I’ll be honest right up front – Carlsberg wasn’t a beer brand I ever gave much thought to. If you’d asked me to name five big beer companies, Carlsberg wouldn’t have even been a consideration. But that all changed after my husband and I toured the Carlsberg Brewery in Copenhagen, Denmark. Just the entrance alone told us this was going to be an interesting experience:
A man named J. C. Jacobsen founded Carlsberg in 1847, after studying brewing in Bavaria. He named the brewery after his son, Carl, and the Danish word for hill, “bjerg”. But it wasn’t all smooth sailing for Mr. Jacobsen and his company.
In 1867, a massive fire damaged much of the brewery. But instead of letting this accident ruin his business, Mr. Jacobsen used it as an opportunity. He had the brewery rebuilt using steel girders and I-beams in an attempt to make it fireproof. He also modernized the cooling system which improved the quality of the beer.
Mr. Jacobsen took brewing to a whole new ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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