Monday, 5 March 2018

Carlsberg Brewery | Copenhagen

The Carlsberg Brewery surprised me. This was by far my favourite day from our entire trip to Copenhagen last year and I really didn't want to go in the first place... Carlsberg, to me, has always had negative connotations as it's a cheap lager over here in the UK, and for most people, it's not their first choice. I'm not a massive lager drinker, but let me tell you now, it's tastes so much better in Copenhagen and there are so many different types to choose from!

So what do you actually do at the brewery you ask? First of all, you go on a tour of the place; you get to see their vast collection of beer bottles, how the lager is made and the history of Carlsberg. It's actually very interesting as it's absolutely HUGE and there is a lot of information to sink in. 

You can also take a tour surrounding the Carlsberg brewery via horse and carriage! It's a nice little touch but you got to be quick as it fulls up pretty quick. They had the most magnificent shire horses as you can see pictured below.

Upon entry, you get two drinks included, we also opted to go to a beer tasting session which turned out to be a great laugh. We were the only English in the room! We were paired up with another young couple from Sweden who were absolutely lovely and recommended we visit Stockholm which we plan on doing at some point.

We were given three beers to try - Weissbier, Porter and India Pale Ale, my favourite was the Weissbeer as it was sort of sweet tasting. I didn't really like the Porter as it had a strong aftertaste, similar to Guinnes.

Though it doesn't seem like much alcohol, it went straight to our heads (my head in particular) as it's pretty strong percentage wise, which led to a very eventful and fun walk back to the Metro station. I was drunk in the middle of the day, wondering through the streets of Copenhagen - can't get much better than that!

I wasn't really interested in breweries before I visited the Carlsberg Brewery so it's taught me to keep an open mind and go with the flow when exploring abroad. It's not something I would have done if it wasn't for my boyfriend Stu, so I'm glad he encouraged us to go.

Have you ever visited a brewery? I'd love to visit the Heineken one in Amsterdam! 

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