Brooklyn Brewery will be sending its brewing finest to Stockholm, Sweden, to support the launch of a new brewery and restaurant thanks to a partnership with D. Carnegie & Co. and Carlsberg Sweden. The Brooklyn-New Carnegie Brewery will be built in the landmarked Luma Factory buildings in Hammarby Sjöstad , a residential and commercial complex that fronts on Stockholm harbor. The waterfront brewery will have brewing capacity for 8,000 barrels (bbls) and restaurant capacity for 100 visitors inside and another 150 visitors outside.
The Brooklyn Brewery is no stranger to the Swedish market – it’s been the brewery’s largest export market and second biggest market overall, thanks to aforementioned importer Carlsberg Sweden, explained the brewery’s blog. The Brooklyn Brewery will manage and operate the project through a wholly-owned Swedish subsidiary, and Brooklyn Brewmaster Garrett Oliver and his team will be brewing special Brooklyn beers and developing new beers for the New Carnegie brand.
“We love Stockholm, and the whole Brooklyn brewing team is looking forward to their stints at Brooklyn-New Carnegie. We’re going to have a lot of fun brewing and creating beers with our Swedish team,” said Oliver.
In 2011, the Brooklyn Brewery collaborated with Carnegie to produce a bourbon barrel-aged version of the world classic beer Carnegie Porter to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Carnegie Brewery.
“We distributed Carnegie Porter years ago in New York,” said Brooklyn Brewery chief operating officer Eric Ottaway, who is spearheading the project for the Brooklyn Brewery. “We have great respect for the tradition that Carnegie represents, and we look forward to developing the portfolio of beers.”
Joakim Losin, chief executive officer of New Carnegie, said the brewery and restaurant would be a meeting place for Sweden’s craft brewers and their followers, and a school for Swedish beer lovers to learn more about craft beer. The new brewery/restaurant will be open for tours and regular lunches and dinners. It also will host special events in a demonstration kitchen.
Brooklyn ships many of its bottled beers to Sweden, including its flagship Brooklyn Lager and its 750-ml bottle-conditioned beers like Brooklyn Local 1 and Brooklyn Sorachi Ace. It also ships tankers of beer to Sweden which are kegged in Falkenberg. Brooklyn Lager and Brooklyn East India Pale Ale are available on draft all over Sweden.
Brooklyn Brewery is one of the nation’s leading craft beer exporters. It also has a joint venture partnership with the Amarcord Brewery in Apecchio, Italy, and Brooklyn imports Amarcord’s Ama Bionda and Ama Bruna beers to the United States.
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