Gamla Enskede Bryggeri
I like to drink all types of beer, but my tastes can vary depending on the the time of the year, the weather and other factors. I have to say that there’s one thing that I particularly enjoy and that is to drink beers that have a low ABV, but plenty of flavour. After all, it means that I can drink quite a lot of it without losing my sobriety so quickly and it’s usually (but not always) cheaper too.
A new brewery called Gamle Enskede recently opened in Gamla Enskede (a suburb of Stockholm) and the brewery will only brew lättöl (brewed to a maximum of 2.25%). The brewer and owner, Robin Johnander, was first inspired to become a brewer after he went for a tour at Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri. Not long after this, Robin purchased books about brewing and began to brew beers at home.
That was a few years ago and now Robin has realised his dream of opening Gamle Enskede Bryggeri. The community spirit in Enskede is strong with there already being a Gamla Enskede Bakery, Gamla Enskede Restaurant and so on. Robin felt it was only a matter of time before there was a brewery in Gamla Enskede and in May this year decided to register the name himself.
He realised that you do not need special permission to be able to sell lättöl and that it is essentially the same as selling homemade bread. Robin feels there is a dearth of good quality lättöl available and he wants to be able to make beer that is not only a good accompaniment to food, but is also able to stand on its own as a good session beer.
The first beer should be available in bottles from next month and is called EPA (Enskede Pale Ale). The second beer should be a Christmas beer brewed to be sold at the annual Christmas market in Gamla Enskede. Robin doesn’t currently have any regular stockists for his beer, but hopefully that will change soon. More information can be found on the Gamla Enskede Bryggeri Facebook page.