Brooklyn Brewery Expanding to Stockholm

Company plans craft beers for Sweden

Brooklyn Brewery is branching out. The company announced yesterday that it's expanding to Sweden, where it will be opening a new brewery and kicking off an international "brewer exchange program."

According to the New York Times, the new, $5 million Stockholm brewery is part of a partnership between Brooklyn Brewery, D. Carnegie & Co., and Carlsberg Sweden. It will be called the Brooklyn-New Carnegie Brewery and will put out 8,000 barrels a year. According to Gothamist, Brooklyn's operation in Williamsburg puts out 120,000 barrels a year.

The new space will have room for 100 visitors inside and another 150 outside, and the company is working on getting some local food vendors in on the fun.

Chief executive Eric Ottoway told the New York Times that the new brewery would be brewing new, small-batch beers in Stockholm.

"Our main beers will not be brewed there, and will continue to be exported from Brooklyn," he said.

As part of the "brewer exchange program," the company's new Swedish brewers will train at the Brooklyn facilities and "learn our deepest, darkest secrets," the company said on its blog. "In turn Garrett and the Brooklyn team will take turns visiting Sweden to brew special Brooklyn offerings — like Brewmaster’s Reserve and Worshipful Company of Brewers releases — as well as developing some brand new beers by the end of 2013."

Unfortunately, those new beers will only be available in Sweden, at least in the beginning.

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