While brewskival goes mangoes, we look back at capping bottles by hand. – Weekly Update

This weekend we’re spending some time with Brewski and a host of other fantastic breweries at Brewskival. Brewski’s first, but certainly not the last, beer festival in Helsingborg, Sweden.

After kegging the whole batch of “Sour Berry Quite Contrary” last week, we decided it was a good beer to take along to the festival, plus then we had a surprise in store for Marcus from Brewski. Our IPA “Hip Hops” that got Mangoed. We added copious amounts of Mango to a small batch of Hip Hops specifically for this festival in honour of Brewski’s great Double IPA “Mango Feber“.

We hope everyone that gets to taste it is suitably impressed 🙂

We are ready at @brewskival

Capping bottles by hand. One by one 🙂

There was a time, not so long ago where we capped bottles by hand. Yes that’s right. One by one by one.

I knew there was a reason we did more beer in kegs.

Doing everything by hand did teach us to appreciate our bottling line, and now also our canning line. More beer out, in less time. What I personally miss though, is the mark on the cap left by the capping machine.

But these things happen when you’re growing and expanding.

Hand capping device.

When we brewed as homebrewers we had an even simpler device, so getting hold of this “red beast” was a major upgrade. We could do double as many bottles, plus not have the strain on our hands.

This capping machine was part of our initial “bottling line”, made up of three people standing in a row. One filling the beer bottles, the second capping the bottles and the third packing and closing the boxes.

If we had the luxury of an extra person, then they usually made up extra boxes and fetched coffee. If we only had two people in the line, it was a very long day indeed.

You could see which caps came from Beerbliotek.

What is your choice of beer in a can?

Cans are starting to show up more and more in pubs and restaurants and bottles shops across Europe. We currently have four beers available in cans, but are planning to do more in cans, but not stop bottles altogether.

Buying pre-printed cans comes with it’s own challenges. Minimum orders are usually around 50 000. That’s why we’re doing shorter runs and smaller batches in cans soon. We’ll label them ourselves, and although it won’t have the same feeling as a pre-printed can, it does allow us to get more different beers into the market.

So if we may ask you a question, which beer do you prefer in a can, or which beer would you like to see in a can?

Tell us what you’d choose.

    That’s it for this week. We hope you’ve enjoyed the brewery update and the look back at how it was when we started out.

     

    Keep well and keep drinking craft beer.

    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

    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.

    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.

    You can also follow us on Instagram

    Which beer are you drinking today? 🍺 

Enjoy the bank holiday weekend everybody.

Take Care, Stay Safe, and Take It Easy.

#cheers #skål #beerbliotek #swedishcraftbeer #amazingmaize #lager #ascensionday #bankholidayweekend #gothenburg #sweden #systembolaget

    Which beer are you drinking today? 🍺

    Enjoy the bank holiday weekend everybody.

    Take Care, Stay Safe, and Take It Easy.

    #cheers #skål #beerbliotek #swedishcraftbeer #amazingmaize #lager #ascensionday #bankholidayweekend #gothenburg #sweden #systembolaget
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    FOLKÖL SHOP 

Hello Gothenburg 👋 

Fancy some fresh folköl (low abv beers) straight from the source?

The Folköl Shop is open tomorrow + every Friday 12-5PM for anyone to come through our brewery doors to pick up & take away.

FOLKÖL LIST
- MAKE TINY CHANGES TO EARTH -
Our latest IPA is tiny. We wanted to create a new low ABV beer, that was hazy, full-bodied and heavily dry-hopped. We threw Azacca, Amarillo, Columbus and Citra hops at it, which gives you aromas of stone fruit and ripe citrus. It’s fermented on London Fog yeast, amping up the haziness and even more of those fruity flavours.

- LI’L PILS -
Introducing Li’l Pils. Our unfiltered little Pilsner, with a lower ABV of 3,5% (Folköl). When we asked the brewers what the difference was between Li’l Pils and our standard Pils Pls, they replied, “It’s like your mother giving you a brother, but with a different father.

- WHOOP ASS -
For our fourth collaboration with @allinbrewing, we settled on a low alcohol Berliner Weisse with Orange Peel. We called it Whoop Ass, cause it’s in a can, and delivers a punch.
A sour with the addition of orange peel for a little more bitterness that refreshes with every sip.

- SESSION IPA -
We mash this low ABV beer warmer than usual to retain the malt backbone. We then add a massive dry-hop to enhance the aroma and flavour, for a beer you can enjoy all day.
A very aromatic hop taste with a clear bitterness, there’s some hints of grapefruit, pine, pineapple and spices.

Take Care & Stay Safe. See you tomorrow 🍻 
Open every Friday 12-5PM
Varholmsgatan 4, 414 74 Göteborg

    FOLKÖL SHOP

    Hello Gothenburg 👋

    Fancy some fresh folköl (low abv beers) straight from the source?

    The Folköl Shop is open tomorrow + every Friday 12-5PM for anyone to come through our brewery doors to pick up & take away.

    FOLKÖL LIST
    - MAKE TINY CHANGES TO EARTH -
    Our latest IPA is tiny. We wanted to create a new low ABV beer, that was hazy, full-bodied and heavily dry-hopped. We threw Azacca, Amarillo, Columbus and Citra hops at it, which gives you aromas of stone fruit and ripe citrus. It’s fermented on London Fog yeast, amping up the haziness and even more of those fruity flavours.

    - LI’L PILS -
    Introducing Li’l Pils. Our unfiltered little Pilsner, with a lower ABV of 3,5% (Folköl). When we asked the brewers what the difference was between Li’l Pils and our standard Pils Pls, they replied, “It’s like your mother giving you a brother, but with a different father.

    - WHOOP ASS -
    For our fourth collaboration with @allinbrewing, we settled on a low alcohol Berliner Weisse with Orange Peel. We called it Whoop Ass, cause it’s in a can, and delivers a punch.
    A sour with the addition of orange peel for a little more bitterness that refreshes with every sip.

    - SESSION IPA -
    We mash this low ABV beer warmer than usual to retain the malt backbone. We then add a massive dry-hop to enhance the aroma and flavour, for a beer you can enjoy all day.
    A very aromatic hop taste with a clear bitterness, there’s some hints of grapefruit, pine, pineapple and spices.

    Take Care & Stay Safe. See you tomorrow 🍻
    Open every Friday 12-5PM
    Varholmsgatan 4, 414 74 Göteborg
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    Hello Sweden 🇸🇪

Here are this month's Systembolaget new beer releases. 10:00 Monday 3 May.

Sunny disposition -  New England Session IPA.

Sunny disposition is our second New England Session IPA. An ideal springtime beer for all of you hop heads looking for a fresh IPA to brighten up your day, until we can once again welcome the sun back to Sweden. A light, golden and hazy beer, loaded with oats for a silky smooth mouthfeel. Mosaic hops fill the nose with dank and herbal notes, followed by a fruity kick from Ekuanot hops. 

Square peg, round hole - White IPA.

Our brewers decided to mix things up, and pay homage to the misfit White IPA, a square peg in a round hole. A marriage of two distinct beer styles; the American IPA with its high hop character and the classic wheat-based Belgian Witbier, with its refreshing and spicy presence. We punched up the orange peel, and pulled back on the Citra and Cascade American Noble hop profiles, to give a pronounced orange citrus flavour, and let the light, earthy and floral spiciness from the coriander through.

Find them at Systembolaget.se/beerbliotek + selected stores.

#beerbliotek #systembolaget #swedishcraftbeer

    Hello Sweden 🇸🇪

    Here are this month's Systembolaget new beer releases. 10:00 Monday 3 May.

    Sunny disposition - New England Session IPA.

    Sunny disposition is our second New England Session IPA. An ideal springtime beer for all of you hop heads looking for a fresh IPA to brighten up your day, until we can once again welcome the sun back to Sweden. A light, golden and hazy beer, loaded with oats for a silky smooth mouthfeel. Mosaic hops fill the nose with dank and herbal notes, followed by a fruity kick from Ekuanot hops.

    Square peg, round hole - White IPA.

    Our brewers decided to mix things up, and pay homage to the misfit White IPA, a square peg in a round hole. A marriage of two distinct beer styles; the American IPA with its high hop character and the classic wheat-based Belgian Witbier, with its refreshing and spicy presence. We punched up the orange peel, and pulled back on the Citra and Cascade American Noble hop profiles, to give a pronounced orange citrus flavour, and let the light, earthy and floral spiciness from the coriander through.

    Find them at Systembolaget.se/beerbliotek + selected stores.

    #beerbliotek #systembolaget #swedishcraftbeer
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    Darryl De Necker
    darryl@beerbliotek.com

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