Svaneke Bryghus is a 100% organic craft brewery. As one of the first microbreweries to open in Denmark, Svaneke Bryghus on Bornholm is today widely known for its authentic taste, sustainable production methods and wide range of speciality beers. At the heart of the success are just five ingredients: malt, hops, water, yeast and, most importantly, time.
Known for its beautiful landscapes, sunny weather and local delicacies and food producers, the small, rocky island of Bornholm is also the home of one of Denmark’s first microbreweries. Founded by a local beer enthusiast in 2000, Svaneke brewery and restaurant has developed into a successful local enterprise. But the original respect for and connection to the craft are still intact.
In the experienced hands of brew master Jan Paul, Svaneke Bryghus produces around 1.5 million litres of beer a year, including a number of non-alcoholic brews and a gluten free beer. 50 per cent of the production is powered by nature – solar panels, that is – and the surrounding environment also acts as a major source of inspiration in the development of new tastes and products.
Jan Paul is an acknowledged teacher within his field in Denmark and abroad. Combining nature’s inspiration with time and patience is, in his opinion, the key to the creation of a good beer. Time is the quintessence of our production; it’s what essentially gives our beer its balanced and perfectly rounded taste. We don’t release anything before the beer has had the time it needs.
Svaneke’s beers are sold all over Denmark and the rest of the north, but to taste the full range of beers, you will have to visit the brewery’s home in Svaneke on Bornholm.