What does Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, Scotland and Spain all have in common? – Biweekly Brewery Update

This week is all about collaborations in multiple countries and with breweries from multiple countries, travelling and our biggest Tap Takeover ever.

Belgium Collaboration with L’Ermitage.

They sounded French to us.

Belgian Brewery L'Ermitage brewing a collaboration with Swedish Craft Brewery Beerbliotek.

Last week our friends from L’Ermitage in Belgian visited us, right after spending a week with our Irish mates from Whiplash. L’Ermitage is a nano brewery from Brussels, and they really make great beers. As with Whiplash, we brewed a Berliner Weisse, but this one is black. We will add some coffee into the fermentation in the next week or so, after dumping a lot of Raspberries into the beer on day two of the collaboration brew day.

We had a great night with them out in Gothenburg at Brewers Beer Bar, talking about what we want to name the beer and there was a lot of laughs. As is usually the case when we come up with names whilst drinking beer.

We’ve settled on the name, and the design, now it’s just to get it done. We’ll share more news in the coming weeks. But it will be released at our Brewery Tap Room first, that you can be sure of.

Irish Collaboration #2 with Whiplash.

I can’t undrink the things I’ve drunk.

A can packshot of I can't undrink the things I have drunk, a Berliner Weisse collaboration between Irish Brewery Whiplash and Swedish Craft Brewery Beerbliotek.

Our second collaboration with our Irish mates from Whiplash is a calmer affair, we think. Our first collaboration, which we brewed in Dublin, was a Fig & Rye Belgian Quadruple, at a very “easy drinking” 8%

Our second collaboration is a Berliner Weisse, with Potato and Spruce tips. Yes that wasn’t a typo, it’s got Potato and Spruce Tips, and will end on around 4%

The time we spent with these guys was great, it also included a tap takeover at Brewers Beer Bar, where we indulged in their superb 2,8% Northern Lights. One of the best beers we’ve had all year, or if you ask anyone who attended the night. Great stuff, we wished we brewed it.

This latest Berliner Weisse is in line for packaging in two weeks or so, and will be available at our Brewery Tap Room first, as always 🙂

Spanish collaboration Hacerse el Sueco.

Released at our Brewery Tap Room this weekend.

A can packshot of Hacerse El Sueco, a Farmhouse IPA collaboration between Spanish Naparbier and Swedish Craft Brewery Beerbliotek.

Since opening our Brewery Tap Room 18 months ago, we’ve had great interaction with not just the Swedish public, but a lot of tourists that have made it across the waters for a visit.

We always use our Tap Room to launch new beers. We always have new beers. And our Tap Room is open every second weekend, so it works out well. You can never miss a weekend, cause then you’ll miss a new beer.

This coming weekend, we’re releasing our second collaboration with Naparbier, this one brewed at our Kungssten Brewery. It’s a week old, so this Farmhouse IPA is fresh, fresh, fresh. Come by and try it, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed.

Maybe the last batch?

Du luktar lite som första gången jag träffade dig.

We like brewing new beer. We’ve just brewed our 217th. That means some other beers we love need to make place and space on the shelf for something new. This Double IPA, our 7th with a Swedish name, has been with us since October 2017, and sold really well at the Swedish Monopoly, and on export, but we feel it is time to move on. We loved brewing it, and we will have fond memories of it, the design and the name.

Yesterday we packaged, what we think was the last batch we will brew of this beer. In Sweden it makes way at Systembolaget for a proper summer beer Götebrogswits, our Witbier collaboration with Odd Island Brewing, we first brewed in 2017.

Hello Copenhagen.

Our biggest Tap Takeover to date is heading to Bootleggers.

The Beerbliotek Brewery Canning line in operation filling their popular IPA Hip Hops.

On the 9th of May we will be in Copenhagen. Henrik & Richard will be at our largest Tap Takeover yet. We are taking over all 20 taps at Bootleggers, with some of our known beers, some very special Barrel Aged Beers and some new sours from our Sockerbruket Sour Brewery. We’ll be available from 18h30 to answer any questions you have or just enjoy a beer with us. Looking forward to seeing you all.

Here’s a link to the Facebook Event, where there’s also a full list of the beers.

Hello Scotland.

Richard is heading your way with some beer.

Richard Bull tasting Modersmjölk in the Beerbliotek Brewery. It's the White IPA Beerbliotek brewed in collaboration with Moon Dog from Australia.

Richard is one of our founders, and along with Adam one of our head brewers. Originally from New Zealand, he’s been living in Sweden for the past 12 or so years, and started writing the idea behind Beerbliotek around 3 years before we actually started the brewery.

He’s heading across to Glasgow for a collaboration with Fallen Brewing and they’re also planning an event with our distributor at Shilling Brewing Company on the 17th of May. He’s bringing a lot of new beers across, so don’t miss out. He’s a classy guy, so if you see him in the pub, say hi.

The Netherlands collaboration with Kaapse Brouwers.

Bertil is getting some finishing touches.

Two weeks ago we wrote about our collaboration with our friends from Kaapse Brouwers. It just got a few finishing touches of red & green peppercorns to balance the fish skins, then it will continue bubbling away in a tank in Rotterdam.

Bertil will be ready soon, so stay tuned.

Hello Sweden.

Even more beers at Systembolaget.

Göteborgswits

This melon Witbier was first brewed at a small scale at our friends Odd Island, then we had the beer on tap at our brewery, whilst we had an open brew day, brewing the same beer at our Kungssten Brewery.

That allowed everyone to taste the beer that they watched being brewed. Yes we’re complicated like that.

This year we decided to release it at the Swedish Monopoly Systembolaget, and the date is July 1. It will go in as our standard assortment, so you don’t have to fear it will disappear. We’ve just brewed another batch, so there’s be enough. It will also head out the door to our export markets.

The name celebrates the Gothenburg Humour, which is why is has that corny joke on the label. Perfect.

A can of Göteborgswits, the collaboration Witbier between Swedish Breweries Odd Island and Beerbliotek.
That’s not how anagrams work, mate.

Thank you to everyone that bought this beer so far since it launched on May the 2nd. It’s a really great beer for summer, and suits the Swedish Herring, we will all eat over Midsummer, really well.

It is in limited supply, as we only produced 10,000 cans, so you do not want to miss out.

A packshot of That's not how anagrams work, mate, a Gose with Beetroot, Sour Cherries and Pepper, brewed by the Swedish Craft Brewery Beerbliotek.

And finally.

Our Brewery Tap Room is opening its Outdoor Serving Area this weekend.

Every time we open our Tap Room, we try and have something for everyone. And that’s no different this time around.

We’ll be opening the doors to our Brewery Tap Room on Friday 17-21 and Saturday 14-19. There’ll be ten beers available to drink on site, and three low ABV (Folköl) beers to buy as takeaway. Beers coast 35kr each, or get yourself a ten-card for 320kr. Come by and say hi.

 

 

Cheers, until next time.

The Beerbliotek Team

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 🇸🇪 

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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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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.
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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 De Necker
darryl@beerbliotek.com

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