Beer is booming in Skåne and a constantly increasing number of microbreweries are setting up production in cities and villages as well as in the countryside. Being a region compact in size and with great communications, the large number of beer producers in such a small area makes Skåne a perfect destination for beer lovers.

Craft beer and micro breweries

Some of the breweries in Skåne are open for visitors so that you can visit their production facilities, and many of them arrange guided tours and beer tastings on a regular basis. Keep in mind to note the name of the beers you like, so that you can locate them later on the shelves in Systembolaget, the centralised liquor stores through which all alcoholic beverages are sold in Sweden. Below are listed a few of the microbreweries in Skåne that are well worth a visit.

Here’s a a list of breweries in Skåne where you can learn all about how your favorite beverage is made. Most brewery tours take you through the entire operation. Tour guides (often the brewers themselves) answer your questions and introduce you to unique brewing techniques. After your done with your tour, make sure to stick around and try the beers in their taproom.

Charlis Brygghus

Charlis Brygghus

Probably Europe's smallest brewery! Experimenting with new beers and types all the time, Charlis Brygghus in the small area of TrolleLjungby, specialize in the craft of brewing beer. Here you will find several guided tours about beer making as well as tastings. Among the brewery's own beer selection are several exciting varieties, ranging from luxury light beer made from birch wax to heavier ales and smoky stouts. The beer’s so good that the local municipality uses it for all its official functions. Come and taste the passion they put in their ales, superales and lagers.

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Malmö Brygghus

Malmö Brygghus

In Malmö, the biggest town in Skåne and the third biggest town in all of Sweden, you will find this local ale house carrying on traditions that date as far back as to 1889. Located in Möllevången, one of the most vibrant and eclectic neighborhoods in town, Malmö Brewing Co & Taproom offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Guided tours of the brewery and tastings are offered every week and can also be booked in advance. In the tap room a large selection of craft beers, cider, wine and mead is served along with a BBQ style bar menu. Try out their Beer of the Month, or sample one of their many specials at the after work, Wednesdays to Saturdays between 16.00 and 18.00.

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Klackabackens bryggeri

Klackabackens bryggeri

Located in the small village of Önnestad, just outside the city of Kristianstad in north eastern Skåne, lies the production facilities of Klackabackens brewery. This brewery began as a fun project after three friends came back from a road trip in the USA. Marketing their beers as ”Classic with a twist”, this is the perfect place to enjoy unique pales and porters. The brewery occasionally offers beer tastings, and in the brewery pub located in the village of Skepparslöv just a short drive away, you can taste the craft beers while enjoying a great burger or some snacks.

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Helsingborgs Bryggeri

Helsingborgs Bryggeri

In the city of Helsingborg on the west coast of Skåne, you will find this brewery which is one of the largest ones in the region. In the charming old factory building you can learn about Skåne’s brewery culture during a tour of the brewery, and follow the entire brewing process from malt crushing to bottle filling. Tours of the brewery floor is arranged every week and includes samplings of the production in the cosy brewery attic. The tour takes 1-2 hours and is booked in advance.

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Stockeboda Gårdsbryggeri

Stockeboda Gårdsbryggeri

Located in the picturesque area of Österlen in eastern Skåne, just outside the small village Gärsnäs, is Stockeboda Restaurant and Brewery. The brewery arranges beer tastings as well as brewery courses and. Being a popular venue for weddings and conferences, Stockeboda also offers housing in small, red cottages for guests who feel like spending the night. And after a rustique dinner consisting of lamb, deer or boar roasted whole, accompanied by some of the beers from the brewery, staying over night tends to feel tempting to say the least.

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Bryggeriet i Ystad

Bryggeriet i Ystad

In a charming old half-timbered house in central Ystad, a city located on the south-coast of Skåne, you will find this cosy brewery. With a beautiful inner court yard and a welcoming atmosphere, ambitious 3, 5 and 7 course meals are served to accompany the beers of the house in the brewery restaurant. Skip lunch before you come and make sure to book your table in advance. If you’re really thirsty, you can order a metre of beer to cool down on a hot day. Play darts, have fun with friends or listen to live.

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Humletorkan Brewery

Humletorkan Brewery

Humle means hop in swedish and Humletorkan was originally used for drying the hop crops of the whole region. The old red wooden house dates as far back as to 1926, and today Humletorkan is run by a non profit organisation. From the hop that is still grown and harvested here, the pale ale Näsuma Beer is produced in a local brewery nearby. For the dedicated beer lover it is a joy to watch the 6-7 metres high hop plants against the sky, and in August they are extra beautiful as the small hop cones turn to a golden shade of yellow. The Näsuma beer can be enjoyed in the café alongside home baked pastry and sandwiches and you will also find a small shop here selling the work of local artisans. Humletorkan also houses a cosy hostel here where you can spend the night, and when you leave you can buy a hop plant to bring back with you.

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