I am in Russia right now - and I'm here to brew some beers. Today we brewed two beers in two different breweries at the same time. We got up early and drove to the Metropole brewery here in Saint Petersburg. Here we brewed a Trippel with orange peel, coriander and rose leaves. As soon as we had mashed in, we drove to Vassileostrovskaya brewery to brew an Imperial Stout. As soon as it was mashed in, we drove back to the Metropole to proceed with our Trippel. And like that it went throughout the[...]
The new Mikkeller & Friends Bar is slowly coming along. After been knocking down old bricks and dirt from the walls, the ceiling, the floor, the toilet etc etc. we have finally started to build up the place. The last couple of days the place has been quiet because we last monday started building the floor. None less than 275 square meters has been covered with shinny turquoise epoxy floor paint making the rooms smooth and shiny. The epoxy is slowly drying and today we had the chance to look[...]
Damn - our shop has been down. Sorry to the many people who have tried to place an order over the last few days. It was something technical that was fucked up. But now it is back up and running, and to celebrate, we have a lot of great new exciting and rare beer in the shop right now. Many of the new beers are available only in a very limited edition, so if you want to taste them, there is no time to waste. Go directly to Mikkeller's shop, make your reservation and receive lovely beers by mail.[...]
In November 2012 Mikkeller launched Mikkeller Spirits with its first brands of our 17,5% Imperial Stout "Black", the first hop vodka, gin and white dog. Now Mikkeller Spirits has made its first travel out in the world to meet other equally minded distillers. The intention is to get inspired, get better, get wiser and get social. Our first stop on our tour was at Corsair Artisan Distillery in Nashville Tennessee, that over the last 4 years has approached spirits in a way you don't see very[...]
Not only will we open a new bar on Nørrebro on March 16, we’ll also open the bar’s adjoining bottle shop from where we’ll sell beer from Mikkeller, To Øl, Three Floyds and from other of our closest friends and collaborators. In others words the shop will focus on quality not quantity, and we promise you, that we’ll have a lot of special treats in store for you. For the opening we await a very special shipment from our dear friends Three Floyds …
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[...]