Nothing says summer more at The Floodgate than hearing the words, ”a round of Kopparberg please, with ice”. The refreshing Swedish summer drink has taken the UK & world by storm over the last few decades, dedicating itself to quenching the thirst of many partygoers from Sutton Coldfield to Smethwick and everywhere in between. So get those Cider Shoes on and get yourselves hydrated down at The Yard, BOOK HERE.
While you’re here, here is a little history of the famous drink.
Kopparberg Brewery was re-established in 1994, when Peter Bronsman and his brother Dan-Anders Bronsman bought the old brewery in the town of Kopparberg, Sweden. 36 regional brewers originally founded it in 1882. Kopparberg is now sold in more than 30 countries and is the world’s best-selling pear cider. Kopparberg is listed in Sweden on the NGM Nordic MTF.
The founders of Kopparberg Town originally came for its copper reserves. The name directly translates as “Copper Mountain” in English. The town’s many traditional red houses are painted with Falu Rödfärg, a colour made from copper pigment. In retrospect, it was the local water that turned out to be the main source of wealth. The brewery still stands on the original site where it was built over 130 years ago, while the mining is long gone. Many generations of local families have worked for Kopparberg Brewery and to this day it remains the main employer for the town’s 4,000 people.
in 1996 Kopparberg sells its first batch of stock outside of the Swedish borders, as Greece (a Swedish tourist paradise) becomes the brewery’s first export market, and as they say, the rest is history.