Kastellet bryggeri is one of the many new breweries starting up in Sweden at the moment. The brewer, Christian Borg, know what he is doing. He has a degree from the Brewing Technology Programme in Ludvika (Västerbergslagens utbildningscentrum) and did internship at Ölvisholt Brygghus on Iceland as part of his education. Jon (Brewmaster/founder) at Ölvisholt Brygghus still gives him advice on what to do and don´t. One part of the brewing concept is to find a good place to the north west of Stockholm.
” I am going to use a really tasty beer as a base and then spice and flavor it with special ingredients. “, Christian tells me. ” I have a Blackberry beer (Björnbärliner Weisse) that I would like to continue develop. I plan to have Dark Castle Stout and Princess Pale Ale as regular beers. It only takes me a few weeks to have them ready for sale unlike my Prussian Weissen that takes six months to mature. I am going to invests in high quality product from the beginning! “, he continues.
Kastellet brewery is not ready to starts commercially brewing but Christian is already promoting his beers to the local market. If everything goes to plan we will be able to see some Kastellet beers in the beginning of next year.
I am looking forward to some Borgs Bitter, Kastellet Brown Ale, Johannas Lager, Björnbärliner Weisse and Dark Castle Stout.