Inspired by Czech lager

STORE KNUD

Store Knud (the Great Knud) is a smooth and pleasant lager from Halsnæs Bryghus, and the perfect place to start a Halsnæs beer tasting. Under the perfect white foam, the colour of the beer is light; tastewise Store Knud has a balanced bitterness and a mild aftertaste. Store Knud is made from the best produce available, making it much more interesting than an ordinary lager. For instance, we use the German Hallertau Mittelfrüh hops to find the right balance between fragrance, bitterness and taste.
Store Knud is the perfect beer for a Danish lunch; a delightful companion to all cold dishes. Furthermore, it goes well with fish, shellfish and poultry.

Bottled beer, 33 cl (organic)
Draught beer
Alcohol 4.9 %

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The boldest of the pack

Store Knud (the Great Knud) pays tribute to Danish-Greenlandic polar explorer and writer Knud Rasmussen (1879-1933), who spent much of his life in Hundested.
When in Denmark, Rasmussen always longed for the harshness of Greenland's nature, hence he built his house by the tall, steep cliff north of Hundested, overlooking the sea. From here, he could gaze towards his beloved Greenland. Knud's house is now a museum, and a small poem on the facade of the house describes Knud as 'the boldest of the pack'.

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The Weißbier of summer

DYSSEKILDE

Dyssekilde is inspired by Belgian wit (or Weißbier), and is an aromatic, surprisingly fresh beer brewed with coriander and orange peel. The coriander lends an edge to the hops, while the orange peel boosts the whole taste spectrum of the weißbier. Dyssekilde is a bit overly carbonated, adding lovely, sparkling qualities to the beer.
Dyssekilde is an excellent aperitif, and goes well with light dishes such as fish and shellfish. We also highly recommend it for sunsets and other romantic occasions.

Bottled beer, 33 cl (organic)
Draught beer
Alcohol 4.9 %

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HALSNÆS HABITS

The sustainable community Dyssekilde close to Hundested is one of the oldest experimental communities in Denmark based on shared ideas of community, tolerance, and mutual respect. The houses in Dyssekilde represent a wide variety of innovative approaches to energy consumption, architecture, sustainability and recycling.
Around 200 people live in Dyssekilde, and the community is an important part of life and culture at Halsnæs.

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An American pale ale

CLASSENS LISE

Classen's Lise is a lovely ale with camomile and heather honey. The camomile and the honey play subtle but important roles; the camomile enhances the citrus flavours of the hops, while the honey adds something flowery to the mix without making the beer too sweet. Classen's Lise is a pleasant, straw-coloured beer with a dense white foam - and makes you think of a summery blend of flowers, fruit, grain and straw.
We recommend Classen's Lise as an interesting choice for spicy dishes. The bold beer drinker should also try it is as a substitute for a dessert wine.

Bottled beer, 33 cl (organic)
Draught beer
Alcohol 4.9 %

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THE FAIR LISE

In 1756, the Danish king Frederik V donated a mill by Roskilde Fjord to major general Johan Frederik Classen (1725-1792). Here, Classen started a considerable arms production with a powder mill and a cannon foundry. He named the location Frederiksværk, which today is the largest town at Halsnæs. In time, Classen also became the owner of two Halsnæs manors; Arresødal and Grønnessegård. He named a nearby seaside town Liseleje after his beautiful stepdaughter Lise.

A red ale

RØDE RAN

Røde Ran (Red Open Theft) was the first beer in the Halsnæs Bryghus portfolio - created two years before the brewery opened to the public. The beer is characterized by a fine balance between hops and caramelized malt. The caramelized grain lends a beautiful red colour to the beer. Røde Ran is a very agreable beer, satisfying and a bit sweet, with a touch of fruit and an aftertaste of hops.
We recommend Røde Ran as the perfect companion for the cold and hot meat dishes of a Danish lunch. Try also to enjoy a Røde Ran on it own - preferably on a beautiful summer's day while watching life unfold at the quayside in Hundested.

Bottled beer, 33 cl (organic)
Draught beer
Alcohol 6.0 %

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The Red Wind

A cruel viking by the name of Vind Rød (the Red Wind) caused havoc at Halsnæs more than a thousand years ago: "Where he clamped down - the legend goes - he stole and looted the rich as well as the poor, he undressed them and did horrible things to the innocent until all were dead." Vind Rød hid his Red Open Theft (røde ran), where the village of Vinderød is situated now.
You can read the entire legend of Røde Ran in "Legends from North Zealand" (1862) by clicking the below bottom - it is written in archaic Danish, sorry!

Read the legend here
A brown ale / "Ferry water"

SÆLHUNDEN

Sælhunden (The Seal) is an ale with a distinct taste of hops. Citrus notes and bitterness from the American hops complement the sweetness of toasted dark chocolate malt. It is also the chocolate malt that lends a nice colour to the dark, but still transparent beer. The brown ale is more full-bodied than a lager, but lighter then a porter.
We recommend Sælhunden for lunch dishes with meat.

Bottled beer, 33 cl (organic)
Draught beer
Alcohol 6.0 %

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The seals' place

Once upon a time, a long stone reef was built to shield a small fishing village from weather conditions. The stone reef became a popular place for seal to hang out, and several Danish kings (and other dignitaries) visited the reef for hunting seal. The reef and its inhabitants actually gave Hundested its name (seal = sælhund; place = sted).
In the 20th century, Hundested was very dependent on the ferry sailing back and forth between Jutland and Zealand. The cafeteria of the Hundested ferry terminal was called "Sælhunden", and in local lingo, beer was called "ferry water".
Today, there is a in entrepreneur facility in the old ferry terminal in Hundested Harbour, and "ferry water" is served at Halsnæs Bryghus.

An English porter

VÅDBINDER

Vådbinder is a pitch-dark beer with a chocolate-coloured foam. It has a strong aroma with notes of dark chocolate and hard-burned coffee. Smoked malt and a generous amount of hops create a fine complexity in the full-bodied porter. A Vådbinder is not for the delicate children; it is a potent beer tasting of tar, smoke and cordage - and conjures up sailors and harbour life of the past.
A Vådbinder rounds off the evening; try it with a good chocolate cake, an intense brownie or a good selection of cheese. It is also an enjoyable night cab - and a fine companion to a cigar or a very strong cup of coffee.

Flaskeøl 33 cl (økologisk)
Fadøl
Alkohol 7.6 %

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Hundested Harbour

In most harbours, you will find a net maker (Vodbinder in Danish). In Hundested, for some reason it was decided to call it a Vådbinder (with the Danish letter å). You can still find a net maker at Hundested harbour, and Halsnæs Bryghus is actually situated in a former net maker's workshop.
Halsnæs is a peninsula or a headland blessed with three coasts; Kattegat to the North, Isefjorden to the West, and Roskilde Fjord to the South. Hundested Harbour is placed where these three waters meet.
Today, it is a modern harbour, buzzing with activity from fishing vessels, traditional workshops, sailboats, shipping agencies, arts and crafts workshups - and a small ferry going back and forth to Rørvig. In the middle of this delightful chaos, you'll find Halsnæs Bryghus.