I founded Beerhere in 2008 after I had left my first brewery and sworn never to get back into the brewing business. However beer brewing is like Eagles’ Hotel Califonia, you can check out, but you can never leave.
After borrowing other peoples breweries for some years, Beerhere had found quite a following of beer drinkers around the world, that enjoyed beer a little outside the normal styles, while still maintaining high drinkability and the omissions of too many silly ingredients and gimicky BS. My wife and I decided it was time to build our own brewery on the island of Bornholm in the middle of the Baltic Sea, where we live.
We found an old fishing factory right on the harbour of a little fishing village, and spent, what seems like endless months getting the building into shape and installing our equipment which was put together from very well used and not very pretty parts. However it worked and in the summer of 2015 we cranked out our first beer. And the rest has been smooth sailing (yeah right!).
The beer is mashed in by hand in 1500 liter batches, with the local water which is perfect for dark beers, which is why we have a wide range of malt forward and dark beers. For the lighter styles we treat the water to remove some of the hardness. We are also one of the last breweries in Northern Europe to brew with whole flower hops.
Most of the beer is kegged, but we do bottle some beer. Mostly for the local market and our shop. We also sometime contract our beers, if for instance we want to put them in cans.
To provide the beer with a personal feel, I hand draw all the labels myself. Its hard work, but I feel it pays off, when for instance Beerhere end up featuring six of the 20 most offensive beer labels ever made according to Aleheads.
The brewery is shared with our other brand Penyllan, which focuses on wild fermentation and barrel aging.