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Post date: 05/28/2014 - 16:38

Carlsberg opens a new brewery in Sweden

Last month, Carlsberg opened a new brewery in Sweden as part of a joint-venture with Brooklyn Brewery.

The 8,000-barrel capacity site in Stockholm, called Nya Carnegiebryggeriet (the New Carnegie Brewery), is initially brewing five beers. The beers are Nya Carnegie Kellerbier, Nya Carnegie Amber, J.A.C.K. session IPA, “dark saison” Lumens In Tenebris, and “winter warmer” Primus Lux.

Last month, Carlsberg opened a new brewery in Sweden as part of a joint-venture with Brooklyn Brewery.

The 8,000-barrel capacity site in Stockholm, called Nya Carnegiebryggeriet (the New Carnegie Brewery), is initially brewing five beers. The beers are Nya Carnegie Kellerbier, Nya Carnegie Amber, J.A.C.K. session IPA, “dark saison” Lumens In Tenebris, and “winter warmer” Primus Lux.

The brews will be sold in draught and bottles at the nearest Systembolaget alcohol retail outlet to the site, in selected restaurants and in bars in Stockholm, and globally.

Brooklyn, which will operate the site, hired a team of brewers in Sweden and trained them at its New York City facility for the project, which was first revealed early last year. It is the first craft brewery in Europe to be operated by a US firm, Brooklyn said.

The company, whose biggest export market is Sweden, said the venture is “ground zero for an exchange of ideas, techniques and styles between our Brooklyn brewers and our Stockholm team”.

The site, which also includes a restaurant, was officially inaugurated by the Swedish Minister of Rural Affairs, Eskil Erlandsson, late March. It opened to the public in mid-April.

Financial details of the tie-up have not been disclosed.