Carlsberg’s Jacobsen Chanterelle Lager and Jacobsen Sour Rye

Carlsberg’s Jacobsen Chanterelle Lager and Jacobsen Sour Rye

Carlsberg's Jacobsen Chanterelle Lager, Jacobsen Sour Rye

Category - Beer, 10% abv

Available - From this month

Location - Denmark, high-end on-premise

Carlsberg has launched the first beers from a new partnership with food scientists that aims to create high-end cask-conditioned beers for top restaurants.

The Danish brewery has teamed up with the Nordic Food Lab, a gastronomy research institute at the University of Copenhagen, to roll out two beers under the Jacobsen brand - a Chanterelle Lager and Sour Rye. Carlsberg said the ambition is to establish an "exclusive series of eminent cask-conditioned Jacobsen beers for Danish restaurants".

The first beers have already rolled out to one of Denmark's Michelin-starred restaurants, the Ti Trin Ned ("Ten Steps Down") in Jutland, with more expected to follow, Carlsberg said.

Both Jacobsen Chanterelle Lager and Jacobsen Sour Rye have undergone primary fermentation, cellaring in new casks made of various types of wood beneath the Jacobsen Brewhouse at Carlsberg's Copenhagen headquarters. Chanterelle Lager, for example, has been sitting in a new mulberry-wood cask to give it a dryness, Jacobsen's brewmaster, Morten Ibsen, said.

The new programme employs a "manifesto" to ensure the beers meet the required standards for restaurants. The manifesto is:

  • All beer is over 10% abv, so there is no use-by date, just the vintage
  • All beer is unfiltered
  • All beer has natural carbonation
  • All beer is stored in Carlsberg's cellars, which date back to 1847

Carlsberg has partnered with a number of different groups to launch new beers over the past few years. Most recently, the brewer teamed up with New York's Brooklyn Brewery to roll out some small batch beers in Lithuania as part of a wider link-up.

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