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Brooklyn’s Swedish Venture Shaping Up [PICS]

Fermenters and brewhouse are being installed at The New Carnegie Brewery in Stockholm today.  The project is a partnership between the Brooklyn Brewery, Carlsberg Sweden and a group of private investors.

The Swedish brewing team has been hired, and will train at Brooklyn Brewery in New York the rest of the year. The head brewer is Anders Wendler, a graduate of Sweden’s Lunds University.

“I am really looking forward to working with the New Carnegie Brewery,” said Wendler.  “For me, beer is both my job and my hobby.  So it is obviously very exciting to be involved in the creation of Stockholm’s new craft brewery.”

The New Carnegie Brewery is located in the Hammarby Sjöstad (Hammarby Lake City) neighborhood of Stockholm.  It will has the capacity to produce 300,000 liters annually. (That’s around 80,000 U.S. gallons.)

Where’s the tie? Carlsburg owns the brands of Swedish brewery, Carnegie. They also import Brooklyn’s beers into Sweden. Brooklyn on the other hand, once distributed the Carnegie Porter in New York and Massachusetts. Brooklyn plans on brewing some special offerings in Sweden, for Sweden.

Beer Street Journal is told there are no initial plans to import any New Carnegie Brewery’s beers stateside.