BeerMonkey is a nano-brewery located in Knivsta, Sweden. The brewery is founded, owned and managed by Daniel Ceder. Everything is done on site, brewing, fermenting, bottling etc. In the brewery. It’s really a pioneering spirit over the whole thing, everything from the web page you’re now looking at, branding, labels, building the brewery, sourcing, brewing etc. is DIY.
What’s in a name?
The name of the brewery is really down to three things
- Monkeys are cool. Period!
- The BeerMonkey is as we all know this mythical simian like creature that magicly appears during the middle of the night to ruffle your hair and nick $50 out of your wallet while you sleep. Often visits after you duck out on a Friday night for a few “bevvie”
“And I’d just nipped out for a few quiet beers with my mates and the next thing you know I wake up with a hangover and the “Beer Monkey’s” paid me a visit!”
- BeerApe or BeerPrimate don’t sound as good
Who’s Daniel and why does he think he can run a brewery?
I’ve been a homebrewer for years and I love it, especially brewing and sharing my beer with others. I also like the other aspects about running a brewery, therefore I’ve decided to go for it. I know that being able to brew great beer is only a small part of running a brewery, but since I’ve been working with marketing, sales, development, processes and financial side of businesses for 20 years I have the needed experience of that as well.
So, will I make it? If you ask people who know me, either professionally or personally, they will tell you that I do get the job done, especially when doing something I love. And since I can’t think of anything more fun and exciting than running a brewery, we’re home safe, right?