Carlsberg has unveiled plans to open a new brewery next year. The Danish brewer said yesterday (22 November) that it will open Husbryggeriet Jacobsen, in Valby, on the Danish Zealand island, in June 2005.

The brewery, which will brew special beer, will be named after Carlsberg founder, J.C. Jacobsen, and will be one of Carlsberg visit centres, which register 150,000 guests annually.

Husbryggeriet Jacobsen's production capacity will stand at about 5m 0.33-litre bottles per year.
For the first nine months of 2004, the group posted a net revenue of DKK27.066 bln (US$4.8 bln), against DKK26.2 bln for the same period of 2003. The group's operating profit was DKK3.05 bln, up from DKK2.9 bln in the same period of 2003.