Carlsberg Brewery Museum

One thing you must know about my in-laws is that they love beer. Not in a “let’s get drunk” kind of way, but in a “let’s enjoy a good beer” way. The best known brewery in Copenhagen is Carlsberg, and luckily John and Annie hadn’t yet visited it so it was a great opportunity to do something new for everyone. Algo que deben saber sobre mis suegros es que les encanta la cerveza. No como “emborrachemosnos!” pero mas como “disfrutemos una buena cerveza”. La cerveceria mas conocida en Copenhagen es Carlsberg, y por suerte John y nnie no la habian visitado aun. Asi que era una gran oportunidad para hacer algo nuevo para todos.


So we decided on our first day in Copenhagen to head out to the old brewery site where Carlsberg offers tours of their older facilities and a museum. We arrived there at around 1pm planning on having lunch and drinking a few beers in the afternoon. We walked about 3 miles to get to the site (mainly because we got lost) and once we arrived we noticed the great the architecture of the place. Asi que en nuestor primer dia en Copenhagen decidimos visitar la antigua cerveceria donde Carlsberg ofrece tours de la fabrica y un museo de la compania. Llegamos mas o menos a la 1 con el plan de almorzar y tomarnos unas cervezas en la tarde. Caminamos como 5 kilometros para llegar al lugar (principalmente porque nos perdimos) y una vez que llegamos nos dimos cuenta de la gran arquitectura del lugar.







We thought the tour would be of the actual brewing process, but they no longer brew on that site. So the tour was of a museum that showed how the brewery evolved and how Carlsberg beer has impacted Copenhagen’s history. The Carlsberg legacy has affected everything in the city – from the city’s economy, to developing beer brewing technology and beer science worldwide, to enhancing and endorsing national arts,  architecture, and community development. We were really happy to learn more than just about brewing – we got a good Copenhagen history lesson as well. Pensamos que el tour seria sobre el proceso de hacer cerveza, pero ya no fermentan as en este lugar. Asi que el tour era mas que nada del museo que mostraba como Carlsberg ha evolucionado con el tiempo y el impacto que ha tenido en la historia de Copenhagen. El legado de Carlsberg ha afetado todo en la ciudad – desde su economia, al desarrollo de technologias de fermentacion y ciencias de la cerveza a nivel mundial, a desarrollo de las artes nacionales, arquitectura, y desarrollo comunitario. Estabamos felices de aprender mas que solo cerveza – fue una clase de historia de Copenhagen tambien.

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Part of the tour takes you to a room that hosts over 22,000 beer bottles. This is the largest collection of beer bottles in the world. We didn’t look one by one, but the sight of shelves and shelves full of beer bottle was pretty amazing.We learned that workers in the old factory used to get their personal kegs filled up with everyday (2 liters) at the beginning of their shift. Now that is a nice perk! Parte del tour te lleva a una sala que mantiene una coleccion de 22,000 botellas de cervezas diferentes. Esta es la collecion de botellas de cerveza mas grande del mundo. No miramos las botellas una por una, pero ver repisas y repisas llenas es impresionante.Aprendimos que los trabajdores de la antigua cerveceria recibian un jarron personal de cerveza lleno (2 litros) al comienzo de cada jornada laboral. Ahora eso es un beneficio del trabajo!

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Of course…two of our favorite parts of the tour were: lunch time and the 2 beers included in the ticket price. For lunch we sat on one of their patios and tried smoked salmon sandwich and a sausage. Folks…that grilled sausage was a highlight of the day! The beers we were able to taste were delicious, we tried a Jacobsen Ale and a Tuborg. These two brands make up part of the Carlsberg portfolio of beers. After tasting these beers we are quickly growing a Carlsberg addiction. Claro…la parte favorita del tour fueron el almuerzo y las 2 cervezas incluidas en la entrada. Para el almuerzo nos sentamos en uno de los patios y probamos el sandwich de salmon ahumado y una longaniza. Amigos…esa longaniza fue una de las mejores que hemos probado! Las cervezas que probamos estaban deliciosas, probamos la Jacobsen Ale y una Tuborg. Estas dos marcas son parte del portafolio de cervezas de Carlsberg. Despues de probar estas cervezas nos estamos volviendo adictos a Carlsberg.

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At the end of the tour we stopped by the gift shop to get a couple of souvenirs. On our way out, we walked by Carl Jacobsen’s garden, which had a big hill. This hill had a great impact in the name to the brand, “berg” means hill or mountain, so Carlsberg is the beer made in this hill by Carl. The park was beautiful, full of great flowers, big trees, and everything blooming. This was just the perfect way to finish our trip to the brewery. If you are visiting Copenhagen and have some interest in beer, we absolutely recommend visiting Carlsberg brewery! Al final del tour pasamos por el gift shop para comprar un par de souvenirs. En el camino de vulta, pasamos por el jardin de Carl Jacobsen, el cual tiene una loma. Esta loma tiene un gran impacto en el nombre de la marca “berg” significa monte o montana, asi que Carlsberg is la cerveza hecha en esta loma por Carl. El parke es muy lindo, lleno de flores, arboles enormes, y todo floreciendo. Esta fue la manera perfecta de terminar el paseo por la cerveceria. Si visitan Copenhagen y tienen algo de interes en cerveza, les recomendamos visitar Carlsberg!

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3 responses to “Carlsberg Brewery Museum”

  1. Wow, I recently returned from Stockholm and immediately was looking up trips to Copenhagen. SO Happy to see your pictures! My heart longs for Europe and bicycles :)Have an excellent trip!!!!

    • Thank you! We are really enjoying the city. It would be really nice to visit more places in Scandinavia, so maybe a future trip will include more cities. Stockholm sounds like a great place to visit. We agree on the bicycles…its so cool to see all these people moving around wearing dresses or suits and carrying their children, dogs, significant others, etc…

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