Schackenborg craft beer is part of De 5 Gaarde, five beautiful manor houses tucked away in the rolling hills of Jutland and Funen. In 2001, the farms banded together in order to combine traditional, ethical farming with modern agricultural expertise. Two of the five farms’ most valued outputs are wheat and barley, and hence it was natural that beer should also become part of the production early on. However, with the new Schackenborg craft beer produced by the Danish microbrewery Braunstein, the bar has been raised another notch. General manager of De 5 Gaarde, Claus Hviid, explains.

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