Located on the very same spot as where the Garden Society is located today was once the Bremströmska Brewery. It was managed by no one less than J A Pripps who after 16 years of running it in the early 1800s finally became the sole owner. He renamed it – Pripps Brewery – a brewery possibly best known for the classic beer Pripps Blå. Although Pripps Brewery is long gone, the beer lives on through Danish brand Carlsberg. But that was then. Today Gothenburg is the leading beer city in Sweden with plenty of craft breweries. And as already stated, beer is at its best while fresh – so let us guide you to the tap rooms of Gothenburg. Fresh beer, directly from the producer, on the spot!
Spike Brewery is a paradise for all beer nerds out there. Enjoy really fresh beer straight out of the fermenters along with some wood fired pizza as they open up the brewery doors every Saturday. Would you like to bring the dog? No problem. There’s plenty of room for your four-legged friend. The tap room is open from 2 pm and stays that way until you decide it’s time to go home. Also: did you know that Spike was the first brewery in Gothenburg with regular pub hours?
At Beerbliotek in area Sandarna you’ll find both beer and brewers from near and far. The brewery that’s run by six friends from different parts of the world are brewing according to the simple philosophy that only brews they, themselves, would like to drink is worth brewing. And now there’s a whole library of beers to discover! Curious yet? Pay them a visit as they are open on Fridays and Saturdays. There are always at least ten different beers to choose from and you can even bring your own food(!), and your dog – of course. Don’t forget to keep track of their Facebook page, you’ll never know when a fun event might show up. Even been to a tap room concert?
Next to Gotenius Shipyard on the north side of the river Göta Älv is Vega brewery. Here, the brewers are indeed working hard to brew great beer for all thirsty beer lovers out there, and they gladly take the extra step to make it happen. Visit their tap room open on selected Fridays, and normally in collaboration with some awesome food truck as well. Have you ever heard about beer-yoga? No? Like them on Facebook to keep up with their next event.
Två feta grisar
Två feta grisar, (in English: two fat pigs), got its name from two happily rooting pigs living outside their first brewery. Things scaled up from there and today the brewery is located in the area Aröd, just a short busride from the city centre. Beer lovers are welcome on the last Saturday every month between 4 pm and 10 pm. The brewery doesn’t offer any food, but classic beer snacks as sausage and cold cuts are served!
Odd Island Brewing
Odd Island Brewing kickstarted their brewery business in 2016 when Daniel Svensson and Peter Iwars both had left the tour life of In Flames behind for the art of brewing beer – full time. It started out quite small but scaled up quickly. In the beginning of 2019 they moved the brewery to a larger venue, and now they’re finally opening a tap room as well! They intend to stay open every weekend, Fridays between 3 pm–7 pm and Saturdays 2 pm–7 pm.
Stigbergets Bryggeri has had a small-scale production of beer since 2014. Everything from lagers, via sour ales to imperial stouts. The local brewery has now started a new concept. A combination of a guided tour through the brewery along with a beer tasting. The beers tested are accompanied by a small dish made from the head chef, which will enhance the whole experience.
Is Poppels the most famous of Gothenburg breweries? Maybe. A Poppels beer is on average consumed every 20 seconds in Sweden. And the brewery just keeps growing. A tap room/restaurant is soon opening in the venue located at the old factory grounds of Jonsered – just a 12-minute train ride from the central station (no time at all if you know just how good that after work-beer tastes). For the latest news and the release of the actual opening date (sometime this spring) – keep track of their website!
Sad Robot Brewing
At Sad Robot beers for the post-apocalyptic future is brewed, as they brewers themselves say. Order dystopic beer and something to eat at the brewery bar, surrounded by fermenters and cisterns. The bar is open every Friday, on the last weekend of every month Friday and Saturday. Feel free to bring your dog along as well!
Ten minutes with the commuter train from central Gothenburg you’ll find the new craft brewery Beerium, based in the power plant of a former glass factory. Their tap room is open the last Saturday of every month between February and November, and you can also book a private after work or beer tasting. “Hyperlocal” is the motto for this beer crew, and besides in restaurants and bars around Gothenburg, you’ll find their beer at Systembolaget in Nödinge, one commuter rail stop away.
While being north of Gothenburg, head to the brewery En Aleigen’s tap room The Mothership. Located in the outskirts of the city of Kungälv, this tap room is open one to two Saturdays a month beteen 13-19. Here you can choose to try their own ale, IPA, pilsner or porter.
Know of another place that should be on this list? Send us an email at email@example.com.