Yesterday Mikkeller brewed a beer along with the Earl of Essex at Danbury Street, London. We had planned to brew an American IPA with a very simple malt base, an American ale yeast and a crazy amount of American hops. 7% alcohol, and an IBU far above what is normally brewed in the London area. I feel pretty sure that this beer will have the trademark hoppiness of a Mikkeller beer. If you drop by Earl of Essex in a month's time, make sure to taste the to this date strongest beer brewed on the[...]
Yesterday I brewed a big strong Quad with Partizan Brewing. Andy did all the work, but before the beer was finished, I poured a bottle Monks Brew in the boiler. It is an old tradition here in Mikkeller, and although ther has been a standstill since Mikkel first time threw a bottle of Black in the boiler at Three Floyds for approximately four years ago, the tradition resumed yesterday right here in London. When the beer has fermented, it will sit in a brandy barrel for about six months before it[...]
MAD beer has been released. The reactions have been great and we are pretty proud of the result ourselves. This week we have put it on our Danish and international pricelist and in our webshop. You can read about the beer here. http://madbeer.dk/ http://www.gastro.dk/blog/jeppe-jarnit-bjergso-og-thomas-hoelgaard/Can-I-play-with-madness/ You can buy it here http://shop.mikkeller.dk/shop/beer/mad-set/ Now you test and give us feedback?
The relaseparty for Mad beer is going to be a crazy journey in superior beer and food. Especially selected beer from Three Floyds and all the new carefully developed beer from new brand MAD-beer. MAD-beer is a joined effort between Mikkel Borg Bjergsø of Mikkeller and Jakob Mielcke of Mielcke and Hurtigkarl. These to creative brains have spend a year in their taste lab to work on the best possible beer to pair with food. The result is interesting and excellent. The food - goes without saying -[...]
Omnipollo is an award winning brewery that was founded in 2010 by Henok Fentie and Karl Grandin. We conceive our recipes at home and travel to different breweries across the globe to craft our ales. Our ambition is to change the perception of beer… forever. Our Swedish friends will bring the following: 1. Hypnopompa Bourbon BA Imperial Marshmallow Stout (11%). Brewed with marshmallows and Tahitian vanilla beans. 2 kegs ever made. 2. Nebuchadnezzar Imperial IPA (8,5%). Dry-hopped 5 times with[...]
Beer freaks and dinner geeks we have some great news. From our travels through the darkness of Scotland we discover a true eastern gem based in the Granite City. Yatai have been pushing the boundaries of traditional Japanese cuisine with the addition of using locally sourced seasonal ingredients for many years and have gone from strength to strength. They have caused such an impact that only 8 months after opening they received the national award for Oriential cuisine in Scotland. With this in[...]
We often go to Berlin, but we find it a challenge to find good craft beer. We don't find that fair, so we have decided to bring our own beers and tenders to the city that we like so much. Not only are we bringing our own, we are bringing enough for everybody. Finding a location for all this goodness wasn't really difficult - we just asked our long time friends at Berlins coolest hotel "The Michelberger" if we could do it at their place? They said yes - so now we are packing the Mikkeller truck[...]
This thursday the 7th of november christmas is coming to Mikkeller Bar and Mikkeller & Friends. Mikkeller bar presents: Brasserie Dupont - Avec Le Bon Veaux 2009 Brasserie Dupont - Avec Le Bon Veaux 2010 Brasserie Dupont - Avec Le Bon Veaux 2011 Brasserie Dupont - Avec Le Bon Veaux 2012 Brasserie Dupont - Avec Le Bon Veaux 2013 To Øl - Jule Maelk To Øl - Shameless Santa To Øl - Snowball Mikkeller - Til Fra Via 2011 Mikkeller - BA Fra Til Via Cognac Ed. 2012 Mikkeller - Fra Via Til 2013[...]
Friends of Mikkeller & Friends! This Saturday the 9th of november it's time for you to come by to your favorite bar in Nørrebro, we are proud to present the next meet the brewer event. NAPARBIER!!! Our spanish friends will bring these beers: Pale Ale Fresh Hops Gruit Pils Black Rock Back In Black ZZ+ Aker Hop Doom Janis Porter Sai Saison BierCab Some of these beers have never before been served in Copenhagen, so don't miss the chance to say hello to Sven & Juan from Naparbier. Nos vemos el[...]
Feel like getting inked? In case you haven’t heard, one of the most spectacular events in the history of Mikkeller will go down next Friday on the 1st of November at Mikkeller & Friends. Two of our Swedish friends, the brilliant tattoo artists and brothers, Jacob and Jonas Pedersen, from Crooked Moon Tattoo will travel across Øresund to lead the event and use their inky needles on who ever would like a cool tattoo designed by Mikkeller’s label designer and art director Keith Shore. Both the[...]
Lets us introduce Win Bic. Win Bic is a new friend in the X-mas family from Mikkeller. Its a blended Spontan Ale and Saison, It is 6,0% abv, It is awesome and it comes in a magnum bottle. Welcome Win Bic. The Tasting panel Said: Cloudy light orange with a fine foamy thick white head Aroma - A mild spicy impression with acidic green apples, cloves and a sweetness as from dried apricots. We also find some bitterness as from lemon peel and a lactic touch. You clearly sense the saison notes as[...]
Dear friends, freaks and family. It is our honour and privilege to invite You to our celebration, of the worlds best craft beer. the actual celebration will take place on the 2nd and 3rd of May 2014, but events will happen all week. Last year we had 30 breweries for three sessions. This year we will have 40 for four sessions and they have all promised to bring only their rarest and most innovative beers. The celebration will happen in Sparta Hallen like last year, and like last year we will[...]
No freeze distilling needed. This beer has been barrelaged 10 times on different bourbon barrels. It took us two years to bring the imperial stout Black up from the original 18% ABV to the amazing 26,1%. How about the taste? There is a reason it is called the "Black Fist". Decant it as we suggest in the serving tips, and you will have a mindblowing experience. This beer is complex. We are releasing Black Fist tomorrow at our two Copenhagen bars.
Our great friends from Crooked Moon Tattoo have decided to do a pop up at Mikkeller & Friends on the 1. of November. Jacob and Jonas are outstanding at what they do and we are proud to have them. Keith was psyched about the project and immediately offered to do some cool designs. The plan is that the tattoos will be sold on our webshop and that Jacob and Jonas will do them onside. Keith will be there and we have arranged some pretty crazy beers to match the event. Check out the guys here[...]
We have spoken to friends and they are happy to come to Copenhagen for another great celebration. So CBC will happen again on the 2nd and 3rd of May 2014 We have planned changes and have some new cool stuff coming - we promise that we will tell you more about that in the weeks to come. Tickets will go on sale on the 1st of November at 8pm (CET) at billetlugen.dk https://www.facebook.com/copenhagenbeercelebration
Friends, freaks and fans of Mikkeller & Friends! This friday we are proud to present a beer cocktail event, come down and try Cocktail Geek Breakfast, Total Nemesis and Size Dosen't Matter. All cocktails are produced and made by our speciall bartender for the night Morten Bruun. Come down on friday for some cocktails and dreams, and bring some friends. See you 18:00, lets PARTY!!!
With the last days talk (http://korturl.dk/6b3) about crual treatment of Kopi Luwak producing civets it is important for us to say this: We do not use Kopi Luwak from Indonesia in Beer Geek brunch Weasel. We use the Vietnamese variety cà phê Chồn. We have been aware since we started using cà phê Chồn in 2008 that not all civet coffee world wide is produced with the best care and respect of the cats. Therefor we searched for and found one supplier of cà phê Chồn that treats the animals with[...]
Finally the new batch of Black Beer brandy has arrived. The first badge of the destilled imperial stout sold out way to quickly. The wait has been long for us, but now it is finally here. Black still comes in three versions. They have been barrelaged on three different types of 30 liter barrels (Oloroso, Rum and Bourbon). The aging time has been increased to 12 months, and the wait has been worth it. You can find Black in our bars in Copenhagen, in our webshop and in the bottleshop. Nice thing[...]
Mikkeller Tasting panel on Beer for Mad Food Camp 2013 Here is the short resume of the tasting. The project with Mad Beer 3 is a project were five individual beers have been brewed for the Mad Beer symposium in Copenhagen. Each beer is made to test an ingredient or to match a specific meal. The project is fun, because it’s accepted to test crazy stuff in the beer. You can read about the camp here http://www.madfood.co/about/ Dandillion Root Beer, Belgian wit Bier made with dandylions picked at[...]
To keep the Mikkeller machine running we hired this guy to shovel coal. Don´t mistake Robert for his soft looks, he´s a machine and he will keep on pushing when the rest of us grow tired. His tasks apart from the coal thing is to communicate with our customers abroad and make sure that you guys get the beer you need. Say hi to Robert read more stuff here http://mikkeller.dk/the-brewery/robert-wiberg/