Tuborgflasken, Copenhagen

Corner of Strandvejen and Dessaus Boulevard, north Copenhagen http://goo.gl/maps/BxgHi nearest railway station Hellerup.

The 26 metre high bottle was put up in the Tivoli Gardens, opposite the City Hall, in 1888 for the Nordic Industrial, Agricultural and Art Exhibition. It was an observation tower which originally contained the country’s first-ever lift, now replaced by a spiral staircase. The exterior, too, has been replaced – it was canvas but is now fibreglass. The bottle, built by the nearby Tuborg Brewery, commemorated Denmark’s technological achievements and was moved north to Hellerup after the exhibition. In 1988 the bottle, which could hold 1.5 million normal Tuborgs, made a brief return trip to the city centre for its centenary celebration.



An elephant in the background

Welcome to Beerscape. This is the first in what I hope will be a long series of posts about worldwide brewing and former brewing locations, in fact pretty much anything combining architectural and brewing-related elements. The background to the blog view is one of the famous elephants from the Carlsberg Brewery in Copenhagen – along with a disappearing section of one of the city’s numerous cyclists, exiting stage left. Find it on Google maps at http://goo.gl/maps/nAU7N – the brewery occupies a large area around the western end of Ny Carlsberg Vej. Most of the posts in this blog will briefly describe what’s to be seen at a particular location, and show a few photos. For more details on the project, check out the ‘About’ page. And come back soon when there will be more to see.