2 O'Clock Tasting: Brøckhouse Bryghus (Brewhouse) - Brooklyn Brew Shop

2 O'Clock Tasting
Brøckhouse Bryghus (Brewhouse)

Updated on March 30, 2016

Brøckhouse Bryghus is a Danish microbrewery located in Hillerod, Denmark, a rich cultural city just north of Copenhagen. Founder Allan Poulsen gave up his IT job to found the brewery in 1995. Brøckhouse thrived under Paulsen at first, however, the brewhouse experienced financial trouble during the 2007-2010 financial crisis and filed for bankruptcy in February 2009. As a result, Premium Beer Imports took over the company.

Brøckhouse continues to brew in accordance to ancient traditions. Many of the beers are developed in cooperation with historical recipes by using similar ingredients and inspiration from the Cistercian and Viking eras. By adopting these methods, Brøckhouse has helped revive and propel today’s Danish beer market.

  1. Draupnir

    6.5 % ABV

    Draupnir was inspired by ingredients used in Viking brews. This top-fermenting beer is spiced with pine needles, sloe berries and honey. Pouring a light golden color with a dense white head, lightly honey sweet malt aromas hit the nose. Flavors of honey and slightly boozy cherries, close to brandy, come through on the palate and are balanced by bitter flavors of pine.

  2. Esrum Kloster

    7.5 % ABV

    Esrum Kloster is a modern adaptation of the beers produced by the Esrum Abbey of Hillerod. This ale is brewed with spices that grow in the gardens of Esrum Abbey, including lavender, anise, sugar cane, lemon balm, juniper, and rosemary. Pouring a maroon color, close to cherry cola, Esrum Kloster full of mint, licorice and malt aromas. The flavor is dominated by caramel, rye and toasty malts and is accentuated by green, herbal notes.