The guide to beer tastings in Stockholm
Updated 26 Feb 2020
The information in this guide may be affected by covid-19.
Wouldn't it be fun to become an expert in beer? A beer tasting could be just the thing to take your enjoyment of beer to a deeper level. As well as being an enjoyable experience together with friends, family or friends, you'll also be able to dazzle people with your newfound knowledge for months to come. Being able to pair the right beer to various kinds of foods is a skill guaranteed to impress your dinner companions. Here are our best tips for Stockholm bars and breweries that offer beer tastings and brewery tours, allowing you to navigate smoothly through the world of malt, hops, lager and ale.
Nya CarnegiebryggerietLjusslingan 15, Hammarby sjöstad
One of Sweden's most modern breweries
Take a peek behind the scenes of one of Sweden's most modern breweries, with its roots in American craft beer culture. Get right up close to the brewery equipment in the malt room, peek down into the mash pans and check out the fermentation tanks. Taste and smell the beer and then taste your way through selected beers from the brewery.
Nacka bryggeriBrantvägen 3, Nacka
The brewery by the pier
Nacka Bryggeri, alongside the pier at Saltsjö Pir marina, arranges both beer tastings and brewery tours. Find out how the brewery works as well as learning about various malt, hops, yeast and beer types. During the tasting your guide will explain how the different flavours are created. If you don't want to join a beer tasting you can just book a tour of the brewery.
TritoniaStora Nygatan 20, Old Town
Unusual beers in the Old Town
Beer tastings with Tritonia take place either at Tritonia's Ölverkstad (beer factory) in the Old Town, or at your own home if you prefer a slightly more personal experience. Choose from three different types of beer tastings, depending on how deep into the world of beer you want to delve. Ölverkstaden serves a lot of rare and unusual beers, which adds an extra element to the tasting.
BierhausTegnérgatan 10, City/Vasastan
Unique beer experience
Sample beers from breweries all over the world at Bierhaus, from major breweries to tiny microbreweries. They stock a wide selection on tap and by the bottle, and they aim to provide each group with a unique beer experience. Both private parties and corporate groups are welcome to book beer tastings here.
Ardbeg EmbassyVästerlånggatan 68, Old Town
Dinner with a tasting
Ardbeg Embassy specialises in both whisky and beer. They're passionate about Swedish microbreweries and their beer experts will guide you on a journey through the world of beer. Their beer tastings are held over dinner and you'll learn about everything from how beer is brewed to how best to enhance its flavours.
Classic themed tasting
Your beer sommelier begins the tasting by choosing a theme and then some beers to fit it. The beer tasting always starts with the lightest beer, before getting successively heavier. Flavour-wise, it goes from dry to sweet, and price-wise from cheap to expensive. The common theme then runs through the entire tasting session and you don't need any prior knowledge to take part.
Fjäderholmarnas BryggeriStora Fjäderholmen
Microbrewery in the archipelago
You'll find Fjäderholmarnas Bryggeri on an island a 25 minute boat ride from Nybrokajen/Slussen. The perfect place to come if you want to learn more about how a good beer is brewed and what the difference between lager and ale is, all while enjoying the beautiful archipelago surroundings. The beer tasting includes five different beers and you also get a guided tour of the microbrewery. The opening hours vary according to the time of year.
WazaWallingatan 38, Norrmalm/City/Vasastan
Tastings and brewing courses
Enjoy beers from Waza's own brewery in Vasastan. Beer tastings are arranged several times a week - both open and private. If you contact the restaurant in advance you can even arrange a beer tasting for you and your party at your table. You can also learn how to brew your own beer in group sessions, which you can come back and taste with your friends at a later occasion.
BelgobarenBryggargatan 12, Norrmalm/City
A taste of Belgian beer culture
When you enjoy something, it's natural to want to learn more about it and, in this spirit, a beer tasting at Belgobaren is fun but also educational. Taste everything from Trappist beers and traditional Belgian ale to beers flavoured with cherry. You'll sample five different beers during the tasting and learn about each beer's history.
Man in the MoonTegnérgatan 2C, City/Vasastan
Themed beer tastings
Man in the Moon serves 650 kinds of beer and they've even been named Sweden's best beer restaurant. Adventurous beer lovers can try various kinds of beer tastings - American, Belgian, non-alcoholic and exclusive, unusual beers, among others.