Carlsberg UK is the UK's fourth-largest brewer.
Carlsberg’s founder, J.C. Jacobsen first exported Carlsberg lager to the UK from Copenhagen in 1868, and Britain has remained a key market ever since. The UK built its reputation as Carlsberg’s most important export market before the decision was taken to open a brewery in Northampton in 1974. In 1992, Carlsberg and Allied-Lyons - owners of Tetley's ale - merge brewing activities as Carlsberg - Tetley. The company was renamed Carlsberg UK in 2004, seven years after Carlsberg took total ownership.
Carlsberg UK has long been brewing and selling some of Britain’s favourite beers. Today, they include Carlsberg, Carlsberg Export, Poretti, Grimbergen, and Tuborg.
The brewer also holds the UK brand licences for San Miguel, Mahou, and the Brooklyn Brewery range, putting them at the heart of its growing premium portfolio.
In recent years, we’ve upped the ante for pubs, bars and restaurants by launching a wines and spirits division, Crown Cellars - offering over 750 wines & spirits, a craft beer range, Crafted - offering almost 40 variants of craft beer from all over the world, and a cask ale range, Tapsters - a collection of over 150 British ales.
Managing Director, Carlsberg UK