and Motueka to give aroma and flavour to a beer you can enjoy all day.

On our Folköl page you can see our entire assortment, as well as the Stores & Supermarkets, such as ICA & Hemköp that stock them across Sweden. At our Tap Room you can buy them directly from us.

Internationally

Fresh cans of Beerbliotek "Not Guilty! The juice IPA" waiting to be shipped.
Fresh cans of "Not Guilty! The juice IPA" waiting to be shipped.

Have a look at the beers from our Standard Assortment, or the new beers from our Special Assortment.

If you’d like to get hold of our beers from the distributors, then get in touch, and we’ll link them up with you. If you’re keen to distribute our beer in your country, then get in touch, and we can discuss possibilities with you.

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Fruity taste with a little sweetness, hints of Apricot, dried Dates, breadcrumbs, Orange, subtle Chocolate, nougat and Brown Sugar. Fruity aroma with hints of Apricot, dried Dates, breadcrumbs, orange, chocolate and brown sugar.

Alone in a field of plenty, our Dark Wheat Wine, is now available in Sweden 🇸🇪 at @systembolaget

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A clear modern West Coast IPA. The aroma is zesty, A clear modern West Coast IPA. The aroma is zesty, with classic Grapefruit and Orange Peel, along with some Pine and soft herbal tones. The flavour has most of the classic peel tones alongside cherry fruit candy from the light caramel malts. There is a pronounced bitterness and the finish is very crisp.

Get yours @systembolaget in Sweden 🇸🇪 

#beerbliotek #westcoastipa #canart #beercan #craftbeer #öl #starköl

A clear modern West Coast IPA. The aroma is zesty, with classic Grapefruit and Orange Peel, along with some Pine and soft herbal tones. The flavour has most of the classic peel tones alongside cherry fruit candy from the light caramel malts. There is a pronounced bitterness and the finish is very crisp.

Get yours @systembolaget in Sweden 🇸🇪

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Big thanks to all who have stopped by our Tap Room Big thanks to all who have stopped by our Tap Room so far and made our Saturday even better! 😊 We will be open until 9PM tonight. Stop by, say hej and try some of our beer. We recommend trying West Coast IPA, our new beer coming out 3rd August 10am at Systembolaget.

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West Coast IPA - 6,5%

A clear modern West Coast IPA. The aroma is zesty, with classic Grapefruit and Orange Peel, along with some Pine and soft herbal tones.

The flavour has most of the classic peel tones alongside cherry fruit-candy from the light caramel malts. There is a pronounced bitterness and the finish is very crisp.

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Our Tap Room is open Saturdays 2-9PM. Take care, stay safe.#beerbliotektaproom

Big thanks to all who have stopped by our Tap Room so far and made our Saturday even better! 😊 We will be open until 9PM tonight. Stop by, say hej and try some of our beer. We recommend trying West Coast IPA, our new beer coming out 3rd August 10am at Systembolaget.

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West Coast IPA - 6,5%

A clear modern West Coast IPA. The aroma is zesty, with classic Grapefruit and Orange Peel, along with some Pine and soft herbal tones.

The flavour has most of the classic peel tones alongside cherry fruit-candy from the light caramel malts. There is a pronounced bitterness and the finish is very crisp.

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Our Tap Room is open Saturdays 2-9PM. Take care, stay safe.#beerbliotektaproom
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Alone in a field of plenty, is a Dark Wheat Wine, which is great now, but also in a few years time, with some ageing. 
#beerbliotek #westcoastipa #barleywine #darkwheatwine #ipa #canart #cans #beercans #craftbeer #beer #öl #starköl

Hello Sweden 🇸🇪 get these two new beers @systembolaget from Monday 3 August.
West Coast IPA is exactly that, a clear, modern West Coast IPA.
Alone in a field of plenty, is a Dark Wheat Wine, which is great now, but also in a few years time, with some ageing.
#beerbliotek #westcoastipa #barleywine #darkwheatwine #ipa #canart #cans #beercans #craftbeer #beer #öl #starköl
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Happy Saturday everyone! It’s a great day here in Gothenburg. ☀️🇸🇪 Our Tap Room opens 2-9PM today. We are looking forward to sharing our beer with you all! 🍻See you soon. Take care, stay safe. Tap Room open Saturdays 2-9PM. #beerbliotektaproom ...

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Have a listen via @16ozcanvas to our designer and Have a listen via @16ozcanvas to our designer and Co-founder @darryl74 as he shares his design journey into Craft Beer. 

https://www.16ozcanvas.com/podcasts/episode-158-darryl-de-necker-beerbliotek

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This week’s featured guest is Darry de Necker of Beerbliotek by way of Sweden, which is just one of the joys of this project to be able to connect with people from around the world especially during these unprecedented times. ⁣
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Darry’s story is s a great one and shows the power of friendship and community. A life list that included starting a business with friends and making it a reality. We discuss how it came to be, his journey and how he has nothing to do with the beer and if we were to speak to him years ago he wouldn’t have even considered himself a beer drinker. ⁣
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We reflect on how some of these sessions would be perfect over several rounds and bottles shared and obviously I’d love to visit Darryl and the Beerbliotek team in Sweden, but this is a perfect framework especially as we discussed sharing bottles that have aged and seeing how they stand up today. ⁣
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Listen, learn and use this episode as a reminder to reach out to a friend or family member you haven’t seen or spoken to in some time to reconnect and share a moment. We all could benefit from just one of these calls in our lives. ⁣

Have a listen via @16ozcanvas to our designer and Co-founder @darryl74 as he shares his design journey into Craft Beer.

https://www.16ozcanvas.com/podcasts/episode-158-darryl-de-necker-beerbliotek

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Repost @16ozcanvas
This week’s featured guest is Darry de Necker of Beerbliotek by way of Sweden, which is just one of the joys of this project to be able to connect with people from around the world especially during these unprecedented times. ⁣

Darry’s story is s a great one and shows the power of friendship and community. A life list that included starting a business with friends and making it a reality. We discuss how it came to be, his journey and how he has nothing to do with the beer and if we were to speak to him years ago he wouldn’t have even considered himself a beer drinker. ⁣

We reflect on how some of these sessions would be perfect over several rounds and bottles shared and obviously I’d love to visit Darryl and the Beerbliotek team in Sweden, but this is a perfect framework especially as we discussed sharing bottles that have aged and seeing how they stand up today. ⁣

Listen, learn and use this episode as a reminder to reach out to a friend or family member you haven’t seen or spoken to in some time to reconnect and share a moment. We all could benefit from just one of these calls in our lives. ⁣
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Did you know Bobek Citra was the 2nd Pale Ale we b Did you know Bobek Citra was the 2nd Pale Ale we brewed? We fell in love with it from the start. It’s stayed with us long enough to move across from a bottle to a can. You can try a fresh batch of Bobek in our Tap Room tomorrow. Open every Saturday 2-9PM. Outdoor seating available 🌞 #beerbliotektaproom

Did you know Bobek Citra was the 2nd Pale Ale we brewed? We fell in love with it from the start. It’s stayed with us long enough to move across from a bottle to a can. You can try a fresh batch of Bobek in our Tap Room tomorrow. Open every Saturday 2-9PM. Outdoor seating available 🌞 #beerbliotektaproom ...

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