Nya Carnegie Brewery is a continuation of a brewing dynasty in Sweden. We have taken the name of Carnegie and all the weight of 178 years of brewing history and recharged it with something modern, something innovative. In this situation, what beer do you brew first? How do you commemorate the start of a new chapter, a new dawn? A daunting task, we’re sure you’ll agree.
This is our answer. We do it with a big, muscular Winter Ale with a notable balanced bitterness. It is dark and rich with caramel and roasted sweetness. The hints of chocolate and coffee from the malt mesh with the liquorice tones from dark muscovado sugar and the berry fruitiness of UK Bramling Cross hops to profound effect. A long, slightly warm fermentation with ale yeast produces fruity esters and a mildly warming alcohol aspect. Look out for a version which will be aged in American oak bourbon barrels where we hope the mosaic of flavours will increase even more in luxuriant complexity.
So, as we sit here in the cold Swedish winter enjoying the first fruits of our efforts in building this beautiful brewery, we can enjoy the comfort and contentment this dark Winter Ale provides.
MALTS: German Pale, Munich and Cara Malts. English Crystal and Pale Chocolate Malts.
ADDITIONS: Muscovado Sugar
HOPS: Galena (bittering), Bramling Cross (aroma)
YEAST: Brooklyn House Ale
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 17° Plato
FOOD PAIRINGS: Braised meats, stews, ox-tail, game, dark sauces, hearty soups, desserts – especially chocolate. Show Less