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Christmas beer season in Denmark is a celebration!
The Danish Christmas Beer Fest at the Seattle Danish Center brings the festivities to the Pacific Northwest!

Experience this annual tradition taking place in November. The event involves Danish Christmas beers, Akvavit, Danish Christmas treats, a Julequiz/Christmas trivia, and much more. Other beverage options are available for the non beer drinkers.

2016 Event Sponsors: A big thank you to Arcus (producer of Aalborg aquavit), Pfaff’s Old Time Christmas Tree Farm, EAT Ballard, and Patxi’s Pizza for supporting this event!

Photo Album: 2016 Danish Christmas Beer Fest

2016 Danish Christmas Beer Fest Breweries and Spirits


santas-little-helper-2013Mikkeller Brewery

mikkeller_hoppy_lovin_christmas-375x600Mikkeller Brewery was founded in 2006 in Copenhagen, Denmark by Mikkel Borg Bjergsø and Kristian Klarup Keller. Mikkel and Kristian spent years experimenting with home brewing and various recipes before the now internationally-recognized Mikkeller brewing company came to be. Mikkeller’s award-winning beer has twice been rated fifth best brewery in the world and won the “Danish Brewery of the Year” award in 2006, 2008, and 2009. Beer from Mikkeller brewery can now be found in over 40 countries. Mikkeller bars have also surfaced across the globe, in Bangkok, San Francisco, Stockholm, and other major cities.

 

To Øl 

to-ol-test-b-86701-618x618to-ol-likeweisse-bottleTo Øl brewery was founded in 2010 by Tobias Emil Jensen and Tore Gynther, who had a desire to shake up the beer landscape in Denmark with a focus on quality, taste, and content rather than historical legacy like many of the 100-year old Danish breweries. The brewery uses fine quality raw ingredients to create “potent beers, packed with flavor and character” (To Øl). Their mission is to brew “beers you do not easily forget (unless you just had too many)” (To Øl).

Aalborg Akvavit

04-aalborg-logoSince 1846 Aalborg Akvavit has been a central element in Danish celebrations, especially around Christmas time for a traditional Danish Julefrokost (Christmas Luncheon). It has become the best-selling spirits brand in Denmark.
At the Danish Christmas Beer Fest we will be serving Aalborg Jubilaeums Akvavit. This is a milder akvavit with a base of dill and coriander, rather than the typical caraway. Aalborg Akvavit is not yet available in WA State, but on Friday you can taste the spirit at the Seattle Danish Center and even have a chance to take a bottle home!
Read more here (Danish)

 

 

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Find the 2016 poster here: Danish Christmas Beer Fest

 

 

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