Bogedal Brew - Scandinavia’s only all-gravity brewery
Real Craftbeer made by hand
Bøgedal is the only commercial brewery in the world that maintains the Old Danish tradition of brewing Godtoel or “the good beer” which predates the industrial age. This traditional beer is strong and very rich with many of the natural sugars still intact.
By restricting the reliance on technology and without temperature control Bøgedal tends to allow the beer to live its own life and develop naturally. The brews are never identical, even when the same recipe is followed. As each brew is unique, they are identified by the batch number printed on each label along with specific details of production such as the type of beer and hops that are used.
The secret is simply a deep communion with the raw ingredients and Gitte Holmboe works constantly to improve and refine the recipes.
Mark hytte - field hut - Bøgedal Brew
To Build a house on a field
In the summer of 2015 and 2016 Casper spend his time building a field hut. The mission was to create a space for the barley to dry after harvesting and a shelter for the animal in the winter.
Lots of people participate beside the family who did a great job. We had the pleasure of working with Aldo Jorge Ramirez Carrasco and Sienna Trapp-Bowie from Fortuna Chocolate Colorado, Joshua Evans from Canada former working at Nordic Foodlab now Phd on Cambridge and photographer and Viking Troels Rosenkrantz.
Troels also made this little video documenting the process.
Bøgedal brewed on barley from Nordic Gene Bank
Bøgedal have found a treasure trove of taste in the Nordic Gene Bank at Swallows Bart . Old Danish grains have opened up new flavors and possibilities for the beer and now Bøgedal produces malt that is not just malt, but a documentation of a Danish legacy. But it takes patience for each new variety represents 5 years of careful labour - from the first planting to the brewing of 700 bottles of beer.
Over the next several years we plan to go on tasting and discovering in order to select the most interesting varieties. Bøgedal is eagerly anticipating the ability to grow and malt even more heritage grains. It will be a long journey, but since our production has been founded on an ethos of tradition and handcraft we are prepared to invest both time and care into producing a superior beer.
Many compare the taste of the first brew with champagne or top quality white wine. It is a delicate experience with interesting flavour notes that appear clear and clean side by side.
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" When Casper Vorting guides you around the 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.”
Gitte Holmboe and Casper Vorting #Boegedal
Bryggeriet Bøgedal ligger på gården Bøgedal
Boegedal is situated on a farm from 1840
Bøgedal kogekar er udformet som brændefyret tyr
Boegedal boiling keddel is formed as a bull
Firewood from Boegedal own forrest
Bøgedal is Scandinavia’s only all-gravity brewery and is boiled over an open fire using local wood as fuel. Bøgedal’s brewing method is an attraction in itself, since the brew flows freely (all gravity), from vat to vessel, without pumping, creating different levels by use of hand-powered hoists and pulleys.
The Store room at Bøgedal
75 cl Champagne bottle with cork
Kørene fordres med masken fra brygningen