Pinball (81) Copenhagen, Denmark | February 12, 2009| Updated November 18, 2015
My favourite beer shop in copenhagen. Their webiste inventory is always as up to date as possible. They get new stuff all the time. They only have great beers, their beer knowledge is extreme, they are good at recomending beer. Very small shop dominated by beer shelves, boxes and beer. Also have a few glasses. They just had a birthday and gave away a 1989 kriek from tap to anyone who visited the shop. Excellent service, i came down with a list of beers i wanted, Even with full house and birthday and all that, Michael roamed the shelves, picking my beer for me. One of the beers wasn’t there. Later that day i got a beermail from jeppe that the beer was there somehow anyway and that i could just pop by and pick it up. excellent customer service.
Plan for the opening hours, expect to spend at least half an hour figuring what to buy, there is always much more than what you have money and transportation for.
prices are a little on the high, but most of the beers can’t be found anywhere else anyway.
Anker (44) Hillerød, Denmark | January 30, 2009| Updated February 19, 2011
Very nice small store, with a fantastic selection of quality beers from all over the world.
The staff is always friendly and got the answers to all your questions.
Need a good beer? This is the place you to find it!
But watch out, you’ll end up buying more, than you came for. ;-)
Great homepage which is always updated!
What can be said? Great selection of Cantillons, the Lou Pepe series etc.
Great selection of american micro brews and almost every Mikkeller beer is available here!
Not the biggest or largest selection you will find but boy is this quality stuff?! Staff is really friendly and they certainly know their beer! You must make a list of what youre getting before going there or you will end up being there all day or waste all your money. Make a budget! Pretty central location about 5-10 minutes walk from the train station. Minus for the odd opening hours. A must visit!
yespr (43) Copenhagen O, Denmark | December 7, 2008
Well, plain and simple the best place in the country for rare Belgians, fresh Americans and experimenting Mikkeller beers. There are other places that a better for a wider selection of Danish beers - but this store only has quality stuff - and that limits the Danish selection quite a lot. The staff here is great, Michael and Jeppe - if not substituted by his twin brother on various occasions - know there stuff. Only downside are the opening hours.
Svesse (276) Hässelby, Sweden | October 18, 2008| Updated September 11, 2013
Yes, this is a beer shopper’s paradise. Actually a rather small shop in the Vesterbro area of Copenhagen. Interior isn’t really interesting, but then who cares when we get down to the real stuff. Service is friendly and very knowledgeable (very!). The beer selection is not huge, but it is stunning. There is nothing here that is even half interesting, you walk in and start pointing out beers that you really want. But then you realise that you probably can’t carry 100 bottles. There really are some tough decisions to be made here. It’s not cheap, but these beers are worth every penny. Around half of the beers are from Danish micro brewers, the rest is from all around the world, with some really rare ones. A must visit in Copenhagen, but beware of the odd opening hours.
Ok its not the cheapest place, but nor is Denmark. But the selection is STUNNING the service is fantasitic. A box was made up for me and ready to pick up on arrival. Its a small shops so can get busy quick. But its small because it crams so much in. Lots of Rare americans and well as some scottish (not thats i needed those :-)) and a plethera of other beers. Opening hours are Odd so do check in advance. but a must stop place when in copenhagen.
Odd opening hours - they probably have day jobs. A fine, hand picked range of obscure beers from Denmark and beyond. Rare US imports, too. Fine range of Mikkeller.
It’s not the place to stock up on cheap beer, but if you are serious about expanding your beer universe and their opening hours fit your schedule, this is a must stop.
sayravai (106) Helsinki, Finland | September 15, 2008| Updated August 12, 2009
Not that central location, and opening hours not very user-friendly. Quite small, but not tiny shop with some great Belgian, Dutch and US beers, plus Mikkeller and some other locals. Not that many beers overall, but carries stuff you cannot get from other local stores (or anywhere else). Friendly and helpful service, and we also got to taste the "Hopfix" from the fridge. No foreign credit cards accepted, but luckily there is an ATM about 100m away. This is the place to get rid of all your extra money :).
What can I say about Olbutikken that has not already been said? Just a 10 minute walk or so from the central train station. Well I was in Copenhagen for a little holiday last week with my wife and although Olbutikken was closed the day we planned to visit, Jeppe was kind enough to open up for us to let us shop. Jeppe also agreed to trade a few beers with me so I was really looking forward to the visit.
When we arrived, Jeppe was waiting for us and really friendly. We talked for more than 1/2 hour about beer and other stuff while I shopped. Unfortunately my luggage was not big enough to hold all the beer I wanted to buy but I made a good selection of several Danish and Belgian beers including Cantillon Blabaer which I have been waiting to get for a few years.
Jeppe worked out a fantastic trade for me that I could not repay him for!
Aside from the great Danish and Belgian selection, I was amazed by the number of great US craft beers that were here. I would have bought some but I had to concentrate on things that I just can’t get at home.
If you are anywhere near Copenhagen, you have to stop at Olbutikken, you would be stupid not to!
Jeppe came and opened his store on his day off for a total stranger. The store was incredibly stocked, the best that I have seen in Upper Europe since the Pitfield beer shop in London closed. The first to get new beers from Mikkeller and Struise. Easy to get to in Copenhagen as it is near the sightseeing areas of town. By far the best in all the Scandinavian countries. Thanks Jeppe