Ølkælderen at Bryggeriet Flakhaven – New Bar in Odense

Anders Coisbo celebrating his birthday behind the bar at Ølkælderen
Anders Coisbo celebrating his birthday behind the bar at Ølkælderen

Ølkælderen at Bryggeri Flakhaven, opens here in Odense today. With 25 beers on tap, it’s instantly the biggest selection in town, focusing on local beer in particular. Bryggeriet Flakhaven has existed in a long time, as a pretty boring standard brewpub. Earlier this year, it was bought by a group of people including Anders Coisbo, the man behind Coisbo Beer. While Coisbo is a gypsy brewery, Anders started out as a home brewer, and told me that he’s happy to get back at actual brewing.

Upstairs at Flakhaven there is a very nice restaurant, serving the house beer. In the basement, Ølkælderen (The Beer Cellar) will sell the house beers, more beers from Coisbo and the sub-brand Undercover, as well as beers from other local breweries and from around the world. 

The blackboard at Ølkælderen
The blackboard at Ølkælderen

Anders Coisbo turned 40 yesterday, and celebrated by inviting to a sneak preview of Ølkælderen. Of course, I used the opportunity to to check it out before everybody else. I had the Flakhaven Pilsner which is a very nice beer with a good, clean malt profile. I would have liked a bit more hops, but I’m sure it will prove popular with less experienced guests.

All the kegs are kept in the cold storage room to keep the beer in optimal condition
All the kegs are kept in the cold storage room to keep the beer in optimal condition

The blackboard also had a beer each from big players Carlsberg and Albani, and Danish beer from Midtfyns Bryghus, Ugly Duck, Howling Monkey, Dry & Bitter and Mikkeller. From around the world came well known beers like Guinness, Rodenbach, Lindemans Kriek, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and La Chouffe. Not the most rare stuff, but a solid selection. It’ll be interesting to follow Ølkælderen in months to come keep an eye on rotation and freshness.

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