This shop has a nice, old fashioned, well-worn frontage in a prime location at the end of Gammel Strand, on the corner of Nabolos. There are two small rooms with a storeroom at the back. It sells mainly beer but also has a stand of postcards outside, where the shopkeeper can sometimes be seen sitting on a chair sunning himself.
There’s a reasonable selection of beers (but not as good as that in Barley Wine, which is close by), including Jacobsen and some more “populist” brands such as South American and Spanish lagers of the Sol and Coronas varieties – the rubbish unenlightened teenagers used to drink with a piece of lime stuck in the top of the bottle before the advent of alcopops. Some are clearly priced and some are not.
I felt a little uncomfortable when I went in as the aforementioned shopkeeper followed me around quite conspicuously until I stepped backwards into the table and crates in the middle of the room to get a better look at something on a high shelf and scared him off. Funny, I’d have stayed around if I knew someone as clumsy as me was blundering around my shop. I mentioned this incident to Patrik later and he told me he’d had a similar experience (being followed, not almost knocking over the display).
Feeling self conscious and wanting to prove that I was there to shop, not to shoplift, I bought a bottle of Midtfyns stout for DKK60 and was rather miffed subsequently when I saw it in Magasin for DKK45.
(Visited 28 May 2011).
Interesting old style shop, they also have some Mead; probably they don’t have enough beer rotation; you can find a couple of good Swedish ones (Nils Oscar Barley Wine and Imperial Stout, Slottskällans Imperial Stout...).
An OK place to buy beer since the variety is great - but unfortunately the biggest selection is of lagers from all over the world. But the selection of Danish micros and Belgian and German beer is still worth going there for.
There are better beer shops in town, but this has a fine location, and there should be something of interest here. A wide range of imports, not so big on Danish micros. A fair few excotic lagers, but very decent Belgian and North American beers, too. A sign said they have Westvleteren in the cellar.
Not world-beating, but worth a look. I went there because Ølbutikken and Barley Wine were both shut at the time, and it suited my needs perfectly. Surprisingly good range of US beers, not huge on Danish stuff unfortunately but I only wanted a couple of bottles and they had Beer Here stuff so I was very happy. Handily central too.
Nice small basement store with a wide selection of beers from around the world. Danish micro selection is quite good. Smaller than the Danish supermarkets, but more daring, and more rare brews. Service was fine.