New Reformation beer in Nyborg

20. June 2017 | Nyborg Castle

The Museums of Eastern Funen have often used beer to bring history alive and to teach about it. A whole series of special beers have been created in cooperation with Ørbæk Brewery, Munkebo Microbrewery, Kerteminde Brew House and Brewery Refsvindinge. Now we are commemorating the anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 with a new beer: “Faith!”

Nyborg’s central role in the Danish Reformation has long been a neglected chapter in Danish history. Not only did some of the central events surrounding the change in faith in Denmark take place in Nyborg, but the people that were crucial to the process lived and worked at Nyborg Castle; the whole political and dynastic power struggle had, to a great degree, its focal point here in the old royal town. Nyborg was, in that connection, established as the first real capital city in the country; here, the stage was set for royal power to rule the new, Protestant kingdom. This is also an important part of the World Heritage story in Nyborg.

Now we will tell it with beer. The beer is called “Faith!”, the same title as the exhibition at Nyborg Castle, which tells about the Reformation with a focus on faith, dynasty and on the town of Nyborg.

“Faith!” refers to the royal power and strength used to carry out the Reformation in Denmark. This change in religion was an order from the highest authority - King Christian III in Nyborg.

Actually, it’s not a new beer. It’s a black sheep in disguise, but the story’s true enough. The Museums of Eastern Funen have developed the design for the label following the graphic profile of the exhibition and the Reformation anniversary in Nyborg, and have produced the beer in cooperation with Brewery Refsvindinge.

At the same time, it is a new product in the King’s Food Cupboard. This history-teaching beer can be purchased in the museum shop, select local stores and of course, at the brewery.

See more at www.visitviking.dk.

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