Amager Bryghus / Fonta Flora The Lady of Cofitachequi

Amager Bryghus / Fonta Flora The Lady of Cofitachequi in a Spiegelau IPA glassThe Lady of Cofitachequi is an IPA brewed at Amager Bryghus in collaboration with the North Carolina brewery Fonta Flora. I can’t say that I know the brewery very well. They visited Amager when they were in Copenhagen for Copenhagen Beer Celebration. I had a couple of their beers at the festival, but I wasn’t too impressed.

The Lady of Cofitachequi is a very classic IPA. It uses Amarillo, Simcoe and Citra hops, giving the beer a very nice and inviting aroma. It’s classic stuff like citrus peel and ripe peach that dominates the aroma.

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Amager Bryghus / Cigar City Brewing Game of Arms

Amager Bryghus / Cigar City Brewing Game of Arms in a Spiegelau Stout GlassGame of Arms is an 8.2% ABV licorice porter, brewed by Amager Bryghus in collaboration with Cigar City Brewing. It is part of Amager’s 2016 series of American collaboration beers, and like yesterday’s Swole Mole, it has also been brewed in America. It was first brewed at Cigar City Brewing in Tampa as Top Roll.

Game of Arms is a beautiful jet black beer and it has a firm and long lasting tan head. The aroma is definitely roasted and full of licorice, but it also has toffee and cocoa powder, and a hint of smoke.  Læs mere Amager Bryghus / Cigar City Brewing Game of Arms

Amager Bryghus / Three Floyds Swole Mole

Amager Bryghus / Three Floyds Swole Mole in an Amager Bryghus glass
Amager Bryghus / Three Floyds Swole Mole in an Amager Bryghus glass

Amager Bryghus / Three Floyds Swole Mole is an imperial pilsner. It was brewed as a part of the annual American collaboration beers at Amager Bryghus. Every spring for Copenhagen Beer Celebration, Amager Bryghus invites some of the visiting American breweries to come and brew together. In the next week or so, I’ll go through the five 2016 beers.

Three Floyds have visited Amager Bryghus before. In 2013 they brewed the pale ale Arctic Sunstone. That pretty much took Danish hoppy beer to a new level on its own. Swole Mole isn’t that revolutionary, but it’s a great beer. Another version was brewed at Three Floyds in Indiana as Swole Patrol. Læs mere Amager Bryghus / Three Floyds Swole Mole

Amager Bryghus and Nøgne Ø Collaboration Brew Day

The people from Amager Bryghus and Nøgne Ø
The people from Amager Bryghus and Nøgne Ø

Amager Bryghus has a grand tradition of inviting other breweries to do collaboration brews. At long last it was time to invite the Norwegians from Nøgne Ø. In the past decade both breweries have been on Ratebeer’s Top 100 Breweries in the world. And if we look at actual, physical breweries, there should be no discussion that they’re the two most respected breweries in Scandinavia.

They are two of my very favourite breweries in the world, and I’m really looking forward to taste the result of this brew day. But first things first. I arrived at the brewery at 10am. Mashing hadn’t even begun yet, but in their defense, Amager Bryghus’ brewer René had already brewed a batch of Hr. Frederiksen earlier that “day”.  Læs mere Amager Bryghus and Nøgne Ø Collaboration Brew Day

New Beer of the Year 2015, Danish Beer Blog Awards

The Beertalk New Beer of the Year 2015 is from Amager BryghusIt’s time to celebrate the New Beer of the Year 2015. Officially, what we’re doing is the best new Danish beer, but that doesn’t matter since my two top beers of the year are both brewed in Denmark. They are in fact very closely related, and I love them for the same reason. They are: Amager Batch 1000, and Amager/Oppigårds Building Bridges. Amager Bryghus got a lot of love when the Danish beer bloggers named the Danish Brewery of the Year, and now it’s my turn to show my love.

I like my IPAs dry and hoppy, and Amager Bryghus have perfected their beers to match my tastebuds. When you look at the top IPAs at Ratebeer there are quite a few that I would call too sweet and not bitter enough, and although these beers are bursting with amazing hop aroma, I also want my throat tickled with bitterness when I drink an IPA.

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Seven new Amager Bryghus special releases

Seven new Amager Bryghus Special Releases 2014This spring Amager Bryghus released three new barrel aged beers, and on July 4, four American collaboration brews followed. Amager Bryghus special releases are always of interest, and last week I reviewed each of the beers in Danish. They are so good that they also deserved a piece in English and that’s what you’re reading here.

The barrel aging program has been around for a while – and by program I mean, it used to be a tiny room with a dozen barrels – but this set of releases were beers brewed with barrel aging in mind, not beers from the regular line-up. Two barley wines and an imperial stout that was quite different from other Amager stouts. The four collaborations were done with breweries visiting Denmark for the Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Læs mere Seven new Amager Bryghus special releases

Optakt til C4PAF: Naparbier

Naparbier fra Pamplona i SpanienNaparbier byder på fint spansk besøg til Christian Firtal Pale Ale Festival når der kommer hele to samarbejdsbryg med norske bryggerier. Ligesom i Italien er der også i Spanien stor interesse for godt øl, især i Katalonien og i de nordlige regioner hvor Naparbier ligger i en forstad til Pamplona.

Det er et internationalt orienteret (hipster-) bryggeri hvor øllene har engelsksprogede navne og der bruges ganske fornuftige mængder humle. Der er brygget med flere norske bryggerier, og naturligvis også Evil Twin og Mikkeller. Min favorit blandt de relativt få øl jeg har smagt fra bryggeriet er den voldsomme 11% IIPA “Hop Doom” der delte vandene på sidste års Pale Ale Festival. Læs mere Optakt til C4PAF: Naparbier

Brewday at Amager Bryghus with Prairie Artisan Ales

The true purpose of a collaboration brewday
The true purpose of a collaboration brewday

On Thursday I was invited to a brewday at Amager Bryghus for a collaboration beer with Prairie Artisan Ales. The Copenhagen Beer Celebration brought a bunch of great brewers to Copenhagen and the area’s most renowned brewery Amager took advantage of the occassion to do some collaboration brews with four of them – apart from Prairie, it was Cigar City, Surly, and Jester King. Since it was an international brewday, and since the CBC is an international beer festival, I’m writing in English – expect a lot of English in this month.

The brewdays are fun days with lots of people invited. Journalists, bloggers and friends of the brewery gather for a day of beer and banter, while Amager’s hired hand René brews the beer. I know I’m invited to promote the brewery and the brew, so let’s just get that out of the way: I write this blog to make you, the reader, enjoy good beer, and it doesn’t bother me to be “bribed” to write about Amager Bryghus – I hope you look forward to taste the resulting beer as much as I do! Læs mere Brewday at Amager Bryghus with Prairie Artisan Ales