Thursday, 25 August 2011

Copenhagen Beer

A trip to Copenhagen wouldn’t be complete without sampling a few of the huge range of local beers. Even a non-beer drinker such as myself managed to find quite a few to enjoy

Mikkeller - Viktoriagade No. 8 BC.

A stylish underground bar in the Vesterbrø district with a great variety of beers - 20 are Mikkeller’s own brewed specialties. They put quality before quantity and focus on creating short uncompromising beer.

The staff were very friendly and helpful: I explained I was in the mood for something light and fruity, and was recommended the pilsner with hibiscus – exactly what I wanted.

Norrebro Bryghus- Ryesgade 3. 
Norrebro Bryghus
Award-winning Norrebro Bryghus ‘elevates and expands’ Danish beer culture by creating a bar with a brewery: they sell specialty beers brewed in their in-house brewery. 

I had a brewed-on-the-premises raspberry beer which was light and fruity, and the Vegetarian went for the Red beer, which he quickly guzzled after our afternoon cycling around the city.
90eren – Gammel Kongevej 90.
Slow Beer
Founded in 1916, Vinstue 90 has retained its original charm. They say little has changed over the years. It’s the only bar in Copenhagen that sells uncarbonated cask style Carlsberg (from a nearby brewery). The 15-minute wait for the slow poured beer was worth it; it has a strong hop and creamy head and is apparently reminiscent of the original Carlsberg produced in the mid-nineteenth century.  

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