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Our top 3 craft beer recommendations for October 2020 - Duckpond - Omnipollo - Uiltje

Updated: Nov 10, 2021

It is time for Zurich Beer Tour's Top 3 beers of the month, October edition. Simona decided to feature another beer from one of the best sour beer breweries in Europe. Sandro is surprising us with his choice for this month, let's say it's getting #dark. This month's staff pick is a beer style we have not yet featured on our blog, a doppelbock with a twist. Let's do this!


Simona's pick: Duckpond Brewing (SWE) - True Love Gose

The Beer:

Another find from our travels to #Sweden from the past month is this tasty gose. A gose is a German beer style brewed with coriander and salt (if you want to learn more check our sour beer blog). This particular version with the beautiful name "True Love" was brewed with massive amounts of #raspberries and #vanilla. The aromas are of course raspberries and vanilla, on the palate you get hints of salt. And look at that blood red color, this beer is not only tasty, it is also a fascinating feast for the eyes.

The Brewery:

Duckpond Brewing is a brewery that was very new to us before visiting #Sweden. They are formerly known as #Mikrofonbryggeriet (they changed their name in August 2019). They are from the city of Gothenburg and were founded in 2016.

Our food pairing recommendation:

Pavlova Cake


Sandros's pick: Omnipollo (SWE) - Original Maple Truffle Ice Cream Waffle Imperial Porter

The Beer:

Yes, yes we know: another #Swedish beer. But to be honest Sweden produces some of the best #craftbeer worldwide in our opinion and this brew is proof for that. This collaboration of Omnipollo and Buxton is a big and bold Imperial porter: strong aromas of #chocolate, #cocoa and #maple syrup. With a thick and creamy body and a sweet finish this beer actually would not need a food pairing (of course we still made one for you below) because it is a #dessert itself. The beer was already aged for 3 years, and it has even improved. We drank this beer in Omnipollos Hatt in #Stockholm where we even had a little tour in their cellar, what kind of other beer rarities we saw down there will stay our secret. Special thanks to Elmer for the tour.

The Brewery:

Omnipollo is a world famous brewery from Stockholm, founded by brewer Henok Fentie and artist Karl Grandin in 2010. Their goal was to change the perception of beer, #forever. They make some of the craziest beers in the world. For example their #Bianca Quadruple Lingonberry Maple Pancake Lassi Gose" is not even one of their craziest productions, which means a lot. This brewery has also worked with many world famous craft breweries, from Other Half to Trillium. All in all Omnipollo is definitely one of our favorite breweries.

Our food pairing recommendation:

Coupe Denmark (Vanilla Ice Cream sundae with hot chocolate sauce) or dark chocolate


Zurich Beer Tour's pick: Uiltje - Apfelstrudel Doppelbock

The Beer:

From Sweden we are now traveling to the Netherlands to drink a German beer style. A #doppelbock is the stronger version of the classic bock beer. Bock beers are dark and malty beers (even though there are various sub styles like "heller bock", which means pale bock) and were first brewed in the region of Einbeck in Germany. The Uiltje take on a doppelbock, the Apfelstrudel Doppelbock has aromas of cinnamon and vanilla, apples and raisins and many other strong and sweet flavors. The name of the beer says it all, it tastes exactly like the classic German dessert #Apfelstrudel. With its ABV of 11% it is the perfect beer to warm up your #WinterDays.

The Brewery:

Uiltje Craft Beer was founded by Robbert Uyleman. The brewery started their production in 2015 in their own brewery in Haarlem, Netherlands. They produce super hoppy and fresh IPA's but they also have a barrel room with over 300 rum, wine, whiskey, gin, bourbon, calvados and cognac casks. In those barrel many beers are being aged, just waiting for the perfect time to be released and enjoyed by us.

Our food pairing recommendation:

Apfelstrudel! That was unexpected, right? You could also try it together with a Crème Brûlée


These are our three beers. Which ones were your favorite brews in October? Tell us in the comments!

Stay tuned for our November recommendations!


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