History of To Øl
To Øl was founded in 2010 by Tobias Emil Jensen and Tore Gynther. The name means literally two beers in Danish.
Tobias and Tore knew each other since high school, when they attended Det Fri Gymnasium in Nørrebro (Copenhagen), a high school that was based on a democratic take of decissions. There, they decided to propose to buy brewing equipment to start experimenting with it, a proposition that was broadly supported by their classmates.
With the supervision and support of their physic teacher, a man called Mikkel Borg Bjergsø—founder of now world-famous Mikkeller brewery—, they started experimenting with different ingredients and beer styles, and in 2010 they released their first commercial beer, the Overall IPA. Currently, the brewery is owned 100% by Tore Gynther, as Tobias departed from the brand in 2017. To Øl has a very unique visual design, inspired by their graphic designer, Kasper Ledet who also attended their same high school and started collaborating with them since the beginning.
They call themselves a gypsy brewery, as they don´t have their own brewing facilities, and most of their beers are brewed at D´Proef in Belgium. They also own Brus, a bar in the heart Nørrebro area, near the high school where To Øl story begun. Here they produce some pale ales and lagers mainly for local consumption.
To Øl is characterized for their focus on innovation, and currently they are developing a high quality instant beer that can be prepared by adding sparkling water and some quantity alcohol to some dehydrated beer leftovers.
- Ratebeer Top 100: 2012 - 2018- Ratebeer 9th Best Brewery 2014