Dansk date Stevns
That they have been able to recruit 11,000 members in less than a decade says everything about their enthusiasm and commitment.They have brought microbrewed beer into the Danish mainstream.A very high proportion - around a third - of beer brewed in Denmark is exported. Relatively tiny amounts - somewhere around 2% of consumption - are imported.Carlsberg (through their takeover of Pripps of Sweden and Ringnes of Norway) has near total control of the Nordic beer market.
But as interest in quality beer grew, a few brave pioneers began brewing professionally. The number of breweries more than trebled in just 10 years.I used to describe Danish brewing as " little pond, inhabited by one great white shark and the odd sardine".A microbrewery explosion in the new millennium has rendered my description obselete.(quite impressive - remember there are only 5 million Danes. They break down as follows: Has two breweries in Copenhagen (one a microbrewery) and one in Fredericia.The company also owns Pripps in Sweden and Ringnes in Norway.