Kopparberg's Lakes and Waters
The people who founded Kopparberg originally came for its copper reserves. Even Kopparberg's much loved traditional barns have a copper connection, being painted in the copper pigment known as Falun red. However, copper and gold weren't the only resources Kopparberg boasted, bubbling from underground was something just as precious, soft water. Soft water has a low mineral content, which allows natural tastes to come through unaltered. The best pilsners in the world use soft water, as well as the best Japanese sakis. Our soft water is so valued that, some years ago, a Swiss consortium tried to buy our wells to export our water to Switzerland. Kopparberg uses only this water for its cider.
The Brothers Bronsman. Our Brew Master Wolfgang and his sons.
Cider is a way of life in Sweden, in fact, it is believed Scandinavia is the original home of cider. In 1882, 36 local brewers in the Swedish town of Kopparberg amalgamated to form Kopparberg's Bryggeri AB. Today the company is led by the Brothers Peter and Dan-Anders Bronsman, while production itself takes place under the strict supervision of our Brew Master Wolfgang and his apprentices - sons Raynhardt and Rickhard. Like all Swedes, they believe in the virtues of simplicity and uncomplicatedness and this is reflected in the cider of which they're so proud. Kopparberg is now sold in more than 40 countries and is the world's best-selling pear cider.