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Carlsberg Research Laboratory

"The principal task of The Carlsberg Laboratory shall be to develop as complete a scientific basis as possible for malting, brewing and fermenting operations." - J.C. Jacobsen

Committed to Research & Groundbreaking Discoveries

J.C. Jacobsen was a strong believer in the power of science. In 1876, he established the Carlsberg Research Laboratory and brought together some of the greatest scientists of the time.

Carlsberg Research Laboratory was instrumental in the development of brewing science technology during industrialization to ensure a high quality final product. Discoveries such as the purification of yeast, the role of enzymes and the pH scale made it possible for Carlsberg to brew beer at high and consistent level.

Today, Carlsberg Research Laboratory remains an integral part of the Carlsberg Group and Carlsberg Foundation family. 

The laboratory’s interdisciplinary teams with expertise in brewing science, chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, genetics, bioinformatics and molecular biology work together to further perfect the art of brewing and develop sustainable brewing processes that will enable us to realise our ambition - to be global brewer with the lowest consumption of water and energy per litre of beer.

Carlsberg Research Laboratory focuses on the following four areas: