In 2012, Adam Norman from Australia, Richard Bull from New Zealand, Anders Hedlund from Sweden and Darryl de Necker from South Africa laid the foundation for Beerbliotek. Two years later, Swedish Niklas Gustafsson and British Gary McLachlan joined. As the name suggests, Beerbliotek has the ambition of being a kind of beer collection and since the start they have brewed 200 different varieties.
Please note that the information below may have changed since last update 2017-11-27.
What kinds of beer do you brew? We brew all styles of beer from lager to stouts, sours, IPA, pale ales, porters and so on. Our name is derived from the Latin word Bibliotheca, which means a collection of books. This means that a Beerbliotek is a collection of beers. Our focus is new beer and therefore we have brewed more than 200 different beers since the start.
Do you make low alcoholic beer? Yes, so far we have made nine different folköl [Swedish for 3,5% beer]. Our best-selling beer with low alcohol content is our Session IPA and "Whoop Ass" - a Berliner Weisse with orange peel and lactose.
Do you accept visits? Yes, we welcome visitors. Both private groups and companies are welcome to come by and enjoy a tour of the brewery with a private tasting.
Can you sample beer during a visit? The brewery's tap room has been around since December 2016. It is open on Fridays and Saturdays, all uneven weeks, and on these occasions visitors can come and drink our beers without making a reservation. It's a pub. At these times, we always have ten different beers available and if you want to you can even buy folköl [3,5%] to bring home.
Are there regular times for visits? It is open Friday-Saturday, all uneven weeks. On Fridays we are open 17-21 and on Saturdays we are open 14-19. On Fridays people are there for after work with colleagues and friends, while there are usually more families with friends on Saturdays. Many bring their children and even dogs are welcome.
How do you book a visit? Our tap room is open to the public so no booking is required. For private events you can book via our website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are your beers available at pubs in Gothenburg - at which ones? The easiest answer would be “at every pub”. Gothenburg has a rich brewery culture with over 25 breweries. The pubs and restaurants do a great job by not only offering beer from one of the breweries, but often a large selection of beer from a number of them. So if you can’t find our beer at a pub, try one from some of the other good Gothenburg breweries. You will not be disappointed.