First of all I am very proud that Skagen has this place. They make fine beers and it has really put Skagen on Northern Jutlands craftbeer map. But the type of beers is very much aimed at the local tastes, so there’s more pilsner styles and less of the "nerdy" stuff I enjoy. I really do love the Gl. Skagen IPA, even though people say I’m blinded by local patriotism.
The bar is more of a cafe for middle aged and elderly people who want to eat cafe food and drink, to them, exotic beers between being bussed around to the local museums and points of interest. It is always very full, no room at the bar if you want to just down a couple of brews without eating the burgers or listen to the AC/DC coverband all the way from Hvidovre.
The price is also quite high, considering the fact you’re in Denmark and the beers are made in the same room as you. Then again, during Summer, there are tons of Norwegians here, and to them it isn’t all the expensive (well, now that 100 DKK costs 130 NOK that might change).
Most important, this is locally made craft beer, Skagen is the most wonderful place in the World, and if you get a seat in the courtyard during summer and get a few ice cold Gl. Skagen inside you, then this is THE place to be in Skagen town.
Did not expect much, still a little disappointed... spacious place, outside seating during summer. The beeris mediocre at best and no matter what they poured from the 5 or 6 taps of own produce, even the hefeweizen came out headless. According to their motto, the beer is brewed with care and served with love. Neither seemed to be true on my visit.
This is really your only option for craft beer in Skagen. A "classic" brewpub with big copper tanks in the dining room and beers named after local celebrities. Very nice building really with old brickwork and a big crane in the middle of the room leftover from whatever it used to be. Also has a large beer garden outside with regular live music. Competent service. They had 8 of their beers on tap, which is a little sad given that they have a 24 tap system. Again "classic" beer styles, it was not clear which, if any, were special or seasonal brews. You can get a sampler flight. We just had nachos but other peoples’ food looked pretty good. OUTRAGEOUS prices for Denmark, but it’s a tourist town and many of said tourists are Norwegian. A must visit in Skagen, because you have no choice, maybe worth a trip from Frederikshavn. We had a nice time.
Fairly central in Skagen, near the chuch and the pedestrian area and about ten minutes walk from the train station. Visited early on a Monday afternoon in February and the place was pretty deserted. We were the only costumers and go friendly service and fairly decent food (at least large portions and very crispy bacon!). Had limited time so only managed to try two of the beers, the Easter APA (Skawpåske) was pretty fresh and quite okay, but it seemed like the IPA (Gl. Skagen) was not so fresh, but still fairly drinkable. Nice place in a way, but probably not the most interesting beers, but still worth a visit if one happens to be in the area.
Located near the church in the center of town. Large restaurant indoors and a large patio. They have their own beers on tap and you can also buy purchase bottles to take with you. I found a new one and was happy about that. The service is not the most friendly.
The weather was sunny at my visit, so we sat outside for at late lunch. The food was mediocre - the rye bread was the supermarket kind instead of coming from the bakery, and the same was the case for other ingredients. The beers are your typical Skagen beers. There were no new beers for my, so I took the Bundgarn, which was good, but the others went for the Hefe and were not satisfied. Meh.
I read before i went that this is a tourist trap, and i must say i agree. Boring place, boring beers, boring staff.
Even in the high season when there wasnt many people there we had to wait for service. Inside AND outside.
I tried a total 8 of their beers, with only Væltepetter and Gl. Skagen as checks in as ok beers, Nordlys was fair, but when it comes to Bundgarn, Drachmann, Skawskum, Tuxen and Lars Kruse, i’ll rather take a Carlsberg.
NIce brewpub with large outdoor seetings. Live musik in the summerperiode. 7 beers on tap and 6-8 bottle availeble. I found one (not good) beer I hadnt tried before. Food deasent (had the burger). Slow but friendly service. Not a place to travel for, but deasent.