COPENHAGEN BEER WEEK

Copenhagen Beer Week is a brand new and unique initiative supported by numerous breweries from all over Denmark, who for this occasion have come together and put Danish beer craft and brewing culture in the spotlight.

It is the first time, that this many breweries have joined forces to create an event, displaying the diversity of the Danish beer scene today. Over the course of the past 20 years, we have seen an exponential development on the Danish beer market – expanding from less than 20 individual breweries in 2000 to more than 200 in 2019.

In 2019 alone nearly 2000 new beers were launched.

Founder and CEO of the international brewery success Mikkeller, Mikkel Borg Bjergsø, is one of the initiators behind Copenhagen Beer Week:

“For many years we have been doing Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen and Mikkeller Beer which are both more focused on the nerdy side of beer and is aimed at the hardcore Mikkeller fans. The vast majority of the guests are foreigners, coming to Copenhagen to take part in these events, whereas many locals are unaware of the opportunity to take part in a beer event at such an international scale and thereby missing all the fun. That is why we with Copenhagen Beer Week would like to expand the focus on beer to the whole city.”

One of Denmark’s youngest breweries is “Åben” (“Open”) from Kolding, who have recently been awarded the title as Brewery of the Year 2019. Founder and general manager Philip Hulgaard had no doubts about their participation in Copenhagen Beer Week.

“If we with Copenhagen Beer Week can be part of creating great experiences for the many beer geeks in Copenhagen as well as for the more general curious minds, who want to explore the world of beer, then we have achieved what we want. We hope that by teaming up with all the other great breweries we can be part of the creation of a great beer tradition in Denmark and thereby expand the acknowledgement of Danish beer craft in Denmark as well as internationally."

Copenhagen Beer Week is a production of Food Organisation of Denmark