The small village of Grythyttan is famous for its food and restaurant curriculum at “Restauranghögskolan” (Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Meal Science), Måltidens Hus and Loka Brunn. The culinary scene will soon be reinforced through the reopening of the old brewery, Grythyttans brygghus in Grythyttan.
Henrik Olsson, one of the initiators explains that “a good friend and I decided to contact the owners (fourth generation) of Grythyttans brygghus “.
Up until the early 1990’s Grythyttans brygghus produced “Svagdricka” but since then the brewery has been closed.
“ The first thing we did was to rebuild a small part of the brewery into a laboratory. That was two years ago and during this time we’ve been experimenting with different beer styles. We have three styles we like. It is a Bohemian Pilsner, an English Ale and a Double IPA. We decided to start commercial brewing with the Bohemian Pilsner called 117 Bohemian Lager“, Henrik continuous.
The old brewhouse is undergoing significant refurnishing to make room for new German equipment required for the decoction mashed pilsner. The master brewer, Michel Ahlin Wigardt had contacted several Swedish micro breweries for collaboration and eventually to produce their 117 Bohemian Lager. “The response did not meet with our expectations, so we went back to the original brew scheme and decided to contact brewers in the Czech Republic instead”, Henrik informs me. Through local contacts they met with over 100 different breweries. Finally, they connected with the brewery Pivovar Vyškov. This brewery provides training courses in the art of classic Czech brewing and Michel Ahlin Wigardt got sn opportunity to brew with their brewmaster on site in Vyškov.
The new brewing equipment will be ready in Grythyttan in early 2013. The brewmaster at Pivovar Vyškov will support to ensure consistency between the beers brewed in Vyškov and those in Grythyttan.
“ We started the marketing campaign last week focusing on high quality restaurants. You can already enjoy a Grythyttan beer at several pubs in Karlstad, Örebro, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Karlskoga and Åre. Once the beer production will commence in Grythyttan we might focus on getting the beer into the Systembolaget stores “, Henrik says.
“ Our philosophy around food and drinks is influenced by the Restauranghögskolan in Grythyttan. Taste is a personal and no one can claim that this tastes good or bad. We will tell you what we think tastes good and try our best to describe why. Then it’s up to consumers to use our descriptions as a guide if they want to.”
Location: Bjurvägen 6, 712 32 Hällefors
Phone: +46 59 117 117