Best Danish Brewery of 2015
Beer blog Stovt has challenged each of the blogs in Denmark to do a series of best of the year posts. None of us collaborated on these in advance so the choices are completely up to the blogger or bloggers themselves. Today's category is "Best Danish Brewery of 2015"
I'm sure this will be a popular choice amongst the blogs participating in this year end round-up. I wanted to be different, I swear, but in the end...I just couldn't come up with another Danish brewery that could even come close to rivaling Amager Bryghus for the title. That is not to say other breweries in Denmark are not producing awesome beers and doing great things. Flying Couch migrated a bit of Fyn to Copenhagen and has started pumping out great beers from their very own brewery. Ghost brewing has made some of the best dark beers I've had this year. Warpigs opened this year and deserve a mention simply for bringing some of the titans of brewing in America to brew their beers in an old slaughterhouse in downtown Copenhagen. Who would have thought I would taste fresh hopslam brewed in Denmark?
Amager though, they have been on a whole other level this year. From passing the impressive milestone of 1000 batches, and celebrating it by brewing one of the best DIPAs to ever be double dry hopped on this continent, to collaborating with tons of breweries. The collaborations are one of the main reasons I chose Amager this year. Collabs (as I will now refer to them as because typing is hard) are great for making some awesome or one of a kind beers, but maybe even more importantly it brings the ideas of brewers and breweries to Denmark that we might not normally see here. Outside of an ultra exclusive beer festival like CBC, how is anyone here in Denmark going to regularly get a beer from a small American breweries like cellarmaker? On the flip side these collaborations bring international attention to the Danish beer scene. Every year I get more and more emails and comments from followers outside Denmark asking about Amager beers and for other Danish beers I can recommend. For all the new and interesting beers, the bridge building collabs, and the ever present rock solid back catalogue, Amager is my natural choice.
P.S. Did you try Palpatine's Morning Juice? I'd of given it to them just for that!
Stay tuned for tomorrow's post on Best New Brewery of 2015