Carlsberg already has a joint brewery in Sweden

Carlsberg already has a joint brewery in Sweden

Carlsberg is to open a second joint brewery with Brooklyn Brewery, this time in Trondheim, Norway.

The EC Dahls Brewery follows a similar project in Sweden, launched last year, and strengthens the collaboration between the Danish and New York brewers, the companies said today. The latest project will see a new brewery with pub, restaurant, conference facilities and visitor centre opened at the existing Ringnes EC Dahls brewery site in Trondheim.

It is due to open in late summer next year and will produce local Dahls beer as well as new craft brands. Financial details of the tie-up have not been disclosed.

A spokesperson for Carlsberg told just-drinks the new craft brands will be available in Norwegian on- and off-trade. "The ultimate ambition would be to sell internationally too, but immediate focus is limited to Norwegian market," the spokesperson added.

In April last year, Brooklyn Brewery and Carlsberg unveiled an 8,000-barrel capacity site in Stockholm, called Nya Carnegiebryggeriet (the New Carnegie Brewery). The brewery initially brewed five new beers.