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.
Craft beer is happening everywhere in the world these years, and of course also slowly but surely in the worlds third largest beer market, Brazil. At the occassion of the football world cup, I wrote an article about Brazilian craft beer for the Danish Beer Enthusiasts bi-monthly magazine, and since I got a lot of help from Brazilian fellow beer writer, home brewer and hop lover Mariana, it’s only fair that I also make it available in English so she can read it.
At the Copenhagen Beer Celebration, Mariana was one of several Brazilians who had made the trip all the way to Denmark. We talked about female brewers, metal rock, the silliness of religion, and also about the Brazilian craft beer scene. And I learned some interesting points that I thought would make a good article. Læs mere Brazilian craft beer is happening