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Gluten Free visit + report

Not too long ago, we invited Glutenfristart.dk to come in for a tasting and a briefing on our gluten free beers. Glutenfristart.dk is a website (in Danish) created to inform like minded folks dealing with the struggle of trying to steer away from gluten in everyday products. It serves as an outlet for general information, recipes, debates, and much more. We had a great time talking and sharing insight, and we definitely helped expand their view on quality gluten free beers. Make sure you pay[...]

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The Kernel invades Mikkeller & Friends.

The Kernel is coming......and he means business On the 22nd Of November we invite you to join us on the most ambitious Meet the Brewer event ever at Mikkeller & Friends. From 12pm we will open to 30 beers from one of the most influential London breweries around. We can definitely promise you a selection rarely seen on these shores. Swing by and see how many you can manage.

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Christmas at Øl & Brød!

It’s still a long way to Christmas but we suggest that you book early to not miss out on our special Christmas festivities at the restaurant in December. LUNCH Beginning on the first Advent Sunday, November the 30th we will start serving our Christmas menu. Lunch will consist of either of a 3-course Christmas meal created by our chefs or your choice from our Christmas inspired á la carte menu. (Please note that on Sundays and Monday the 22th we are only serving our family style lunch of dishes[...]

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Tasting Panel - If We Took The Bones Out, It Wouldn’t Be Crunchy

A beer that is the result of a co-work between Mikkeller and the record company Crunchy Frog, where it is meant to play a liquid key role in a series of musical  pop-up events in Copenhagen. This is an brown ale, and it pours a reddish brown topped with an off-white head. The aroma is malty with lots of mildly roasted notes. Along with that there are dark chocolate, some leather and dry raisins and dates. It’s a pretty easy to drink beer with a rather mild mouth feel. Lots of roasted malts,[...]

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Tasting Panel - I'm A Kombo

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Tasting Panel - Kärlek Fall/Winter 2014

The swedes are being spoiled - once again. This is one big hoppy smelling beer. It is floral with notes of grape fruit and young green chest nuts. It has quite a big mouth feel with a creamy texture. Lots of citric notes are dominating the picture with a very quiet maltyness, which makes this extremely refreshing and drinkable. This is a beer that is difficult not to like.

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Tasting Panel - MAD4 / WHAT IS COOKING?

Pineapple - Apple A clear golden pilsner with a fine white head. The aroma is almost like mild perfume, with tropical fruit, marzipan and the added chamomile sticking out as an interesting feature. In the taste, the chamomile is present very heavily at first, followed by a fresh touch of green apples -leading to a mild herbal and bitter finish. A refreshing beer, that would be great on the table along with some sushi or salted cod. Refshaleøen Sour A cloudy light brown beer with an almost pink[...]

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Pura Pura Blowout

Not too long ago, a group of people got together to build a skate park in La Paz, Bolivia from scratch. More than 100 volunteers from over a dozen different nations were joined by professional skateboarders Al Partanen, Josh Matthews, David Gravette, Chet Childress, Joey Pepper, Dan Plunkett and Marius Syvanen to help build what is now one of the largest skateparks in all of South America at 2,000 square meters. Volunteers from outside of the area and pros alike slept for weeks in makeshift[...]

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Tasting Panel - George Vs. Brian BA Ed.

George Vs. Brian aged in three different barrels - Tequila, Calvados and Cherry Wine. Calvados edition This black hard-hitting beauty is pouring thick black, leaving a fine soy colored head.The nose is very characteristic for Mikkeller’s strong stouts. It is sweet, and the barrel comes through very clear. Raw licorice, apples, honey and chocolate cookie dough with a mild salty edge are the impressions we get from the aroma. This is one heavy beer - and the mouth feel is as thick and oily as[...]

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Tasting Panel - Mikkeller/Meirer Beer Geek Riesling

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Tasting panel "Grape Fruit Dead"

MIkkeller / 18th street Brewery - Grape Fruit Dead This collaboration beer with a tribute to the mighty Californian band, Grateful Dead pours a hazy orange with a fine thin white head. The nose clearly reveals the grapefruit as a key figure in this brew. With a fine hoppy profile that is best described as nectar, blood oranges and even grilled lemons with some caramel and fine spice notes such as allspice. This beer has a pleasant mouthfeel with a slightly oily texture. It is balanced between[...]

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Frederiksdal Cherry Wine Field Trip

Frederiksdal, home of the best Cherry Wine in the world, invited us down to their estate for a tasting on what will result in one or more highly exclusive Frederiksdal/Mikkeller collaborations. It's still too early to reveal any details, but rest assure that you're in for a sweet treat. Thanks to Harald Krabbe and Morten Brink Iwersen for hosting a memorable Sunday!

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Tasting Panel - Show Me Cuvee

Show Me Cuvee presents itself with a dark reddish brown pour with a fluffy off white head. The aroma is a bit anonymous at first, but quickly revel a fine and complex spiced aroma. You will find fresh cherries, brown sugar, raisins, cloves and some cinnamon. You will also sense the mild hints of banana that you would expect, when Belgian yeast have been used. The taste is sweet with a sour edge. There is both oxidized fruit and dry fruits like figs and dates present. The bitterness plays nicely[...]

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Øl & Brød

In case you haven't heard, we opened up a restaurant. It's called Øl & Brød and it's an extension of what we've always been doing: High quality products served by beer-aficionados to be savored in a distinct, minimalistic Mikkeller-esque setting. For this project we are carefully handling the holy grail of Danish food, as we step into the world of Smørrebrød (traditional Danish open-faced sandwiches) - A style of food we are all huge fans of. Why? After being frustrated with the poor beer[...]

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Tasting Panel - Beer Weak Brunch Weasel

Beer Weak Brunch Weasel - ABV: 4,8% Vol. The kid brother to the epic Brunch Weasel has a fine brown color and is topped by a cappuccino colored head. The aroma burst open with vanilla, burned almonds, and coffee with a high level of acidity. Upon tasting, it reveals itself with lots of dry dark chocolate, vanilla and clean cacao with an impression of fresh wet soil and a very dry finish. The mouth feel is rather thin compared to the rest of the Beer Geek family, but we find this both elegant,[...]

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Tasting Panel - Hues

Hues - ABV: 5 % Vol. This spontaneous fermented beer has been aged in Hungarian oak barrels and appears with a light amber color with almost no head. The aroma is huge and very vinous. A clear impression of oxidized apples is the first thing that hits you, which made us think of heavy old fashioned British apple ciders. The aroma also reveals the wooden notes from the barrels along with some burned toffee and spices like Star anise. It has a very heavy acidic profile at first, one that quickly[...]

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Tasting Panel - Sally Monroe

Sally Monroe - American Pale Ale - Alc. 2,8 % Vol. Sally pours a hazy golden body topped with a fine white head. The aroma is huge with a blooming profile almost like Jasmine flowers. On top you get the out sprung summer impression with both notes of honey and melon, but underneath a fine spicy peppery profile appear. When tasted, the spiciness stands out clear and leads to a citric acidity. We also experience a mild touch of grains that with its sweetness, goes well with the citric notes.[...]

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Tasting Panel - Boon, Barrel no. 76 - Two year old lambic

Poured from tap it appears hazy and orange with almost no carbonation and thus no head at all. It’s a beauty that almost looks like light amber as you see in real apple juice or British cider. The aroma is mild, gentle and round - and not at all what you expect from a lambic. You really sense that this is not a new lambic. It has calmed down and you don’t get the aggressive acidic notes along with the dusty impressions. Instead it appears mature with a nice mild sweetness with expressions of[...]

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I Wish IPA - Analytical Report

To ensure the high quality of our products, we have every batch we brew, analyzed. This one is for our Gluten-free beer I wish IPA

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FREAK-O-THE-WEEK!

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