Beer in Sweden
The ancient Vikings were brewing beers, ale and mead over a thousand years ago, setting the Scandinavian tradition for great beer. The indie trend of small-scale local breweries has changed the Swedish beer landscape and added an exciting variety to the shelves in Systembolaget – the alcohol shop, and pubs and restaurants everywhere.
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 microbreweries
Many of Skåne’s microbreweries are open to the public and many of them arrange guided tours and beer tastings. Check out the name of the beers you like, then pop by Systembolaget, the centralized alcohol stores, and buy a selection.
Here are a few of the microbreweries in Skåne you shouldn’t miss.
Klackabackens brewery in Önnestad, just outside Kristianstad markets their beers as “classic with a twist”. Their specialities are unique pales and porters. Enjoy a beer tasting, or visit Klackabacken Beer Fest that takes place in August every year.Read more on Klackabackens bryggeri's website Read more
With a philosophy of brewing extraordinary beer for ordinary people, this brewery in Klagstorp on Skåne’s south coast also has a brewery school. Speciality beers include light and red lagers, pale ales, English brown ales and port. The brewery offers tastings and concerts.Read more on Hönsinge Hantwerksbryggeri's website Read more
Probably Europe's smallest brewery and experimenting with new beers and types all the time, Charlis Brygghus in Trolle Ljungby castle specializes in luxury light beer made from birch wax to heavier ales and smoky stouts. The beer is so good that the local municipality uses it for all its official functions. The brewery arranges guided tours and tastings.Read more on Charlis Brygghus's website Read more
Malmö Brygghus is in Möllevången, an area of malmö famous for its bars, beers and nightlife. Enjoy beers in a relaxed atmosphere in the taproom, or book a guided tour to enjoy their craft beers, cider, wine and mead with a BBQ style bar menu.Read more on Malmö Brygghus's website Read more
Brewski brewery in Helsingborg tries to explore and set new limits for what can be and not be done with beer. Their beers include IPAs with fruity names such as MangoFeber, PassionFeber, Barbarian and Red Robot. The brewery holds tastings and even a “Brewskival”, their annual beer festival in August.Read more on Brewski's website Read more