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Sunday, 29 December 2013


A Dane, J.C. Jacobsen, came to realize that the production of lager, which had always been done in small breweries, would be more profitable if it was properly industrialised, using steam brewing. He used this new modern brewing method to produce a lager, Carlsberg, which he named in 1847 after his son Carl.

In 1883 Carlsberg's Emil Hansen developed a method for propagating pure yeast, which he hoped would revolutionise the brewing industry. The yeast was named “Saccharomyces Carlsbergensis” and the Dane rather than patenting it, gave it freely to the world.

Christian X, who was the King of Denmark between 1912 and 1947 was the first person to regularly drink lager with curry. The king had grown fond of Veeraswamy, an Indian restaurant in London. His favourite Danish lager, Carlsberg, was not at at the time available in England so he had some shipped over in a barrel, thus enabling King Christian to have his preferred drink with his favorite meal.

After winning the Nobel prize in 1922 , Danish scientist Niels Bohr was given a house with unlimited free beer on tap by Carlsberg brewery.

Carlsberg Special Brew was created specifically for Winston Churchill as Denmark’s thank-you for Britain’s help during World War II.

Researchers in Denmark found that beer tastes best when drunk to the accompaniment of a certain musical tone. The optimal frequency is different for each beer, they reported. The correct harmonious tone for Carlsberg Lager, for example, is 510-520 cycles per second.

 In 1968, Malawi became the only country outside of Denmark to have a factory for brewing Carlsberg beer. 

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