Brygmester Carsten Hjort om
HJORT BEER’s historie

The story behind my North Jutland brewery, HJORT BEER, began in 2015, when I started brewing my own beer at home in the basement due to my interest in beer. There, I experimented with malt, hops, and yeast and made over 50 homebrews in the first year.

The methodical approach from a background as an engineer and my great fondness for the traditional hand brew and the good classic beer styles, where balance is in focus, have benefited the beers.

In 2017, I won both gold and silver at the Danish Championships in homebrew with the two medal winners "Wiener Walzer" and "Brown Bella", which at the same time became the first beers I got in production. Since then, several of the beers have won Danish and international awards.

I always brew with the best ingredients. It is my passion for good raw ingredients, classic beertypes and science that I hope that you can taste when experiencing my beer.


Carsten Hjort - Brewmaster - HJORT BEER

Award winning craft beer

Our mission is to perfect the traditional beer styles and provide people with a premium tasting experience. That is why the use of quality ingredients is essential - we do not compromise when it comes to quality.

We have won several awards for our craft beer over the years. Hjort Beer has received recognition at both Danish and international competitions. We are especially pleased with the Silver Medal for Alexander at the Barcelona Beer Challenge in 2019, the Gold Medal for Wiener Walzer in 2020, as well as the Gold Medals for Sebastian and Angelina at the European Beer Challenge in 2021.


Besides selling our craft beer in selected stores and supermarkets in most of Denmark you can also find Hjort Beer at select bars and restaurants.

Additionally, we host beer tastings, which are perfectly suitable as an event for corporations and larger gatherings.

Hjort Beer is also present at select gatherings and fairs - follow us on Facebook for updates.

Inspiration from Spain and exciting collaborations

Carsten Hjort has lived for many years in northern Spain with his family and has drawn much inspiration from the area. This can be seen and tasted in our collaborations with our friends in Bilbao and Barcelona. 

2019 Básquery Bilbao, (Ivars Hand - Dry-Hopped Witbier with the fruit Buddha's Hand.

2020 Drunken Bros (LOKI, Imperial Coffee Milk Stout 9,2%)

2019-2023 L’estupenda (Alexander the Great - Barrel-Aged Baltic Porter - Sour Beer 10%)

Pop-up bar and participation in Danish beer tastings

In the summer of 2022 we had a pop-up bar at Stjernepladsen in Aalborg. We received a very warm welcome and enjoyed serving beer inside the pleasant venue and on the outdoor terrace.

In 2020 we were chosen by Carsten Berthelsen to participate with our beer Brown Bella in "Natholdets Julekalender" (large Christmas calender aired on Danish television). In 2019 we had our beer Orange participate in the largest online beer tasting in Denmark, organized by Craft Makers Collective.

Future prospects

At Hjort Beer, we continue to work on perfecting traditional beer styles and to provide our customers with a world-class beer experience. In addition, we have a goal to become 100% organic in 2023.