About us

Macken Bryggeri is a 6 years in the making craft brewing business based in Stockholm, Sweden presenting an array of top-quality ale and lager delicacies brewed by Brewmaster and PhD in Brewing Andrés Furukawa.

Our brands have a strong character and distinct individuality due to the varied kinds of personal background stories, intriguing cultural themes and imagination married with the uncompromising commitment to beer quality.

Macken Totem

The foundation of Macken Bryggeri strongly lays on our label concept and visuals conceived by Andrés Furukawa and designed by local artist and musician Jonathan Hultén, with a healthy dose of worldwide stylistic influences and a special interest in reflecting Stockholm’s own vibe.

The common denominator of our beers is our total dedication to every single input in terms of flavours and visuals complementing each other with the hope of proposing a genuine holistic experience to those souls out there, who appreciate craft brewing and art with expressive authenticity.

This is our take on brewing to those hearts out of fuel. Let us fuel your imagination! Let's get in touch! Do you need brewing consultancy?

Andrés Furukawa

BSc.Brew.PhD

CEO, Founder and Brewmaster

Andrés Furukawa is an experienced practical brewer and senior brewing technologist with all-round technical brewing knowledge. He has worked in the brewing industry for the last 16 years.

He holds a Ph.D. degree in Brewing at the International Centre for Brewing and Distilling (ICBD), Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland in 2010. He received his Brewmaster Diploma from Versuchs- und Lehranstalt für Brauerei (VLB) Technische Universität Berlin (TUB), Berlin, Germany in 2003. In 2002, he received his Bachelor of Science Diploma in Food Chemistry at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México (UNAM).

He has worked as Senior Brewing Technologist for a British process technology company commissioning, setting up, and optimising brewhouse operational procedures with focus on energy savings for mashing, cereal cooking and wort boiling technology in several breweries in Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland, United States, Belgium and Ghana.

In addition, he has worked as Brewmaster for Lemke Brauerei GmbH, Berlin, Germany, Cerveceria Cosaco, Mexico City as well as in brewing department for Cervecería Modelo S.A. de C.V. (Corona), Santa Fe Beer Factory S.A. de C.V., Mexico City. He has carried out a professional internship in production and quality assurance for Warsteiner Brauerei Haus Cramer KG, Warstein, Germany.

He has also provided technical brewing consultancy for Mexican, English regional breweries.

Furthermore, he has authored a number of publications on brewing technology issued in international brewing magazines such as Brauwelt International, Brewing and Beverage Industry International, Food Chemistry Journal, American Society of Brewing Chemists (ASBC) Journal and Proceedings of European Brewery Convention (EBC) congress.

Likewise, he has provided brewing conference talks at the Studiedag Mouterij & Brouwerij. Fermentatio-Hogeschool Gent, Belgium, the Master Brewers Association of the Americas - District Philadelphia meeting, Brau- und Maschinentechnische Arbeitstagung der VLB Berlin, and the EBC congress.

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