Boxing Cat Brewery is a ray of craft beer sunshine in mighty China. American brewer Michael Jordan brews quality craft beer in Shanghai. He's making beers for Boxing Cat Brewery's two restaurants. Michael fights the biggest of battles promoting craft beer in China. A country which mark on the beer landscape is almost solely thin, piss yellow German lagers of the worst kind. Just getting quality malt, hops and yeast to the brewery is a big challenge for Michael. For example, the yeast comes[...]
The Mikkeller American Dream Project. A “research” on the development of the best lager in the world: the Mikkeller American Dream. The Mikkeller Tasting Panel has been studying, tasting and admiring this beer for months. The concept was decided: the four educated tasters open, smell and drink one bottle every week for at time span of 126 days. From the same batch. Every Sunday the beer was put in a fridge, every Monday tasting and making notes. This rigid rule of cooling down and drinking at[...]
We stopped by Stefansgade, Nørrebro, this weekend to take a look at the bar work in progress. So far everything is coming a long smoothly. We can’t wait to show you the final result in March.
Hello Beer geeks and Babylove freaks! It's going down tomorrow. We did a beer in collaboration with the band Babylove and The Van Dangos. They did a song, we brewed the beer, the party is tomorrow! Cut out from Babyloves Facebook explains in their words what they hoping to do: "In Babylove & the van Dangos we have decided to make a difference, and thus we have arranged a large benefit concert at Global on the 17th of January. It's called Babylove Boogaloo Bash, and the aim is to collect 30.000[...]
At Mikkeller we love beer by the series. Because producing a whole series, where you each time change the recipe a tiny bit, is the only way you will truly know precisely what one particular ingredient does to the flavor as a whole. And that is exactly the guiding principle behind Mikkeller’s yeast series 2.0. There are six very different beers in this particular series. They are all made with the same malt, same hops, and the same mash time and temperature. The only difference between the six[...]
It´s a fact - we are opening a great new bar together with great friends in Nørrebro, Copenhagen. The team is working hard to make it the best beer bar in the world and we can´t wait to present it to all you geeks. Opening date will be in March and we promise that we will only serve the best and most crazy beer, booze and beer food you can imagine. Stay tuned - more will come.
You've probably noticed how many Swedes you always meet at Mikkeller Bar. We are of course very happy that this is the case. As we have become accustomed to snuff cans on the tables and the spicy scent of köttbullar (Swedish meatballs), which is always part of meeting with the always polite and well-dressed Swedes. A year ago we took the consequences and employeed Rob as a bartender at Mikkeller Bar. First and foremost because he's a great bartender, but certainly also because he masters the[...]
In Mikkeller we have over the years done many collaboration brews. However, the last one we did was a little unusual - we collaborated with the Swedish tattoo studio Crooked Moon. The two brothers Jacob and Jonas Pedersen that run Crooked Moon Tattoo in Helsingborg wanted to celebrate their tattoo studio’s first birthday with a big party, and what could be more natural than to do it with a beer in their own name? The two brothers have designed the labels for this beer. And therefore this beer[...]
The Tasting Panel. We use people at Mikkeller. This is a short story of how it's done and whom we force to drink beer. As you have all read before on this blog, we have a panel of pro tasting people. And we kindly ask them to assist us in tasting some of our products. This we do to ensure the high quality of Mikkeller beers (and spirits) continues to be as high as we aim for. These pro tasters give us very valuable info and suggestions for brews, adjustments and new ideas. For some months now[...]
Barrel aged Black the Black edition is a new beer from Mikkeller. And I do mean Black the Black, not Back in Black, as a reference to AC/DC's amazing album, not Big and Black as a reference to the world famous adult movie, that I'm sure all readers of this blog are familiar with. No, I do mean Black the Black edition. Let me explain to you how the beer is made. We took Mikkellers imperial stout Black and distilled it at Braunstein distillery. The alcohol we got out of it was storaged in[...]
Hello guys and gals. A very merry X-mas to all of you from all of us at Mikkeller Bar. During X-mas we'll continue our great task serving the best microbrews, the hottest beer sausages, the crispiest crisps, the nuttiest nuts all with the sweetest of smiles (we love our job) but the opening hours are a little bit different. Mikkeller Bar opening hours is follow during X-mas: 22nd December: 12-02 23rd December: 14-24 24th December: Closed 25th December: 18-24 26th December: 14-24 27th[...]
Christmas is a wonderful time. Finally an opportunity to spend to spend some time with friends and family. Christmas Eve, Christmas tree, Christmas dinner and Christmas gifts. Everything is great, but it can also be stressful. Especially buying all the Christmas gifts can generate some stress. But at this very point Mikkeller rows you a helping hand. Our web shop is full of great Christmas gifts. How about a bottle of Dry hop simcoe vodka for your onkel Bob, a bottle of Rum cask black for your[...]
A good old friend of Mikkeller, Alexei Popov, sent me an email a few days ago. Alexei told me that he had heard some rumors that there would soon open another Mikkeller Bar in St. Petersburg, Russia. He did not say where he had heard these rumors, but since Alexei was born and raised in Russia, he still has many friends in his old homeland. And I know for sure that if there are rumors circulating among the Russian beer geeks, then Alexei will pick them up sooner or later. Here's what I replied[...]
Keith Shore, Mikkeller's label designer and creator of our graphic identity, is currently in the process of giving new life to several of our good old beer labels. Classic beers from Mikkeller have been getting a make-over in Keith the Wizard's workshop, which has given them a whole new look. Jackie Brown, the good old brown ale, that has been an integral part of Mikkeller’s repertoire for the past 5 years, is one of the labels that have undergone a transformation. From brown and slightly[...]
Recently we had some guys tasting the newly released products from Mikkeller Spirits. At Mikkeller we have found these products tasteful, interesting and groundbreaking. This needed to be tested; we really wanted to make sure these products live up to our high expectations. We needed second opinions. That we got from a very competent tasting panel. Introducing the crew: L: Long time member of the Mikkeller family, he has tasted beers for many years, he has dined fine places and knows of good[...]
En historie der ikke passer - se her. Vores øl hedder ikke 'Cocio Bajer'. En medarbejder må have fået kakao galt i halsen....
Today we received a happy e-mail from a happy man. The happy man is Perniclas Bedow, owner and founder of the graphic design studio Bedow. The e-mail says: Hi guys! Just came home from the Swedish Design Awards with the jury's honorable mention - the special award "Graphic delight of the year". The jury says: The Spring Ale label shows a snowflake transforming into a sun with the help of heat-sensitive ink. A splendid union of concept, technology and craft. A pared-down graphic solution which[...]