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Passionate beer-lovers

We are a happy gang with a passion for craft beer.

Sälen mountain brewery is an affiliated company to Hemfjällsstugan AB, a family owned company with many years on experience in the restaurant industry. Besides the brewery, we run Gustav Grill & Bar, Fjällbagarn and Hemfjällsstugan. The owners are Pelle and Linda Hoffman, Mankan Engström and Cissi Bjuredahl.

Pelle, who is a chef and sommelier originally, is responsible for the brewing business together with Sofia Bergkvist and Robin Karlsson. The interest for drinks has always been a big part of the company and in 2012 we started our own brewery, in connection to Gustav Grill & Bar in Lindvallen in order to see the response from the guests in Sälen. The beer was brewed in a 50-litre tub and sold in the bar at Gustav Grill & Bar.

The response was very good and the brewery has since then expanded every year. We moved to a brand-new location in Lindvallen in the middle of 2017 and now we brew in a 2000-litre tub from the Chech Republic.

beer in the snow
The story of mountain brewery
2008

Gustav Grill & Bar got a pub part

And what suited better than a big assortment of beer and whiskey? When we have travelled around the country, we always like to visit pubs with a great assortment of these drinks. The assortment of beer in Sälen was just sad and now we had an opportunity to change this. Around the same time we started to brew beer at home to learn more about this wonderful drink.

2012

Medals in SM is brought home and the mountain brewery is founded

The homebrewed beer got better and better and at SM in home brewery in Uppsala, we brought home gold medals in the category's Dark lager and Brown Ale. We made the decision to start brewing our own beer for our own pub. We bought a 50-litre tub and placed it at Fjällbagar’n and in November 2012, the first beer was brewed: Sälen Pale Ale.

2013

Sofia becomes brew-technician and new investments were made

A 200-litre tub was bought and Sofia started brewing beer full time after her education in brewing technic. During this time we started selling our beers on the local Systembolagen and to other restaurants around Sälen.

2017

New location

We took the step into a new and bigger place by the old mountain road in order to expand even more. A 2000-litre Chech republican tub with yeast tanks was brought in.

2018

Big slam at Uppsala Beer&Whiskey festival

Sälen mountain brewery brought home four gold medals during this year's Beer & Whiskey festival in Uppsala.

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