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Our story

A lot has changed since J.C. Jacobsen shipped the first drop of Carlsberg to the UK in 1868. Our founder’s dedication, however, to bringing people together through better beer, burns as brightly as ever.

Carlsberg UK today

As part of the Carlsberg Group, Carlsberg UK has long been brewing and selling some of Britain’s favourite beers. Today, they include Carlsberg, Carlsberg Export, Poretti, Grimbergen and Tuborg. We also hold the UK brand licences for San Miguel, Mahou, and the Brooklyn Brewery range, putting them at the heart of our growing premium portfolio.

Beer and so much more…

In recent years, we’ve upped the ante for pubs, bars and restaurants by introducing a portfolio of drinks spanning mainstream lager, craft beer, cask ales, wines and spirits. Add latest insights and passionate, knowledgeable people, and you’ll realise why our customers turn to us. 

  • Crown Cellars: specialist wines and spirits from all over the world
  • Crafted: an award-winning global craft beer and cider range
  • Tapsters: a brimming collection of quality British cask ales

Passion and dedication

At the heart of the business are the people who make it all possible. Across our sites, including our Northampton brewery and HQ and our customer contact center in Leeds, our 700-strong team work with passion and dedication day in, day out. Whether they’re brewing, packaging and delivering our beer, or managing our latest innovation, they’re dedicated to providing our customers with the support they need and making sure our beverages are, well, better.

Semper Ardens

Our founder J.C. Jacobsen installed an ethos in Carlsberg of “Semper Ardens” – or always burning, which means our people are always collectively developing new ideas and innovations.

  • DraughtMaster™, is a draught beer dispense system that we believe will be a step-change for pubs, bars and restaurants in the UK. That’s why we’ve been perfecting it for over ten years. 

  • Brewing brands – we’re passionate about brewing beer and creating new brands. Our newest additions to our portfolio include Shed Head, an American Pale Ale. And did we mention Bad Apple, our first ever craft cider brand?


Beer and cider brands


Passionate people


Northampton Based Brewery

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