For the category New Brewery of the Year 2015, most of the other Danish bloggers have looked at new Danish breweries, but I have looked a tiny little bit abroad to some nice people from Sweden. I could have tried to decide between Howling Monkey and Dry & Bitter, but in the end, I just have to give this one to Brewski from Helsingborg, just about as close to Denmark as you can be when you’re in Sweden.
The Swedes (who actually opened the brewery very late in 2014), haven’t just started a brewery and impressed me with their good beer. They have more or less added a new beer style to the Scandinavian beer scene. I had read about Berliner Weisse with tropical fruit made in Florida, and I have had a few fruited versions of Northern German sour beers from Freigeist, but I wasn’t convinced yet.
Borefts Beer Festival 2015 was the seventh edition of the De Molen festival – and my sixth time visiting with a group of beer lovers from Odense. This year saw the festival growing even further, with a new warehouse being included, and the first floor of the warehouse offering a quiet place to sit and talk/write about the great beer. A nice touch that we took advantage of.
The first time we attended, on the festival’s year 2, we had tasted every beer available by Saturday afternoon, after two half-days of beer tasting. Recently, we have picked the more interesting sounding beers, and not really cared how many we managed. Today, it would have been near impossible to do all of them anyway. Læs mere Borefts Beer Festival 2015
This weekend I was in Munich for the German craft beer festival called Braukunst-Live (The art of beer – live). Here are some of my thoughts about the festival and a few beer highlights. When writing about international beer festivals, I find it makes more sense writing in English. There will be a longer, Danish version in “ØLentusiasteN”, the member magazine of Danish Beer Enthusiasts.
The festival was open Friday through Sunday, and was reasonably full for most of the opening hours. Saturday evening we left and had dinner in town, but heard it was very crowded. The festival has been growing explosively since the first festival in 2012, and it looks like that trend is continuing. Læs mere Braukunst-Live: Craft Beer Festival in Germany