Nya Carnegiebryggeriet, the new Swedish beer production facility that's the result of a partnership between Brooklyn Brewery and Carlsberg Sweden, officially opened its doors on Thursday, March 27.
The new craft brewery is located in the F-marked Luma factory in Hammarby Sjöstad, with its own restaurant.
Nya Carnegiebryggeriet is a revival of the Carnegie Brewery, a 178-year-old brand that is the oldest trademark in Sweden.
Swedish Minister of Rural Affairs, Eskil Erlandsson opened New Carnegie today, March 27, culminating two years of work by the partners behind the project. Attending the event were Marc Jensen, CEO of Carlsberg Sweden, as well as Brooklyn Brewery’s GM Eric Ottaway, Brewmaster Garrett Oliver and co-founder Steve Hindy.
“Since our company’s founding, we’ve always looked outward," says Oliver. Steve Hindy and I both discovered beer while traveling abroad. The Ottaways grew up in far-flung places around the globe. And in Sweden we’ve found a real community that has welcomed us with open arms. It’s only natural that we partner with our friends here to create a new chapter in brewing."
The new brewery is operated by a subsidiary of Brooklyn Brewery, one of America’s top 10 craft breweries. Nya Carnegiebryggeriet is the first overseas joint venture with an American brewery. Brooklyn beers are distributed by Carlsberg throughout Scandinavia. The Swedish-based staff of New Carnegie has been hired by and trained at Brooklyn Brewery under Oliver. They are brewmaster Anders Wendler, general manager Fredrik Vogel, and brewers Josefine Karlsson, Christoffer Thurgesson, and Karl Fornarve.
Wendler and Oliver presented the brewery’s five inaugural beers: Nya Carnegie Kellerbier, Nya Carnegie Amber, Nya Carnegie Primus Lux, Nya Carnegie Lumens in Tenebris and Nya Carnegie J.A.C.K. (a sessionable IPA that uses the first letter of our brewer’s names in Stockholm). Also on tap are Brooklyn Lager, Brooklyn Hammarby Syndrome and Carnegie Porter 175. Moreover, there will be a real ale tap and a number of different bottle beers, primarily from different Swedish craft breweries, and also a selection of vintage bottles.
“For me beer is both my job and my hobby,” says Wendler, a homebrewer in his spare time. “Therefore it feels amazing to be part of creating Nya Carnegiebryggeriet, that we hope will be a beer temple for everyone who wants to explore the world of beer.”
Nya Carnegiebryggeriet will make small-scale beer will be available both as draught and in bottles and will be sold at the nearest Systembolag, in selected restaurants and bars in Stockholm, Sweden, and the world.