To Øl Brewery
To Øl is a young Danish craft beer brewery founded in 2010. When To Øl was founded, we were sick of hundred years old breweries claiming territory only due to old age – instead we wanted to give beer some youth. At To Øl we do contemporary beers. We brew a wide range of potent, provocative, fresh and floral beers. We brew hoppy, balanced and complex beers both light, dark, strong and simple. We brew the beers we want to drink ourselves and work to brew the best beers in the world, hands down. We never compromise on taste and balance and keep pushing the boundaries of great beer-crafting.
To Øl is a vision of Tore Gynther. Starting out as a home brewing project back in 2005, To Øl was permanently established in 2010 working as a gypsy brewery lending in on other breweries spare capacity for the following decade. In 2019 To Øl took over a former food factory in the Western part of Sealand, Denmark, where we’re setting up a full-blown specially designed brewery and craft beverage hub. To Øl City is the name of the place. The facility is a 150.000 m2 ground with 26.600 m2 buildings on it. With To Øl City we are bringing all of our beer production home to Denmark ending a long and fun era as gypsy brewers. We will still be travelling and brewing abroad but now we have a big and beautiful place to invite all of our friends and brewers over for collabs, fun and games too.
Should you find yourself in Copenhagen, our brewpub BRUS is located in the heart of Nørrebro, streets away from where the first test batches of To Øl were cooked up. Here the BRUS brewers produce a wide range of fresh, rustique, zesty brews served straight from the tanks. Craft beers, tonics & cocktails are produced in the brewhouse accommodating 13 fermentation tanks of 1000 and 2000 liters capacity and 3 bright beer tanks. They are served as fresh as possible from the six 1000 liters bright shining serving tanks in the bar. You’ll find no shorter route from tank to throat!
To Øl entered Ratebeer’s list of Top 100 best breweries in the world in 2012 – and in 2014 To Øl was awarded the world’s 9th best brewery.
The brewhouse and barrel room at To Øl City
We pack our beers with flavour, hops and character. We do beers you do not easily forget (unless you’ve had just too many). We love session beers and complex, beasty beers. It’s all about the balance (not the base)! Our deepest wish in our humble hoppy hearts is to make the best beers in the world. We’re constantly striving for perfection thorough scientific basis colliding with crazy experiments.
Various labels with texture based designs by Kasper Ledet
Selection of 33cl cans by To Øl
The story of To Øl
Back in 2005 the original founders of To Øl, Tore Gynther and Tobias Emil Jensen, were young guns studying at a direct democracy based high school in Nørrebro, Copenhagen – Det Fri Gymnasium. They pirated the school kitchen facilities during closing hours and began turning it into a brewing lab. Malts were mashed, hop leaves boiled, yeast fermented and bubbled within lab flasks. In short: the hunt for potent quality beers had begun. To Øl released the first commercial beer in 2010 and the To Øl brewery was founded. Many crazy, funny, funky and challenging things have happened since that first release, but even high-school sweethearts drift apart, and in the beginning of 2017 Tobias Emil Jensen stepped out of To Øl to work on other projects.
To Øl is happy, hoppy and proud to have fans, importers, beer serious bars and restaurants and not to forget solid craft beer geeks out and about in the whole wide world. To Øl entered Ratebeers list of Top 100 best breweries in the world in 2012 and in 2014, To Øl was awarded the world’s 9th best brewery (ratebeer.com/RateBeerBest ). Today we’re exporting to more than 40 different countries worldwide.