IN PHOTOS: Copenhagen Beer Festival

The nation may stil be best known in the beer world for Carlsberg and Tuborg, but there is a beer revolution brewing in Denmark.

IN PHOTOS: Copenhagen Beer Festival
Students from the Technical University of Denmark brewed both a seaweed beer and gluten-free varieties.
From the success of hipster kings Mikkeller to the plethora of small brewers turning out big flavours, Danish craft beer is experiencing a golden age. 
The embarrassment of riches for Denmark’s beer drinkers was on full display at the 2015 Copenhagen Beer Festival, with more than 1,000 brews on tap. Brewers from all corners of Denmark brought their best stouts, porters, IPAs, pilsners and much more to Lokomotivværkstedet, a train workshop that has been converted to a multi-use facility in the heart of Copenhagen. 
Put on by the Danish Beer Enthusiasts (Danske Ølentusiaster), the Beer Festival is in its 15th year and is bigger than ever. The majority of the 100-plus breweries on hand were Danish, giving the event a real domestic flavour but there were also offerings from the US, the UK, Belgium, Germany, Iceland and more. 
Click through on the photo below for more shots from the 2015 Copenhagen Beer Festival. Skål! 

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Divers find 500-year-old Danish beer barrels in Swedish wreck

Divers excavating the wreck of a medieval warship off the coast of Sweden have found barrels they believe may hold traces of 500-year-old Danish beer.

Divers find 500-year-old Danish beer barrels in Swedish wreck
The beer barrels had been branded with the letter 'A'. Photo: Brett Seymour
The Gribshunden, or Griffen, the flagship of King John of Denmark, sank in 1495 off the coast of Ronneby, southeastern Sweden, while on the way for talks with Swedish separatist forces int he city of Kalmar. 
“It's what we would expect but I still think it's quite fun because it gives us an insight to the life on board,” Johan Rönnby, an archeologist from Södertörn University outside Stockholm, told The Local. 
“We haven't taken any samples, so we can't 100 percent say that it is beer, but it is most likely that it would be beer on a ship, as water was not that healthy to drink.” 
The suspected beer barrels are marked with the letter 'A' and fitted with two stoppers on the lid, which would have enabled easy pouring. 
Rönnby's colleague Brendan Foley, a researcher from Lund University, said that the team were currently taking samples from the barrels to determine their contents. 
“We're taking sediment samples now and hoping we're going to find DNA evidence of hops,” he said. 
“What we're doing is getting a look at not just what the men on the ship were drinking but what King John was taking to Kalmar to impress Sten Sture the Elder.” 
Sten Sture the Elder had led Swedish separatist forces to victory against royal unionist forces at the Battle of Brunkeberg in 1471, after which he had become effective ruler of Sweden. 
The excavation of the Gribshunden, which is being part-funded by the Lund-based Crafoord Foundation, involves 40 researchers from 10 countries. 
The researchers announced the discovery with a press release on Friday.