According to the Swedish Brewers Association, there is a boom of new craft breweries. Back in the ‘90s, despite
the country’s long tradition in brewing, there were only as few as 20 breweries. This has now exploded to more than 250 breweries and a constant stream of new ventures kicking off. One of the first new-wave microbreweries
to take off was Oppigårds, started in 2004 by Björn Falkeström outside the town of Hedemora in Dalarna County. Falkeström highlights the impact of the new trend. “The increase in the number of breweries is positive for the beer industry,” he says.