Man, some of you guys are hard core, making homebrews and being commissioned to brew for a friends wedding...
That's some pressure.
Anyway... Thought I'd give you a heads up on some very nice beer, from my neck of the woods, that you probably never heard of. It's quite pricy because of the limited production, but I absolutely love their stuff.
It's imported and distributed to the US by theses guys www.bunitedint.com
Here's a description and some pics of the beer and brewery...
"When Casper Vorting shows you around his brewery, the mind tends to wander back to those seldom times that you only experience in the cellar of a Mediterranean vineyard, when the winemaker proudly treats you to a tour of his cellar.
This mysterious atmosphere and spirit is reflected in everything about the place: the brewing methods, choice of bottles, labels etc. It reeks of quality and a mature respect for the beers own character.”
Henrik Bøegh, Handmade Beer.
All Gravity Brewery
Bøgedal is an atypical brewery in that it is Scandinavian’s only All gravity (Free Fall brewery). The beer runs from cask to cask by means of pulleys, flows from level to level without the use of pumps, and the wort is cooked over an open fire. Because of the delicate methods in use, Bøgedal can produce a nearly clear beer without filtration, thereby retaining many of the important flavours and aromas.
The brews are never identical, even when the same recipe is followed. Low technology without temperature control allows the beer to live its own life and develop naturally. Bøgedal Bryghus, as the only commercial brewery in the world, maintains an old Danish tradition of brewing so-called, “Goodbeer”, going back to the pre-industrial age. This is a strong, very rich beer with many of the natural sugars still intact.
Each brew is unique
Since each brew is unique, the bottles are labelled according to the number of the brew, with the only data being the type of beer and hops, plus the brew and bottling dates.
World Class Beer
Jan Filipe, Barley Wine, describes a Bøgedal Beer like this: “…is the only one in Denmark, maybe in all of Scandinavia, that is remarkably singular, finding no points of reference among its fellows. Were we to find a parallel in the world of wines, it could be nothing less than a “Pingus-beer”.
Bøgedal was founded in 2004, and has an annual production of a mere 30,000 bottles of 75cl. Each brew has a capacity of 700 bottles. The beer is being imported by B. United International Inc www.bunitedint.com for distribution on the US marked.
Unfiltered and un-pasteurised
The beer is very delicate, being unfiltered and un-pasteurised, is ideally stored upright at 8 degrees Celsius, and protected from sunlight. Before consumption, the bottles should be allowed to stand upright for up to 48 hours so that yeast residues and sediment can settle, and Bøgedal recommends a drinking temperature of 8-12 degrees Celsius.