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Old 11-06-2013, 05:27 PM   #1
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Default Breweries & Beers of Sweden, Denmark, and Germany

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I will be traveling for work through Copenhagen, Frankfort/Mainz, and maybe hoping across the Baltic into Sweden just because.

I'm planning to make it to Mikkeller for sure, was curious if there was any other must try beers or brewpubs in Copenhagen?

Was thinking of hitting up South Plains in Malmo, Sweden but can't find their hours.

Will also be near Frankfort and Mainz too if there is anything around there noteworthy in Germany


Just looking for some input from your worldly drinkers

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Mikkeller in Copenhagen is awesome, I was over there a few of months ago for a couple of nights for a meeting. I only just made it to mikkeller though, it was one of those airport>hotel>office>meal with colleagues>hotel>office>airport type trips.

The way the guys in Mikkeller were talking it sounds like there's a few other places about. If no-one on here comes up with anything, I'd ask them - friendly bunch

I heard Olbaren http://oelbaren.dk/ and Olsted Olbar http://oerstedoelbar.dk/ are good; there's definitely more though.

Would love to go back for a bit longer.

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I was just in Stockholm and Munich a few weeks ago.

Stockholm didn't seem to have much unique local beer culture. The first night I hit a pub that had quite a few UK and continental beers, as well as a surprisingly large US beer selection, but I didn't see much native to Sweden on the list. That night at dinner we were at a restaurant with a stellar selection of Belgian and continental beers, but again not much unique to Sweden. The second night, my coworker actually took me to the Brew Dog bar one night for dinner and beers. It was excellent, of course, but going to Stockholm for a Scottish beer just seemed weird.

Munich was, of course, amazing. Hit Hofbrauhaus because, well just because, to grab a beer. Went for dinner and beers afterwards at Weihenstephan, and the beer was just ridiculous.

Of course, Munich doesn't help you with Frankfurt/Mainz, but I have to think that just about anywhere you go in Germany is going to have great local beer options. So you should be fine.

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It's not the best time of year to visit this neck of the woods, as the days are short and the weather can be dreary, but I think I can help you get a couple of decent beers to compensate!

Craft brewing is pretty recent in Sweden, but it's gotten popular. There is a lot of US beers available, but a number of Swedish breweries have opened up too. There aren't really any places that I know of which specialise in Swedish beers only, but there are a few that should have a couple of local offerings on tap and bottle.

Below, I am only really counting small Swedish breweries, not the macro lagers etc, since you probably don't want to waste your money on them anyway.

Be advised, drinking a craft beer in Stockholm will cost $9 - $12 or so for a 13.5 oz serving.

Places to check out:

Akkurat at Hornsgatan 18 (metro Slussen) has at least 4 Swedish offerings permanently on tap, and also have temporary stuff. They have a great selection of Belgian beers. They serve moules frites, if you like that.

Monks Café & Brewery at Wallingatan 38 (close to central station/metro T-centralen) has a good selection of beer, should keep some Swedish stuff on tap, and also has their own brewery, so they serve their own beer. This is their original location, they also have branches on:
Lilla Nygatan 2 (metro Gamla Stan) - in the Old Town; this branch apparently serves only beer from S:t Eriks brewery, which is local (Saint Erik is the patron saint of Stockholm), and very good.
Munkbron 11 (metro Gamla Stan) - also in the Old Town, this branch focuses on Porter, should have locally brewed ones.
There's also a branch on Sveavägen that focuses on American beer.

The Bishop's Arms is a chain of pubs with 7 locations in Stockholm. Addresses etc here: http://www.bishopsarms.com/Stockholm___start
The most central one is on Vasagatan 7, right by the central station. Each branch is a bit different, but they all have some 10-15 beers on tap and a reasonable selection on bottle. They don't focus on Swedish, but normally have 1-3 local craft beers on tap.

Hope this helps!
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There is something enchanting about Mainz. I often stay there instead of Frankfurt when using the airport (its close to the airport). Eisgrub Brau in Mainz is a pleasant enough brewpub, without being particularly great. Some decent pubs and a quite a few winestubes.

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I was just in Stockholm and Munich a few weeks ago.

Stockholm didn't seem to have much unique local beer culture. The first night I hit a pub that had quite a few UK and continental beers, as well as a surprisingly large US beer selection, but I didn't see much native to Sweden on the list. That night at dinner we were at a restaurant with a stellar selection of Belgian and continental beers, but again not much unique to Sweden. The second night, my coworker actually took me to the Brew Dog bar one night for dinner and beers. It was excellent, of course, but going to Stockholm for a Scottish beer just seemed weird.

Munich was, of course, amazing. Hit Hofbrauhaus because, well just because, to grab a beer. Went for dinner and beers afterwards at Weihenstephan, and the beer was just ridiculous.

Of course, Munich doesn't help you with Frankfurt/Mainz, but I have to think that just about anywhere you go in Germany is going to have great local beer options. So you should be fine.
Wish we were going to Stockholm, unfortunately we will be limited to what is within maybe an hour of Denmark since we only have an afternoon to travel into Sweden

Thanks for the info though!
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There is something enchanting about Mainz. I often stay there instead of Frankfurt when using the airport (its close to the airport). Eisgrub Brau in Mainz is a pleasant enough brewpub, without being particularly great. Some decent pubs and a quite a few winestubes.
Great thanks, I'll be with a German colleague so I'll pass it along to him and have him take us!
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It's not the best time of year to visit this neck of the woods, as the days are short and the weather can be dreary, but I think I can help you get a couple of decent beers to compensate!

Craft brewing is pretty recent in Sweden, but it's gotten popular. There is a lot of US beers available, but a number of Swedish breweries have opened up too. There aren't really any places that I know of which specialise in Swedish beers only, but there are a few that should have a couple of local offerings on tap and bottle.

Below, I am only really counting small Swedish breweries, not the macro lagers etc, since you probably don't want to waste your money on them anyway.

Be advised, drinking a craft beer in Stockholm will cost $9 - $12 or so for a 13.5 oz serving.

Places to check out:

Akkurat at Hornsgatan 18 (metro Slussen) has at least 4 Swedish offerings permanently on tap, and also have temporary stuff. They have a great selection of Belgian beers. They serve moules frites, if you like that.

Monks Café & Brewery at Wallingatan 38 (close to central station/metro T-centralen) has a good selection of beer, should keep some Swedish stuff on tap, and also has their own brewery, so they serve their own beer. This is their original location, they also have branches on:
Lilla Nygatan 2 (metro Gamla Stan) - in the Old Town; this branch apparently serves only beer from S:t Eriks brewery, which is local (Saint Erik is the patron saint of Stockholm), and very good.
Munkbron 11 (metro Gamla Stan) - also in the Old Town, this branch focuses on Porter, should have locally brewed ones.
There's also a branch on Sveavägen that focuses on American beer.

The Bishop's Arms is a chain of pubs with 7 locations in Stockholm. Addresses etc here: http://www.bishopsarms.com/Stockholm___start
The most central one is on Vasagatan 7, right by the central station. Each branch is a bit different, but they all have some 10-15 beers on tap and a reasonable selection on bottle. They don't focus on Swedish, but normally have 1-3 local craft beers on tap.

Hope this helps!
/Daniel

Thanks for the wealth of information Del....

Sounds like this is some nice things to see and enjoy, unfortionately I don't think we will be making it all the way to Stockholm, I think only what is achievable within an afternoons drive from Denmark will be possible

Perhaps the next trip I will be in the north of the country
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Not micro by any means, but the Carlsberg brewery is in Copenhagen.

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not sure what this place is all about not been there yet. but there is a group of home brewers out here and we are gonna be going here for a get together in a few weeks.

https://www.facebook.com/CraftBeerRestaurantMainz

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