More news from Sweden AND Finland

Weizen in Sweden

Henrik's Camelthorn Weizen out in the cold

We’ve had such wonderful contact with with Henrik in Sweden and there have been exciting developments up North. Not only is Camelthorn available in Sweden, but our beers are now also available in Finland.

Instead of rewriting what has gone between us, I wanted to show you the enthusiasm of our communication.

From: Henrik
Sent: 18 January 2012 11:02 AM
To: Jörg Finkeldey
Subject: More Camelthorn news from Sweden – and Finland!

Dear Jörg,

Remember when we exchanged some thoughts over our northern summer a  few months ago about promoting Camelthorn in Finland? You will recall  that I went ahead and contacted one of the major brewers, Kopparberg,  who also do imports. They’ve gotten some samples and I’m curious to hear  what they think. The other day, a guy contacted me from one of  Helsinki’s top beer restaurants, Pikkulintu.

Our beers are poured far and wide!

It  turns out that the CEO of your old mates at Slottskällan, Anders Slotte,  gave them a tip about your beer after I’d been over and given them a  couple of samples. One thing lead to another, and now we’re selling  Pikkulintu some cases – Camelthorn will shortly be available in one more  country, Finland! We’re very excited.

Pikkulintu is a highly renowned place. Maybe Katia has heard of them. They’ve got a top selection, and have had a couple of breweries do some  brews especially for them, including the Belgian Lambic brewers Cantillon.

Over here, if you want to add some historical evidence for your files,  here’s Camelthorn’s beer on 19 Glas’ menu.

I read about your beers on tap. I  hope that I may one day get the chance to taste some super fresh Camelthorn on tap!

Regards, Henrik

From: Jörg Finkeldey
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 21:09:52
To: Henrik
Subject: RE: More Camelthorn news from Sweden – and Finland!

CBC Brewery kegs

Beer needs people to enjoy it!

Hey Henrik,

I distinctly remember you mentioning that and indeed now the name Andres Slotte rings a bell too!

This is great news.

Kegs are also a possibility in one way fashion. Also this is part of our future export strategy. We need some permanent off take for that and we sincerely hope that we can look at some distribution in Sweden and Finland!! Seems like Pikulintu could be the right spot for a CBC Bok and a Bierwerk Rooibos!!

Keep up the good work!!

Cheers – Jörg

And then a couple of days later we continued:

From: Henrik
Sent: 20 January 2012 12:13 AM
To: Jörg Finkeldey
Subject: Uppsala – Stockholm – Windhoek – Helsinki

Slottskällan Uppsala

Anders, Jonas and brewer Maarten from Slottskällan in Uppsala

Dear Jörg,

I stopped by Uppsala this afternoon to drop off the cases for Helsinki.

Enclosed is the result! Slottskällan has a real front seat in  contemporary Swedish brewing history as one of the country’s first  micro-breweries, so it was a true honour for a beer newcomer like myself  to be showed around the premises by founder Jonas and CEO Anders.

In the  heart of the brewery stood a jewel you may recognize, the copper kettles  you provided them with fifteen or so years ago, apparently still running  just fine!

Standing in front are Anders, Jonas and brewer Maarten. I got  to see bottles from some of the original brews in the late 90s, and  Slottskällan continue to renew themselves constantly, most recently with  an amazing beer called Freedom IPA, so you have good reason to be  confident that you helped start something good off!

Best regards, Henrik

From: Jörg Finkeldey
Sent: 20 January 2012 11:10 AM
To: Henrik
Subject: FW: Uppsala – Stockholm – Windhoek – Helsinki

Amazing, to think back!! Memories are made of this!!

Thank you for visiting my first ever brewery in Scandinavia built in Budapest Hungary in 1998 sold by my Company Fooding GmbH, Stuttgart Germany. Happy to hear the brewhouse still brews good craft beers!!

It even more of an honour to know that through you we can continue our influence in the craft beer industry in Sweden by presenting some of our own beers brewed in my native and beloved Namibia.

Cheers – Jörg

Beer people the world over are some of the best!

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