There comes a time in everyone’s life when they should stand back and say, I (f*cking) made it – Weekly Update

I (f*cking) made it is not just the name of one of our new beers, but also something a lot of students and final year scholars have been saying in the last two weeks here in Sweden, as some of them finished years of school whilst others their university studies. To all of you we say good luck. You (f’cking) made it.

Sweden is a country with great traditions, and why should finishing school be any different. Since the 1980s and especially after the university reforms in the 1990s, when vocational training was three years having previously been two, as well as it becoming easier to obtain large quantities of strong drink, the graduation celebrations have increased, and became more and more public and, in part, localised to the streets.

By Einarspetz (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The weather in Gothenburg particularly doesn’t always play along, but who cares if you’ve just finished school right?

In addition, with fewer and fewer young people in Sweden being confirmed or doing military service, the graduation celebrations seems to have become an important rite of passage. Which is why a lot of these parties include elements of singing, dancing, waving and shouting.

In many instances there’s an arranged student cortege or “student train”. The cortege can consist of tractors with trailers, cars, motorcycles or “student trucks”. Often adorned the floats with birch twigs, balloons and sheets with texts, slogans or the class name.

It is also common for a student reception held in the home of each student.

And this is where we, together with our friends at Haket in Gothenburg brewed a Dry Hopped Pils to celebrate their daughter, Nicole, finishing school. That’s why you can see Henrik and Axel walking down the road yesterday, as we were on our way to just such a home welcoming festival. But honestly, it’s not often we take a keg of beer with us.

It is our hope that a lot of people will be able to try this beer, and even just for a moment, think about what you have achieved, and say to yourself I (f*cking) made it.

As part of our way of sharing the excitement of having a canning line, we’re going to be posting some video on our YouTube channel and on our blog, just to show some parts of the process of canning beer. In this clip, you can see the can being filled with CO2, then beer, then a cap, just before moving on to be sealed. In this case it is cans of Bobek Citra, our American Pale Ale.

The winter nights in Sweden are long, dark and cold. We created this beer to keep you company through those hours of eternal darkness.

Moving into summer one would think it’ll all be just about Pale Ales and IPAs, or even a Berliner thrown into the mix. And yes, that is true. But some beer needs to spend some time in the bottle to settle. That beer is Eternal Darkness, and if you want to talk about a long brew day, then that would be a good starting point. We brewed this beer now, so that it’ll be ready once the seasons turn again, because as the label says: “The winter nights in Sweden are long, dark and cold. We created this beer to keep you company through those hours of eternal darkness.”

Say my name, say my name.

Along with “I (f*cking) made it, which we released yesterday, we’ve also released the bottles of “Sally the Saler”, our kettle soured Saison.

Next week we have a surprise release of a new IPA. And no, it’s not called “Say my name, say my name”.

We have combined a complex hop profile including a first wort, and a rich malt body to create a beer that is nice now but is designed to age.

In March we had our third birthday, and as part of my personal journey into this beer world, having come from Cape Town and drinking wine, is to find aged beer. Yes indeed, beer can age. Now granted, we’re only three and a bit years old, but I’ve been going around to some of our regular customers to see which of our first beers they might still have in stock.

Last week Thursday on our way home, Richard and I stumbled onto the first Barley Wine we brewed, the “Brewer’s Edition 2013”. It was beer #26, and if you understand, we’ve just brewed #160, so it feels older than the three years. On the label it says: We have combined a complex hop profile including a first wort, and a rich malt body to create a beer that is nice now but is designed to age.” In my opinion, it has aged well, but maybe not our best try. We’ll apologise now for not telling where these beers are, because then there’ll be none left for us 😉

With all of that said, we wish you all a good weekend. And if you’re Swedish, enjoy the long weekend and the Swedish National Day on Monday.

 

Cheers from us.

#FreshestCanInTheLand #Competition

Compete in our freshest can in the land competition and stand a chance to win tickets to the All in Beer Festival.

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Vinnarölen. Sänkt mig till hcp 19,7 #freshestcanintheland
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6 cans for en hundralapp beerbliotek !
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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

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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.

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! 

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

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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.

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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.

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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! 

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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.”

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