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Brewing The Mistress (Vintage 2015)

A Double Double Mash                             Brewing the mistress was a pretty full-on process. Normally when I brew a beer for Penyllan and transfer it into barrels I just take care of it,...

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Beer Blog Awards 2019

One week a year the Danish beer bloggers are creating the Danish Beer Blog Awards. It’s a celebration of the best from the year that has passed, and this is the fifth time it takes place.

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Brewing with Hay

                From a practical point of view, brewing with hay in the mash can aid formation of a filter bed. But there is definitely a flavor component as well. The first thing we do is lay down a bed of hay, then fill our...

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ØLentusiasteN – The Danish Beer Enthusiasts Magazine

I promised a little translation from the below article that was written about the first four ladies that we released at the end of last year. I have included the images of the original article but head down the bottom of the page to see the english translation. Enjoy...

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Honorary Diploma

We were so incredibly proud and honoured to be awarded a Honorary Diploma by the Danske Gastronomiske Akademi on Saturday the 6th of April. Especially with the company we were in. Congrats to all the other people and businesses that were given the diplomas. And thank you to the Danish Gastronomic Academy for thinking that we are creating something that deserves to be honoured.

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The Master of Hoppets talking about Natalie

It was great to see Peter and the guys from The Master of Hoppets talking about the gorgeous Natalie. I actually think they do a much better job of it than I do. They are drinking bottle 106 . of 284.

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New 3000L Botti

    The other day our new 30hl botti from Montepulciano arrived. We have been so so happy with the results from our other foudres that I just want more! The beautiful red Nobile di Montepulciano was only emptied from it just before it was sent straight to...

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Sea Buckthorn

        Sea Buckthorn is a very Scandinavian berry. I had only heard of it but never tasted it before I moved here. On the island there is a wonderful couple that moved here to start up a sea buckthorn plantation. Camilla and Mads have created...

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Red Currants

          Driving around Bornholm one day we went past one of the little road side stalls that we like to shop at. They have wonderful herbs, kale and leaks generally but on this day we noticed a little sign saying that they also had red...

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BBQ Plum Sauce

Plums boost the tangy-sweet flavour of this quick homemade barbecue sauce, which is finger-licking good on grilled chicken, pork (ribs, especially), and duck. Wait until the meat is almost cooked before brushing on the sauce, lest it burn.      ...

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Plum Cocktail

Plum Rosemary Gin Fizz                                           Two things that grow like crazy here on Bornholm; Rosemary and Plum. And we always have gin close...

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An Incredible Season for Plums

                            What a year it has been for fruit on this beautiful island. Every time we walk through the forest close to us there is something to nibble on. I like walks that provide...

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Hand Labeled, Signed and Numbered

                                    At last! I know I have been talking about selling some of our beers for a while now (around three years) but this is finally happening. The...

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Epic Blending Session – A Beer With Black Currants

               What a day! Tasting, tasting and a bit more tasting and then onto blending. We have an incredible black currant beer in one of the Chianti foudres. We brewed it in 2015, pitched in 500kg of Black Currants in 2016...

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BXL BeerFest

                We were pretty blown way to be included in the BXL BeerFest in Brussels. Especially as we wery the only Danish brewery to be invited. With the likes of Cantillon, 3 Fonteinen, Tilquin, Jester King, De Cam, De...

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A Wonderful Article About Penyllan

Translation? Below is a slightly fixed up google translate of the article. Just remember that it is an article so not completely correct. But you can get the gist. It is still an incredible write up.   Sour wildness on the sunshine...

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    We have a huge amount of blackberries growing on this island. The first year we lived here I spent every day during August picking them and making jams and sauces and desserts. They were great Christmas presents. But now we have barrels with beer and...

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Black Currants into the Chianti Foudre

Beautiful beautiful black currants.  Super ripe so we put all 500kg into the barrel. The base beer was a lovely light bodied saison which soured with our Garden Party culture over the course of a year in a 2500 liter chianti foudre. I am not sure what this will end up...

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‘She’s In Charge’

And now for a little episode that TV2 Bornholm did on us. Seeing I knew the interviewer and she followed me around with the camera man for about 4 hours during a brew day, I was very relaxed and chatty and generally myself. I also thought they would edit out all of...

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Jester King – Texas comes to Bornholm

                  What a couple of days. Seven of the Jester King crew came over and spent a couple of days on the island. We ate. We drunk. We foraged. We farmed. And eventually we brewed. A month before they arrived, they...

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3rd Round of Barrels Arriving

              Another day and another truck pulls up at the brewery. We know the delivery men by name now as they come here almost daily. They even know where the key is so they can put stuff inside if we are not around. But back to...

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        Today we put 20kg of organic blueberries from Denmark's oldest blueberry plantation into a sour blonde brewed with our Garden Party Culture that has been ageing in a 220L Bordeaux barrel. The Bornholm blueberry plantation is 50 years old...

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Mirabelle Plums

            Bornholm really spoils us in summertime with incredible fruits, herbs and vegetables. This year we went out to 'urban forage' for plums. When we say urban forrage, what we mean is going into peoples summer house gardens which...

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Christmas Beer

                  There is a holiday in Denmark that you won’t find on the calendar, but is widely celebrated nonetheless. It’s a day that brings Danes out in full force, decked out in elf hats and in an awfully merry mood....

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Filling Barrels at last!

                    It is pretty exciting to be getting beer into barrels at last. We have been transferring several beers this month and lots more going forward. There is a blend of a saison, a brett brux blonde and a...

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Chianti! Champagne! and Cherry Wine, Oh My!

                  Another day and anther truck. This time it was six big beautiful chianti foudres, lots of champagne barrels and a cherry wine barrel.  I am so excited to get these filled but there is so much work to do...

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Cleaning, Cleaning and More Cleaning

                                          One of the things that is wonderful starting up a business on a small island that realestate is a touch less expensive...

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