Small Batch began brewing its first beer at Hallegård in 2015. Hallegård is mostly renowned for its farm shop and savoury sausages, but the beer was an instant success. Bornholm’s smallest brewery had to move into larger facilities already in 2017, and after yet another relocation, Small Batch, and its two entrepreneurial enthusiasts Johnny Fagerlund and Anders Blomquist, joined forces with Philip Marker to settle into new facilities near the Rønne waterfront.
Because Small Batch brews small batches of beer, they can be hands-on throughout the process, and in so doing create a unique craft beer that has become very popular. In fact, each of Small Batch’s small batches sells out quickly.
In their new facilities, they plan to launch a number of new initiatives, and it is already possible to visit the guys on the waterfront to buy and taste some of their tasty brews.
Small Batch was nominated by the Association of Danish Beer Enthusiasts for the Danish Brewery of the Year award in 2018, where it came in seventh. This was well-deserved, because uncapping a beer from this microbrewery will certainly provide a unique taste experience. Small Batch is not afraid to experiment, and most of the experiments are successful.
The range of beers is already extensive at Small Batch: IPA, stout, ale, and the most recent addition: a Belgian-inspired quadruple – a savoury dark beer at no less than 10.3%. Small Batch will continue to challenge itself by developing interesting new types of beers and tastes, to give customers a unique craft beer experience.
When you visit Small Batch, it is obvious that the business is powered by enthusiasm and passion, driven undoubtedly by people who thoroughly enjoy their work. The island’s smallest brewery has growing pains, and on Small Batch’s Facebook page you can keep up with all the successes cascading over the relatively new brewery. At the same time, you get exceptional insight into how much they are enjoying themselves as they brew their delicious beers.
When things have quietened down at the brewery, Johnny Fagerlund, Anders Blomquist and Philip Marker are busy attending trade fairs and organising events – often together with the rest of Bornholm’s food producers and growers.