To Øl Brewery
To Øl is a young Danish craft beer brewery founded in 2010. To Øl brew a wide range of different craft beers; some potent and provocative, others fresh and floral. We brew hoppy, balanced and complex beers both light, dark, strong and simple. We brew the beers we want to drink ourselves and work to brew the best beers in the world. The ambition is to use raw ingredients of the highest quality; never to compromise with taste and balance and to keep pushing the boundaries of great beer-crafting. 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.
To Øl is is owned by Tore Gynther. Starting out as a home brewing project back in 2005, To Øl has throughout the years expanded to a full-blown contract brewery. To Øl does not own brewing facilities alone but lend in at other breweries with spare capacity. However, should you find yourself in Copenhagen, To Øl’s brewpub BRUS is located in the heart of Nørrebro, streets away from where the first test batches of To Øl were cooked up. Here the BRUS brewers produce a wide range of fresh, rustique, zesty brews served straight from the tanks. Craft beers, tonics & cocktails are produced in the brewhouse accommodating 13 fermentation tanks of 1000 and 2000 liters capacity and 3 bright beer tanks. They are served as fresh as possible from the six 1000 liters bright shining serving tanks in the bar. You’ll find no shorter route from tank to throat! From the canning line at BRUS, you will from Summer 2018 find fresh canned To Øl CPH beers brewed and canned at BRUS.
The brewery at To Øl’s brewpub BRUS.
The canning line at BRUS with labels ready for 50cl To Øl CPH beers.
What we do
To Øl makes potent beers, packed with flavour and character. Beers you do not easily forget (unless you’ve had just too many). We love session beers and complex, beasty beers. It’s all about the balance (not the bass)! Our deepest wish in our humble hoppy hearts is to make the best beers in the world. We’re constantly striving for perfection thorough scientific basis colliding with crazy experiments.
Various labels with texture based designs by Kasper Ledet.
What we want
When To Øl was founded, we were sick of hundred years old breweries claiming territory only due to old age – old age withers; it does not necessarily improve the recipe. Instead we wanted to give beer some youth! At To Øl we do contemporary beers. Our goal is to provoke and push the boundaries of the very perception of beer. Meanwhile, we want to have some serious fun. We should never forget that we’re making beer not politics! As we have grown and improved so have the beer drinkers, showing us that adults of all ages enjoy the quality and strong taste variations of the brews of To Øl.
Selection of 33cl cans by To Øl
The story of To Øl
Back in 2005 the original founders of To Øl, Tore Gynther and Tobias Emil Jensen, were young guns studying at a direct democracy based high school in Nørrebro, Copenhagen – Det Fri Gymnasium – enraged with the fact that most Danish breweries were continuously bawling about their crap beers having been brewed for more than a century, rather than focusing on the actual taste and content of their brews. As if a stale lager has ever become less nauseous by the fact that it has been brewed for over 100 years?! Soon they pirated the school kitchen facilities during closing hours and began turning it into a brewing lab and behold: brewing began! 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. Many crazy, funny, funky and challenging things have happened since that first release, but even high-school sweethearts drift apart, and in 2016 Tobias Emil Jensen stepped out of To Øl and BRUS to work on other projects.
To Øl is happy, hoppy and proud to have fans, importers, beer serious bars and restaurants and not to forget solid craft beer geeks out and about in the whole wide world. To Øl entered Ratebeers list of Top 100 best breweries in the world in 2012 and in 2014, To Øl was awarded the world’s 9th best brewery (ratebeer.com/RateBeerBest ). Today we’re exporting to more than 40 different countries worldwide.