After a morning of sightseeing in the Denmark capital, an ice cold beer, traditional Danish lunch and a relaxed tour of a boutique brewery is in order, and that's exactly where Nørrebro Bryghus comes in! This quaint little brewery/restaurant/cafe is very popular with the locals and is renowned for it's smørrebrød lunches (a traditional Danish open-sandwich) and local beers, which can be enjoyed in the picturesque setting in which it is located.
When you first arrive, a trip around Nørrebro Bryghus' award-winning brewery is the perfect way to work up an appetite and get accustomed with its local brews and the work that goes into creating these. The tour lasts one hour and in this time you have the chance to learn all about the process of beer brewing and taste four of its different hand brewed beers. The brewery tour is led by one of the team's expert staff who are happy to answer any questions about the various tastes, ingredients and brewing process and at DKK125 per person (approx £13), it won't break the budget.
After you've sussed out your favourite brews, head over to the restaurant or cafe for a spot of lunch. Here, the chef uses the beer in many of his dishes and the staff are on hand to recommend the beer best suited to accompany your meal.You can enjoy a variety of home-made Danish smørrebrød, burgers, salads and daily specials including the delicious beer marinated beef with magras and fried polenta, delicious! If you're just after a couple of cheeky drinks you can order any one of its beers (the bar and restaurant serve up to 10 different hand brewed Nørrebro Bryghus beer and usually also guest brews from other Danish Breweries) accompanied by potato wedges, beer salted almonds or warm popcorn.
Nørrebro Bryghus is all about the beer and hosts a 'beer calendar' on its website, detailing exactly what brews it has on offer at any time accompanied by a brief description of each. At the moment, you can enjoy a classic pilsner, a traditional American pre-prohibition lager, a version of the classic British Amber or Red Ale, a filtered Belgian wheat beer with a hint of raspberry and a summer ale. Throughout summer the brewery runs a series of music events onsite so that while you try the different tastes of Nørrebro Bryghus on offer you can also enjoy some chilled out tunes.
Nørrebro Bryghus is a beer-lovers paradise and is a beautiful spot for kicking back with your mates, enjoying some music and indulging in some traditional Danish cuisine. Check out www.noerrebrobryghus.dk or get yourself straight over to Ryesgade 3, 35 30 05 30 for the real deal.