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Mark asked the other day about his planned drive from Hamburg to Århus. Any good brewpub stops along the way or places where I could pick up some good Danish microbrew?

I don’t know the scene first hand myself, so I asked the Danish crew at ratebeer, and they gave a quick response.

South of the border there are a fair number of breweries:

Hansens in Flenburg

Asgaard in Slesvig

Husums Brauhaus in Husum (detour)

Kieler Brauerei in Kiel (detour)

Ricklinger in Rickling (warmly recommended) 

Possible detour to Neustadt in Holstein, Eutin and Lübeck.

So, on the Danish side:

Sønderborg (detour): Brøggeriet

Kolding: You’ll Never Walk Alone

Havnens Vin og Tobak i Vejle is a recommended bottle shop, and there are two brewpubs in Vejle
Horsens: Horsens Bryghus
Århus: Cockney Pub, Thorups Kælder, Universitetsbaren, Sct. Clemens and Fair Bar – and a couple of supermarkets with a good selection.

If you prefer to avoid the motorway, there are other options:

Esbjerg: Dr. Louise
Ølgod: Ølgod
Herning: 2 brewpubs

 I think you need more than five days, Mark!

Follow that car!

Follow that car!

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Brewed in Chicago

As Chicago has morphed from a meat-and-potatoes town to one claiming some of the country’s best chefs, consumers have started demanding better beer. Says the New York Times.

Right now, I’d settle for anything.

As long it’s cold!

Tjeldsundfergen, maybe?

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