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Starting a craft brewery. When dreams become reality. Part 2

| september 23, 2013

Let’s get one thing straight from the start. If you think you’ll get by starting a craft brewery on passion alone you won’t. Passion is vital, but it’s not enough. Passion will be the thing you’ll need to cling to when you feel like you’re drowning in legislation and delays. It will be your airbag […]

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Starting a craft brewery. When dreams become reality. Part 1

| september 19, 2013

As some of you may know in 2012 I went ‘all-in’ and started a craft brewery in my home city of Umeå. My journey over the past two years has been a roller-coaster of dizzy highs and stomach-churning lows. I promised myself I would give you a brutally honest account of what it means to […]

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Is my Trashy less flashy?

| september 14, 2013

When Trashy Blonde first came into my life and into my fridge she tore up the place. Sure, there were other beers that were prettier than her, but Trashy never cared much about her looks. She was far dirtier, sexier and infinitely more exciting than many of the other beers around – despite her skinny […]

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Cap Brewery wins first medal at International Beer Challenge 2013!

| augusti 30, 2013

News has just reached BeerSweden that the newly-started CAP Brewery has just picked up 3 medals in this year’s International Beer Challenge, including a Bronze in the Ales category for its Endless Vacation Pale Ale. During his time as head brewer at Sigtuna Brygghus Mattias Hammenlind collected his fair share of awards but this is […]

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Veckans Kasse – Time to let the summer go?

| augusti 29, 2013

Have you noticed that summer is running out of a steam, that, like a bottle of beer you opened the night before it, it has started to lose its fizz and go flat? A sure tell-tale sign was prying my frozen fingers off the handlebars of my bike after cycling to work this morning. Time […]

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Help! I’m turning into a Beer Geek!

| augusti 20, 2013

If you’ve ever engaged someone in deep conversation about the difference between porters and stouts, if you’ve ever travelled huge distances to try a particular beer just so you can post a review on or if you can recall the IBUs of your favourite beers rather than recall your loved one’s personal number it’s […]

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Order beer in 59 languages!

| augusti 11, 2013

Have you ever wondered how to order a beer in the local lingo while standing in a bar in Burma? What about Latvia then, or Argentina? Well now you can find out how to order your suds in no less than 59 languages thanks to a newly released  iPhone App called Pivo. Just select the […]

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Should we give a flying #### about breweries?

| juli 24, 2013

It’s not often I start writing an article and a sense of dread begins to churn in the pit of my stomach – like indigestion after a big meal – and grows with every word I type. But that’s because I’m about to share more personal thoughts on flying brewers, and if there’s one subject […]

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‘Swedish Brewing History’ Newsletter Competition. And the winner is…..

| juli 23, 2013

In last month’s BeerSweden newsletter we gave our lovely subscribers the chance to own a piece of Swedish brewing history – a a copy of Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri’s book ‘Allt Utom En Stor Stark’ signed by none other than Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione and ‘Dr Pat’ to commemorate their visit to the Swedish craft brewery […]

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Watch Out! The Bastard is back!

| juni 14, 2013

At 9.24am on August 26, 2010 I wrote this comment on his blog: “Come back – we need you!!!” The blog in question was The Double Bastard* Beer Blog, one of the pioneers of Swedish beer blogging which in my eyes delivered the most opinionated, most insightful and most provocative take on the emerging craft […]

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