…then you have found your temple! Ohh yes, Sundbybergs Köksbryggeri in Stockholm’s Sundbyberg is a brewery hosted in a former church. The guys behind this project have implemented a simple formula that, somehow, is not so easy to come across: good craft beers and simple yet tasty pub food from local businesses, served in a cool place where you can gather together and enjoy an evening out.
At first I wasn’t even sure if it was open or if it was actually a real place, especially when I ended up on the upper floor of a church! A church yes, but really special: the organ and the altar have given way to fermentation tanks, pipes, and thermometers: no choirs, only Joan Jett on air, and folks enjoying beers and chatting.
They serve IPA, lager, production and beers by local breweries, so there are plenty of choices. My fav so far: passion-fruit beer with the so-called ölkorv, long and “skinny” dry sausages dressed with spices — pretty common up here as snacks.
The cherry on top? The benches. They’ve kept the benches from the church, and at the back, instead of psalms, there are manuals and books on beer, whiskey, tastings and more.
Leave the city center (12min away from T-Centralen, on the blue metro line) and go on a pilgrimage to Sundbybergs Köksbryggeri: drink, pray and drink again!