and Micro breweries
Copenhagen has a dozen top-class beer bars - several
brewpubs and beer shops and Copenhagen
is becoming one of Europe’s top-beer destinations
and many of the beer bars have eating facilities. All supermarkets
have an excellent selection of quality beers in all categories.
Beer is called “Øl” in Danish”.
Drinking beer and consuming alcohol is a part of the Danish drinking
culture - and has been it for several generations.
Danish Drinking Culture
Drinking beer and consuming alcohol
is a part of the Danish drinking culture - and
has been it for many many generations. Properly the Danish Vikings
started the process by inventing their very strong drink called
"Mjød" - produced by fermenting
a solution of water and honey with grain mash - a potent kind of
strong beer with a very high alcohol present. The
Vikings just had to have some kind of “Firewater”
with their heavy meals. The earliest archaeological evidence for
the production of “Mjød” dates to around 700
AC - and has ever since followed the various recipes from
the Danish breweries production of beer - and the Danes taste of
the most common beer type - pale lager - simply known as
"Pilsner" in Danish.
Copenhagen has nearly 20 micro breweries spread
in and outside the city where one can enjoy fresh cool home
brewed beer in many varieties and of all sorts - just a
venue for beer lovers and enthusiasts.
Most of the micro breweries have restaurant and eating facilities.
The first micro breweries opened in Copenhagen in 2003
with 12-15 varieties of beer and brew up to 20-30,000
litres of beer annually. At the present Danish breweries
and micro breweries produce more than 700 million
litres and sell more than 7,000 million litres
of beer annually giving Denmark the lead for having the most breweries
per capita than anywhere else in the world. Still Carlsberg
and Tuborg brews are the most well known
among beer fans.