2007-07-08

International match between Swedish & Danish micro breweries


A few weeks back we attended the first ever "landskamp" between Swedish and Danish micro breweries (at least I think so, :)) held at the Oliver Twist pub in Stockholm.

The idea was to serve around 15 micros from each country with a simple beer festival arrangement. The idea was very simply, serve good Swedish and Danish micros together with a bunch of beer lovers.

And the result proved to be a big success (many thanks to Jörgen at Oliver Twist). The combination between great micros from the two countries at one place, made the arrangement be as good as the Danish and Stockholm big beer fests, but in a smaller package. You simply got everything you wanted in a quick and coozy way, instead of running around in a large unpersonal warehouse all day.

So what about beer, well the full list is not available for me just now, but a majortiy of the served beer looks like below; (some not server at the particular day, but the serving continued for a few days afterwards).

*****
SWEDEN
Nils Oscar:
1. KaffeCasken,6,5%(Cask)
2. India Ale,5,3%(Cask)

Nynäshamn:
1. Yttre Gaarden,4,8%(Fat)
2. Yttre Gaarden,4,8%
3. Brännskär Brown,5,3%
4. Pickla Pils,4,8%
5. Smörpundet Porter,6%
6. Sotholmen Extra Stout,6,6%

Oppigårds
1. Golden Ale,5,2%
2. Easter Ale,5,3%
3. Indian Tribute,5,5%(FAT)

Dugges:
1. Celebration Ale,6,7%(FAT)
2. Celebration Ale,6,7%
3. I/2Idjiet! Porter,6,4%
4. Holy Cow,% (FAT)
5. I/2Idjiet! Porter,6,4%(FAT)

Sigtuna:
1. Gas-Jannes Golden Ale,5%
2. Humle Hildas Alt-Bier,4,7%
3. Holiday Booster,8%

Närke:
1. Kaggen, Stormaktsporter 2OO7,IO%
2. Black Golding,7,2%
3. Anders Bästa Rököl,5,7 %
4. Häklefjäll,4,4 %
5. Huvill 2OO5,7,8 %
6. ? Barley Wine 2OO6,8,8%

DENMARK:

Braunstein:
1. Dark Wheat,7,5%(Fat)
2. Dark Bok,7%(Fat)
3. Amber Lager,5,2%
4. Dark Lager,5,4%
5. Pilsner,4,9%

Ölfabrikken:
1. Tripel,9%
2. RUG IPA,7%
3. IOO gram IPA,9%
4. Porter,8%%
5. Kaffeporter,6,5%

Raasted:
1. Stout,5,2%
2. Cascade IPA,5,5%
3. Imperial Stout,9%

Gourmet:
1. FinAle,6,5%
2. Barley Brew,IO,5%
3. Piney,5,2%
4. Happy Easter,6%

Mikkeller:
1. Beer Geek Breakfast,7,5%(Fat)
2. Beer Geek Breakfast,7,5%
3. Jackie Brown,6%
4. Green Gold,7%

Norrebro:
1. Påskebock,7%(Fat)
2. Skärgaards Porter,6%(Fat)
3. North Bridge Extreme, 9,5%(Fat)
4. La Grajna Stout,7,5%(Fat)
5. Little Korkny Ale 2oo5,I2%(Fat)
*****

So what about personal favorites, it was a bit difficult, because you could not drink them all and some of them was simply tasted already at other places.

But my shortlist looks like below;

1. Kaggen, Stormaktsporter 2OO7, *****
2. Green Gold, ****
3. IOO gram IPA, ****
4. Beer Geek Breakfast,7,5%(Fat), ****
5. Cascade IPA, ***



The result of the "competion" was later collected and with the following result for all served beers;

SWEDEN -- DENMARK:

Placering Bryggeri Land Öl Poäng:
1 NÄRKE S Kagen Stormaktsporter 2OO7, 10 % 9,27
2 NÄRKE S ? Barley Wine 2006, 8,8 % 9,23
3 MIKKELLER D Beer Geek Breakfast, 7,5 % 8,17
4 ÖLFABRIKEN D RUG IPA, 7 % 8,0
5 NÄRKE S Huvill 2OO5, 7,8 % 7,95
6 ÖLFABRIKEN D Porter, 8 % 7,81
7 ÖLFABRIKEN D 100 gram IPA, 9 % 7,78
8 MIKKELLER D Green Gold, 7 % 7,75
9 NÄRKE S Anders Bästa Rököl, 5,7 % 7,64
10 MIKKELLER D Beer Geek Breakfast, 7,5 % (Fat) 7,59
11 RAASTED D Stout, 5,2 % 7,57
12 NYNÄS S Yttre Gaarden, 4,8 % (Fat) 7,55
13 NORREBRO D La Grajna Stout, 7,5 % (Fat) 7,33
14 ÖLFABRIKEN D Kaffeporter, 6,5 % 7,30
15 NILS O S Kaffe Casken, 6,5 % (Cask) 7,29

1 comment:

hugo said...

Sounds like a small heaven on earth kind of thing!