ONE Staff / March 10th, 2010 / Spotlight
PRINT: 15 MINUTES with Rene Hulgreen

Do you still skate these days? I try to skate in the summer, but I have a back injury and can only skate for about 30 minutes. Then the pain is too big. I also have problems with one foot, just found out that it has been broken for more than 10 years. So I don’t really skate anymore, I’m too broken and old.

What are you doing these days? I have a little family. I’m married to former skateboarder Sybille and we have a son called Emil. He was born in September 2006. I also play disc golf; it is like golf, you know, for fat old men. I also work as a brewer at a microbrewery south of Copenhagen, called Bryghuset Braunstein. We also make whiskey, schnapps and gin.

It’s funny ‘cause since I’ve known you, you’re the guy drinking beer wherever you go. How did you get into home brewing, and how did you get the job you have now? Well, when I left Denmark I only knew lager beers, traveling opened my eyes to new kinds of beers, and I got interested in beers in a new way besides drinking them. Then I started home brewing and won gold and silver at the Danish championship, and shortly after I was a brewer at a real brewery. It all went really fast, from when I started brewing to when I was working at a brewery took less than a year.

How fortunate are you to have made careers out of two of your passions? You don´t get more lucky than that, I think.

What is your favorite part about being a brewer (besides the drinking)? I love experimenting, making big crazy beers.

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  • shamu - March 10th, 2010

    great interview, great guy and great that you posted this same day as chuck norris birthday 😀

  • Lukas - March 10th, 2010

    This is the best! Real hero!

  • felix - March 10th, 2010

    glad that I was happy enough to session with him some times in germany!

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  • Arni - March 10th, 2010

    Awesome! Great piece of skating history!

  • Ben Rogers - March 10th, 2010

    Much Respect

  • Collin Martin - March 14th, 2010

    Rene, this interview was a great read. I loved it! Thanks. You are an inspiration.

  • JP - March 15th, 2010

    REné is THE MAN. Nice to read about his “new life”. Somehow we are always worried about where our legends are, and if they’re happy.

    Well, rené seems to be living life very proudly. Thanks for this, ONE : )

  • thumper - March 22nd, 2010

    Rene is a legend… Vert is still being represented here and there’s a vert DVD out now. presents Vert Rollerblading. Check it out!

  • B - May 10th, 2010

    Rene is a total LEGEND! Great interview – I met him in South Africa when he was down here man that guy can drink beer!

    Respect Rene!

  • herman potgieter - August 12th, 2011

    shoo baby Rene….. ledge!!!!! skal

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