of No 101, 103, 125,
127 and 130
US import and contact
" 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.” Henrik Bøegh, Handmade Beer.
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.” Jyllandsposten
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.
World Class Beer
The world famous Danish Newspaper, Jyllands Posten, short and sweet, describes Bøgedal Beer as, “…a world class brew with depth and originality”, and in another article, “Brewer master, Casper Vorting, has found a magic formula for beer, justifying its position as Denmark’s most costly. He doesn’t attempt to interpret an IPA, a monastery brew, a bock or for that matter any other type of beer. Beer from Bøgedal is Bøgedal Beer, in their own home-styled fashion. “
Bøgedal brewed on barley
from Nordic Gene Bank
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
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 labor - 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.
founded in 2004, and has an annual production of a mere 35,000 bottles
Each brew has a
capacity of 800 bottles.
Jyllands Posten 14th
of June 2008
Jyllands Posten 2th
of December 2007
6 out of 6 stars”
The Brewery’s own description
Brew No. 101
no. 127 Copy 103
The beer is being imported by B. United International Inc www.bunitedint.com for distribution on the US marked.