Thu, Sep 16, 2010
By Nia Kajastie | Photos: 95% Danish
Come and engage your taste buds with a nice tipple of Danish lager or ale at this year’s Scandinavia Show. Stefan Kappel, the Managing Director and brewer at Randers Bryghus (Randers Brewery), is making a special guest appearance on both days of the show 9-10 October. Kappel will be holding an in-depth presentation about Randers beers, which also includes a tasting of their finest brews.
Randers Bryghus is a relatively young and small brewery with three people (Stefan Kappel, Jens Rasmussen and Erik Højholdt) on the payroll taking care of the daily operation of the business. Their main market is local, but they also produce a range of beers for supermarkets all around Denmark. In the UK, Randers beer is distributed by 95% Danish, and on the 95% website you can purchase a quality bottle of Randers Burr Øl, Brown Ale or Indian Pale Ale.
“Our beers aren’t typically Danish, as we draw our inspiration from different countries and brewing cultures,” explains Kappel. Accordingly, the beers represent a mix of different styles with influences picked up from Denmark, America, Germany and England.
Kappel’s talk at the show will give you a more thorough understanding of the Randers Brewery, their beers and brewing philosophy. “It’ll be a very interesting opportunity. We normally present our beer to people who are specifically interested in buying it, but at the show we will be able to get in touch with more people from other business areas,” says Kappel. “I hope the show will make people more interested in Danish products and beer, as we might only be known abroad for our bacon.”
This is something for all the real beer aficionados out there!