A beer lovers guide to the breweries of Copenhagen
The city of fairy tales is not just a Scandinavian capital adorned with statues of mermaids and crisscrossed with canals, it is also home to some of the best beer breweries in all of Europe.
Considered one of the happiest cities in the world, it is no wonder Danes are such big lovers of great beers and any trip to this city should be accompanied by taking a visit to any one of the cities many fantastic breweries!
To help beer lovers, ale gurus and pint connoisseurs discover all that the beer breweries of Copenhagen have to offer, we have put together a perfect guide to the top breweries of the city and what they have to offer.
Beer Halls and Breweries
Much like other European nations, Copenhagen has a host of major beer breweries that supply refreshing beverages too all over the world as well as an array of smaller beer halls that act as microbreweries, providing the perfect local beer experience for you to enjoy while exploring the city!
To help you make the most of Copenhagen unique brewery scene we have included a mix of both on our guide to this picturesque city’s breweries!
Based within an old Copenhagen factory, Brus is a microbrewery that specialises in creating fantastic beer combinations from a variety of exotic ingredients.
Using impressive combinations, they also do a paired menu with traditional Danish meals and you can enjoy a fantastic Sour beer combined with the classic Danish Smørrebrød here.
They host tours once a month and you can explore this urban brewery and its unique design before ending your trip there with a fantastic tasting experience, where you get to try all thirteen of their seasonal beers.
BRUSBRUS, Guldbergsgade, Copenhagen Municipality, Denmark
Loved by Europeans and Danes alike, the Carlsberg brewery is Denmark’s largest beer brewery and was formed in 1845, working to create fantastic beers ever since.
Carlsberg’s flagship brewery in Copenhagen’s trendy Vestebro neighbourhood is a must for every beer lover and you can take a tour through the massive complex and learn about the many different beverages this historic brewery creates while also enjoying a variety of tasters.
From traditional pilsners to lagers, bocks, and even ciders, there is a Carlsberg drink for every beer lover out there and with 175 years of history, you can be confident you will be able to enjoy every sip.
CarlsbergCarlsberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Another globally recognizable brand, the first Tuborg brewery opened in 1880 and the brand has grown ever since to become one of the largest brewery companies in the world.
This is a great brewery to visit during the start of the festive periods as they bring out their annual Tuborg’s Christmas ale, Julebryg, in early November.
This marks the start of weeks-long festivities which sees official Tuborg trucks visiting bars and cafés all over the city while singing a traditional Tuborg Christmas Brew song and spreading festive cheer.
One of the smallest breweries in all of Copenhagen and located in the hip Nørrebro neighbourhood, this microbrewery was created by a team of beer experts from Belgium, Germany, and the United States and serves great beer blends with a fantastic Nordic twist.
With regular guest chefs, they create stunning meal and beer combinations that are expertly paired and their Nordic cuisine is some of the best in the whole of Scandinavia.
( Credit Facebook: Nørrebro Bryghus)
Nørrebro BryghusNørrebro Bryghus, Ryesgade, Copenhagen Municipality, Denmark
A Texas BBQ grill house that serves some of the best American style smokehouse ribs in all of Europe, while combining their meals with fantastic US craft ales, all brewed with that innovative Danish style.
Brewpub always has 22 beers on tap, 6 house beers, and 14 rotations that will surprise any native or visitor and if the weather is nice why not grab a 1-litre Crowler to enjoy a few drinks along the canals just as the Danes do!
If you love beer, you are certain to enjoy your time in this unique Danish city, which has a love for all things craft, so sit back, raise a glass and say Skol (Cheers) while enjoying the fantastic city of Copenhagen!
(Credit Facebook: WarPigs Brewpub)