History

Helsingborg’s Brewery was founded by bank manager S.H Hafström in 1850. It was one of three breweries in Sweden to start making bottom-fermenting beers, and the company soon developed into a large brewery with many types of beers. The very first beer was of Bavarian type.

The company grounds had a brook and a small pond. During the winter when the water froze, the ice was used to keep the brewery’s wort chilled. For a while, beer was stored in the cellar of the medieval tower of Kärnan in Helsingborg. Even today one can see traces of the old entrance in the building’s eastern wall.

Timeline

1850
Helsingborg’s Brewery was founded by bank manager S.H Hafström in 1850.

1889
Helsingborg’s Brewery buys the Kloster Brewery in Ystad, which was later sold in 1907.

1894
The brewery is appointed purveyor to his majesty the king Oscar II.

1896
The brewery is appointed purveyor to his majesty the crown prince Gustaf.

1903
The brewery has an exhibition pavilion at the Helsingborg Industry and Art Fair, and received a gold medal.

1908
The brewery is appointed purveyor to his majesty the king Gustav V.

1909
The brewery is appointed purveyor to his majesty the crown prince Gustav Adolf.

1918
Some local breweries merge in to the stock company Skånebryggerier.

1960s
The brewery is bought by the Pripps brewery and keeps running until the 1970s when it is closed down.

2010
The new Helsingborg’s Brewery is starting to take shape.

2011
We produce our first beer, the ”Helsingborgs Lager”. The same year Lager, was awarded ”Best Pale Lager” at the Gothenburg beer festival.

2013
Helsingborgs Bryggeri was awarded ”Marketer of the year” in good coorporation with the agency AddEmotion 2.0.

2014
Export to Norway of our Kaffestout begins.

2015
During Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival 2015 was our Funky Monkey awarded Gold in the category ”Ale, modern style” and our Witbier was awarded Bronze in the category ”Wheat beer”.

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