Swedish micro – What do they brew? – Part 2

2 Mar

Yesterday we looked at what style of beer was most commonly brewed by Swedish micro breweries. However the results where a bit hard to interpret due to some breweries brewing several beers in the same style. So I’ve made a table of how many breweries that brew each style not taking into account how many they brew of each style.

Nr. Who brew the style
Style Quantity % of total
English Pale Ale 17 62,96%
IPA 17 62,96%
Premium Lager 15 55,56%
Porter 15 55,56%
Premium Bitter/ESB 14 51,85%
English Strong Ale 14 51,85%
Dunkel 11 40,74%
American Pale Ale 11 40,74%
Pilsener 10 37,04%
Brown Ale 10 37,04%
Bitter 9 33,33%
Stout 9 33,33%
Belgian Ale 9 33,33%
Vienna 8 29,63%
Oktoberfest/Märzen 8 29,63%
Schwarzbier 8 29,63%
Golden Ale/Blond Ale 8 29,63%
Imperial Stout 8 29,63%
Spice/Herb/Vegetable 8 29,63%
Pale Lager 7 25,93%
German Hefeweizen 7 25,93%
Bohemian Pilsener 6 22,22%
Scottish Ale 6 22,22%
Smoked 6 22,22%
Dry Stout 6 22,22%
Low Alcohol 6 22,22%
Imperial/Double IPA 5 18,52%
Barley Wine 5 18,52%
Belgian Strong Ale 5 18,52%
Heller bock 4 14,81%
Mild Ale 4 14,81%
Old Ale 4 14,81%
Amber Ale 4 14,81%
Sweet Stout 4 14,81%
Belgian White (Witbier) 4 14,81%
Saison 4 14,81%
Doppelbock 3 11,11%
Altbier 3 11,11%
Irish Ale 3 11,11%
Imperial/Strong Porter 3 11,11%
Fruit Beer 3 11,11%
Traditional Ale 3 11,11%
Classic German Pilsener 2 7,41%
Kölsch 2 7,41%
Dunkler Bock 2 7,41%
Baltic Porter 2 7,41%
Foreign Stout 2 7,41%
Abbey Dubble 2 7,41%
Abbey Tripple 2 7,41%
Mead 2 7,41%
Dortmunder/Helles 1 3,70%
Eisbock 1 3,70%
Weizen Bock 1 3,70%
Wheat Ale 1 3,70%
American Strong Ale 1 3,70%
Abt/Quadrupel 1 3,70%
Lambic – Fruit 1 3,70%
Perry 1 3,70%

IPA is still on top and being brewed by 17 of the total 27 micro breweries. It’s also noticable that English Pale Ale is just as common. However as we saw in yesterdays table it isn’t a style that is brewed in several different varieties. Premium Lager and Porter are both very popular as they also where when we looked at the total amount of beer.

I have put a couple of beers in bold as those where some of the styles I have felt that we lack in from Swedish Micro Brewers. I’m surprised to see that a total of 7 breweries brew a German Hefe-Weizen. Same with Imperial/Double IPA and Barley Wine that are both brewed by 5 out of 27 breweries. The other styles are less common.

You might wonder why there are no styles that are brewed by all the breweries. It can mostly be explained by the fact that some breweries haven’t brewed that many beers yet or haven’t had them registered at Ratebeer. I will present some statistics from the breweries point of view tomorrow.

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