OUR BIGGEST PROJECT TO DATE
THIS IS NOT SIMPLY A BREWERY WITH A FEW ROOMS ATTACHED. THIS IS A 150,000 SQM CRAFT BEVERAGE HUB.
TO UNDERSTAND THE FACILITY, IS TO LOOK AT THE WHOLE LAND.
TO UNDERSTAND TO ØL, IS TO LOOK AT THIS LAND AS OUR CITY.
Who Are We?
To Øl is a young Danish craft beer brewery founded in 2010. At To Øl we do contemporary beers. We brew a wide range of potent, provocative, fresh and floral beers; hoppy, balanced and complex beers both light, dark, strong and simple.
Back in 2005 the founders of To Øl, Tore Gynther and Tobias Emil Jensen, were studying at Det Fri Gymnasium in Copenhagen. 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. 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.
Many things have happened since that first release: the opening of To Øl's brewpub BRUS in 2016, Co-founder Tobias stepped out of To Øl to work on other projects in 2017, and the keys to To Øl City were given in 2019. There are many exciting projects now planned for To Øl’s future in 2021. Scroll down to read all about them…
What is To Øl City?
To Øl City is our craft beverage hub. A hub where To Øl and other talented producers dedicated to their craft can use the space and resources here in the city. Together we can raise the bar in our industry to new heights, experimenting with innovative ingredients and methods to produce some of the best craft beverages in the world.
The project started in 2019 and has already progressed tremendously: As well as being home to amazing producers making beverages such as kombucha & wild cider, To Øl City is home to our brewhouse, our barrel ageing and wild beer facility, our distillery, our warehousing and packaging, our bottle shop, our beer garden fitted with an outdoor kitchen and smoker, and soon the land surrounding To Øl City will also be home to camping places, an orchard & many other interactive sites that people can enjoy. The progress has been astounding, and we have only just begun.
The Beer Garden
This garden is our shrine to fermentation and smoke.We've renovated an old german smoker so we can experiment with all sorts foods, flavours and textures.
We've built an outdoor kitchen with a seating area right next to our bottleshop, so fresh beer straight from our brewery is always to hand as well.
Food is served every Friday and Saturday, and our shop is open every Wednesday to Sunday.
To Øl City, Port 2. Ringstedvej 13, Svinninge, Denmark
Our Distillery at To Øl is located right next to our brewery, and just across from To Øl Natur. This gives us amazing opportunities to produce spirits using fresh, exciting ingredients. We can also collaborate with the other producers in our hub to explore the boundaries of craft spirits.
This year at To Øl City we are focusing on the land surrounding the city. Our aim is to make it a thriving space full of biodiversity and interactive spaces for people to relax, kick back and enjoy being so close to the cultivation of our production. At the moment, we have a modest selection of Apple trees and grape vines, and this will soon expand into a beautifully eclectic mix of fruits and cultures. We are playing the long game with this project, as it will still be many years yet before we can fully utilize what’s being grown on the land, but our hearts are happy knowing that we’re bringing life back to this open plain surrounding us.
Læsk make fresh, unpasteurised kombucha, ensuring that all the healthy cultures and bacteria are still live and kicking when it reaches you in a can. Brewed on site, and kept cold all the way from fermentation to your glass.
Æblerov work with the country's most talented organic growers and transform fruits and berries into crisp ciders, second-generation fruit wines and drinkable mash-ups. The wildest of the products they do not always know what to call, but otherwise they call in all modesty what they make 'real cider'.
To Øl Natur
To Øl Natur is our project focused on making contemporary Saison and Wild ales. We experiment with both open fermentation and barrel ageing. All the beers are refermented using honey from local hives. There are so many resources and cultures surrounding our city, and we are working to utilise this as much as possible through this project.
It all started at Mikropolis Bar in Copenhagen. Through a lot of experimentation, recipes, late nights and many spirit bottles, Mikropolis discovered a way to take all the complexity and flavour of their shaken cocktails and put them into kegs and cans.
Hover above the buildings and get to know our city
Our wastewater treatment plant, where we can treat the water and release it back into the local supply good as new.
Læsk & Æblerov
Læsk's Kombucha brewery and Æblerov's cider production
Where we can repurpose and renovate the previous factory equipment.
To Øl Natur
Home to our barrel ageing and wild beer project.
This building is home to spirit barrels from Mikropolis cocktails, slowly being matured as we speak.
The distillery right next to our brewery, to create spirits with fresh, tailored ingredients.
Our brewhouse is a fully automated system from Braukon, with modern machines to fully utilise all the quality ingredients used.
Most of our wonderful TØC staff can be found in this part just here.
Here is where we package all of our products, ready to go to our warehouse.