We started the week with a Bachelorette party and ended it off releasing a Passion for Strawberry Blondes – Weekly Brewery Update

This week was as busy as what it gets in the brewery, with the packaging and release of two new beers in bottles, A Passion for Strawberry Blondes and Hopped and Hyped.

But just as everyone got back from Brewskival last weekend and thought the week was going start off as usual with a brew day, it started off with a lot of leopard prints and feathers. Or more than we’re used to in the brewery in any case.

These are possibly the most fun parties we have at the brewery. Don't know why...

We started the week off with a Hen Party or Bachelorette party and tasting at 11am on a Monday morning. Who would want a better start to the week?

Safe to say the girls had fun, or so we were told when we called in later on that night. And that’s as much as we’re going to share 🙂

We’re very much a “what happens on tour, stays on tour” kind of brewery 🙂 Or in our case “What happens at beer festivals, stay at beer festivals”.

The terms hen party, hen do or hen night are common in the United Kingdom and Ireland, while the terms hens party or hens night are common in Australia and New Zealand, and the term bachelorette party is common in the United States and Canada.

Last week we ended Friday off with the packaging of Single Hop Mosaic. I have to admit, there’s nothing quite like taking one off the line right at the end and cracking it open, when it’s just been canned, and ice cold.

But I got to the brewery late, and had to settle for one from the fridge. Still only four hours old, or four hours fresh.

We posted the photo below on our social channels, and I was intrigued by one comment which said; “Not my favourite”. That was the perfect comment, and the reason we have made over 30 different IPA’s since we started. In Swedish we have a saying; “All gillar olika”, which translates to “We’re all different” or “We all like different things”.

We’re going to keep exploring IPA’s, different hops, different malt combinations, and who knows where we’ll end. Who knows, you may not even have found your favourite IPA yet?

Do you have a Passion for Strawberry Blondes?

This is the sixth in our range of Berliners. In this one we’ve added Strawberries and Passion Fruit. It’s still on 3,8% and very refreshing. It’s just been bottled in the last week, so would hopefully start showing up in a store close to you soon.

In our sixth Berliner we’ve added a lot of passion… fruit, and strawberries. It’s as simple as that. This beer is dedicated to everyone living their life full of passion.

Hopped and Hyped IPA bottles out this week

Hopped and Hyped has now been bottled and will be available in the coming weeks. It follows up on our previous IPA Raters Gonna Rate. There just seems to be no end to the amount of IPA’s the market can consume, or what is possible to brew.

It’s the naming of the beers that may become a challenge 😉

#beerbliotek #craftbrewery #craftbeer #swedishcraftbeer #ipa #163 #hops #nowdrinking #beerporn #hopporn #instabeer #beergeek #beergasm #beerpix #goodtimes #cheers #beer #drinkfresh

Be on the lookout for Hip Hops Mango

Last week we launched Hip Hops Mango. It based on our award winning IPA in a can Hip Hops. But then we added copious amounts of mango. It’s only available in kegs, so be on the lookout for the tap tag below at a bar or restaurant near you.

If you’re lucky you may even have the opportunity to try them side by side.

#049 Hip Hops and #165 Hip Hops Mango

The Hopinator

This week I was on a trip to Stockholm, and stopped by our good friends at BrewDog bar Södermalm. That specific night they had our 3,5% Session IPA in the Hopinator. The Hopinator is effectively a way of infusing an extra dose of hops (or coffee, or cocoa beans, spices, fruit etc) on the bar itself at the point of serve. In this case it was Strawberries, Mango, Peach and Blackberries.

If you’re interested to read more about the Hopinator, then read Chris Hall’s article from 2013. It’s good reading.

The Hopinator is effectively a way of infusing an extra dose of hops (or coffee, or cocoa beans, spices, fruit etc) on the bar itself at the point of serve.
The Hopinator at BrewDog bar Södermalm in Stockholm.
The Hopinator at BrewDog bar Södermalm in Stockholm.

In the last week, I had a look through some old archived photos from when we started, and stumbled across this one of myself grinding malt manually. We had a smaller brewery back then, so it was just eight 25kg bags or 200kg. All ground with the help of a hand drill. Seems like a life time ago, if you even compare it to last week’s update where we shared bottling and capping by hand.

Darryl crushing malt manually in 2013

That’s it from us for this week. Yesterday we released some news about our Member’s club event on the 16th of September. Check it out on Facebook, and get in touch if you’re in Gothenburg that night. One beer that we will definitely have on tap is Sour Berry Quite Contrary, our first sour from our old Sockerbruket brewery.

Until next week.

Keep well.

Webshop

If you’d like to get hold of the same Beer T-Shirt Henrik 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! 

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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.

🍻🍋

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.