Bryggeriet Ångkvarn

Welcome

Bryggeriet Ångkvarn is Uppsala’s first brewpub, with a history dating back to Uppsala’s industrialisation. Our history involves both Uppsala Bavarian Brewery, which was established in 1865, and Uppsala Ångqvarn (steam mill), which was established in 1874. Apart from the steam mill the company also had a famous distillery, macaroni factory and a yeast factory.

Our brewery is visible directly behind the bar. You can enjoy a craft beer while watching our brewmaster brew the next beer, and experience the wonderful smell of malt and hops. Our craft beers are only sold directly in our pub. We welcome you to enjoy the most locally produced beer in Uppsala, directly at the source!

During our first year we have brewed a wide selection of different beers. Why not start with a beer flight to find your favourite among the beers currently served? A private more extensive beer tasting can be arranged for larger groups that book in advance.

We use the finest local ingredients when preparing our dishes. Apart from the dishes in the gastropub we also offer the Brewery’s three course set menu (during the summer period bookings can only be made for larger groups). The Brewery’s menu also includes an optional beverage package with craft beer and wine specially selected for the dishes served.

We also offer a wide range of wines and non-alcoholic beverages. In addition to our own beer our focus is on providing a wide range of Swedish craft beer.

Welcome to Uppsala’s first and only brewpub.

Reserve a table

You can book a table either in our dining room or in the pub.

Brewery’s set menu is served in the dining room, which is our inner room. Here you can order the Brewery’s 3, 5 and 7 cources set menu. The Brewery’s set menu changes every month depending on the season. The menu is prepared with the finest local ingredients.

The pub is for a more relaxed evening with close proximity to the brewery. Here you can order from our Pub menu.

History of Upsala Ångqvarn

The history of Upsala Ångqvarn (steam mill) dates back to the industrialisation of Uppsala. In the mid-1860s the railway came to Uppsala and with it the condition for industrial development. Subsequently Uppsala went through a rapid transformation from an agricultural to an industrial society. A certain H W Söderman came to play an important part. He had earned a lot of money at Svartbäckens distillery and his wealth made it possible to invest in the start-up of new industrial enterprises in the city.

The company Upsala Ångqvarn was founded in 1874 through the merger of the two companies Svartbäckens Distillery and Eldkvarn. Apart from the distillery and mill the production also included a yeast factory and pasta manufacturing. Upsala Ångqvarn grew quickly and in 1890 it was Uppsala’s largest employer with 80 employees.

H W Söderman also played a key role in the brewing industry. Around that time there were several small breweries in the area. The brewery that became the biggest and most important was Uppsala Bayerska Bryggeri (Bavarian Brewery). The company was founded in 1865 and H W Söderman was appointed the Chief Executive Officer. However, the brewery did not escape the Swedish brewery death, and Pripps closed the production in 1966. At this time, the brewery employed 174 people.

Upsala Ångqvarn developed into a stable family business. When H W Söderman died in 1901 he was succeeded by his son H W Söderman, who in 1925 was succeeded by his son, also named H W Söderman. The Söderman family remained the main owners until 1957 when the family sold the company.

The idea to launch a brewery emerged through discussions between Henrik Söderman, a devoted home brewer, and his brother-in-law Per Erik Alm, who studied to be a brew master in Scotland. Later on, the experienced chef Erik Bennbom was also involved. Both Henrik and Erik are great-great-grandchildren of Uppsala Ångqvarns founder, and the dream to follow in their ancestor’s footsteps slowly emerged.

Considering Bryggeriet Ångkvarn’s long rich history, what could be more appropriate than one of the founders being named H W Söderman, once again.