Sunday, December 9, 2007

Guestbrewing @ Nøgne Ø in January!

In late january 2008 I will travel to Grimstad in Norway to brew two batches of Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast, which has been sold out worldwide for quite some time now....!
Allready beeing in Grimstad, Kjetil - the head brewer of Nøgne Ø - asked me to do a guestbrew with him. Together we have been working on a recipe for a pretty special brew.... :-)

More info on Nøgne Ø's website (click picture)

Saturday, December 8, 2007

SLH07 no. 1 DK X-mas beer in danish newspaper Information!

Information, dec. 7th 2007. Written by: Niels Ivar Larsen (click article)

Monday, December 3, 2007

I appear on Stone Brewing's Greg's vBlog!!

When visiting GABF 2007 I meet up with Steve and Greg of Stone Brewing Co. to discuss some future plans.......... Greg did an 'interview' on his vBlog revealing some of the plans!! (click picture - scroll down to October 13th 2007 'Out & About...The 2008 Great American Beer Festival')

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast Clone @ Maltbazaren!

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De Dolle brewer Kris rates Mikkeller beers!


Kris of De Dolle Brouwers rates Mikkeller beers....! Good luck reading it ;-) (click pictures)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Finally...the Mikkeller glass!

Finally it's here...the Mikkeller glass! I've been wanting to make a Mikkeller glass for quite some time now but wanted it to be 100% perfect. I've been looking all over Denmark for the right shape of glass but couldn't find anything that satisfied me. The I got the idea....why not go for the creater of my favorite glass from my favorite brewery De Dolle Boruwers in Belgium??! And in Belgium I found it!!
The glass will be available from different specialty stores already selling Mikkeller beers...(click picture)

Jackie Brown got it going on.......!

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Monday the 19th of November I drove to Ørbæk with my good friend Henrik to brew 60 HL of Jackie Brown. The next day she went down with a bad stomach....... :-)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Story about Struise Mikkeller on PRWeb.com !!

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Monday, November 12, 2007

Guest brew at Nørrebro Bryghus

Saturday November 11th I brewed a guest brew at Nørrebro bryghus in Copenhagen, Denmark. Together with Anders we planned on brewing the strongest, wildest, crazyest beer ever brewed in Denmark .....so far! We called in Steen Aastrup from Novozymes to help us realize this crazy brew...! (click picture)

Monday, November 5, 2007

Beer Geek Breakfast on tap in U.S. beer mag Draft!

Mikkellers Beer Geek Breakfast feature in the latest issue of american beer magazine 'Draft' (click picture)

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Santa's Little Helper 2007 5/5 in DR's Aftenshowet!!

On ØJ day November 1st 2007 the TV show 'Aftenshowet' on DR1 rated 5 X-mas beers.
Santa's Little Helper 2007 was the only one of the danish micros getting 5 out of 5!!!
(click picture - 1. click 'se senest program' to the right on the start screen - 2. click 'se program' on Aftenshowet 1. del 01.11.07 kl. 17:59 på DR1 - 3. scrool to time: 00:19:28 (00:23:15))

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Mikkeller/FFF label.... 2. edition......!!

Second edition of the FFF/Mikkeller collaboration label. Almost done.....this label is so freakin' cool....!!! (click picture)

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The devil stopped by.........!!

On the brewday of Hvedegoop Nick opened up the last bottle of Barrel Aged Dark Lord. As we turned our backs to the glasses the devil grabbed one of them and poured it into the Hvedegoop wort.....! Maybe it will show in the final beer...?! (click picture)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Mikkeller/FFF label.... 1. edition......!!

.....1. edition of the new Mikkeller/FFF 'Hvedegoop' (jep, that's the name of it...!) label..... (click picture)

Friday, October 19, 2007

Mikkeller announcing the Winner!!

The ‘name the next Mikkeller Pale Ale’ contest is over.
We received about 300 suggestions – most of them very good, which made the decision extremely hard.
But after long consideration we found a winner:

Mikkeller All Others Pale

The winner explained this interpretation: as in all others pale in comparison.

We found that the name is provocative enough to name a Mikkeller beer and it is perfectly in line with what we wanted.

Thanks to everybody who participated in the contest.

Eben from Washington D.C. will receive a case of Mikkeller All Others Pale when it hits the U.S. market early next year. Congratulations!!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Visiting Flossmoor Station, Illinois

I just returned from a great trip to the U.S. More on this later, but first a little report on brewpub Flossmoor Stations blog. My brother Kasper and I visited this great little brewpub in Illinois during our trip and meet assistant brewer Andrew (mid picture) and Tom. We were showed the brewpub brewhouse and brewceller and the beginning of a future bottle store nearby. We also sampled a lot of Flossmoor's brews including a number of their wonderfull barrel aged stuff. Thanks guys!! (click picture)

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Struise Mikkeller @ Kulminator!

Dirk of Kulminator holding the first bottle og Struise Mikkeller (click picture)


Friday, September 28, 2007

Name the next Mikkeller Pale Ale!!

First rough draft for Mikkellers very first label.....

Name the next Mikkeller Pale Ale!!

Mikkeller have decided to brew a Pale Ale for after New Years. All those sweet and heavy X-mas beers makes you drool for light hoppy ales so now it’s the time to get moving. Everything is set for this beer, besides the name and this is where we need your help: Name this beer and win a full case of it when it hits the stores. Only limits are that the name need to be wild and crazy and in line with Mikellers other beer names! The beer will be available in both Denmark, the U.S. and.......?! Please send your suggestions to mikkel@mikkeller.dk before thursday oct. 4th. Thanks, Mikkel, Mikkeller (click picture)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Mikkeller in TV2 Go'Morgen Danmark Spring 2006 - The Movie

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Pooh @ CPH beer festival 2007.....!

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More happy videoshots from the beer festival i Copenhagen in May......!

For the first time ever a Mikkeller beer was avaialable from cask....and what a beer! The video shows Fut - a great friend of Mikkeller - pouring a sample of 'Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast Pooh Coffee Dry Hopped Cask Festival Edition 2007' (is this the longest name in the world of a beer??). This special edition festival only version of Beer Geek Breakfast contained freshly ground coffee that had travelled trough the intestinal system of a vietnamese weasel!!!

MPA announcing X @ beer festival in CPH 2007

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At this years beer festival in Copenhagen, we released four new beers in our 'festival special serie X'!! All four releases got lots of attention, not least because of Mads Peter annoucing their release........!! :-)

Monday, September 24, 2007

Jackie Brown honored best brown ale in Denmark!!


Denmarks second largest newspaper 24timer had a blind tasting on brown ales last friday.
Jackie Brown came in first - the only one in the test scoring full points!!! :-) (click picture)

Monday, August 20, 2007

Personal Mikkeller X T-shirt

Get your own personal Mikkeller X T-shirt!!!!

Choose your own text on the label printed on the front of the T-shirt.

Price: dkk 250,- including delivery to Denmark.

Now available to the US for $35 incl. shipping.

For other countries please ask.

For more information email: mikkel@mikkeller.dk

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Monday, July 30, 2007

Drinking very Young lambic in Belgium......

Even though I'm a great great fan of belgian lambic, I had a not so great experience with this 'Champagne of beer'!
During my latest visit to Belgium I went with some friends to one of the old traditional lambic cafes in Payottenland. Here we were served very young lambic (tasted like it was only a couple weeks old.....!). The fluid substance was very grainy and tasted something like thin orange juice mixed with mash.....! Henrik B shot these photos om me finishing my glas in one sip trying not not to look too overwhelmed by the' different' taste........! (click picture)

Friday, July 27, 2007

X Hop Juice 2007 IBU takes the crown!


Beer website beertutor.com has listed the top 100 beers in the world with the highest IBU (International Bitterness Units). It is no surprise that our X Hop Juice 2007 IBU served exclusively at the Danish Beer Festival in Valbyhallen, Copenhagen in May 2007 takes the no. 1 spot! (click picture)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Mikkeller @ Kulminator, Antwerp!



Mikkeller is the first danish brewery to sell it's beer to cult-bar Kulminator in Antwerp, Belgium in almost 20 years!!!

When visiting this summer I found a bottle of Beer Geek Breakfast sitting in the bar.........Dirk and Leen didn't wanna appear in the picture.... ;-) (click picture)

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Närke brewers with Mikkeller X Imperial Stout 2006



The brewers from swedish top brewery Närke visited us at this years festival. Besides tasting multible Mikkeller beers we did a little trade....... a Kaggen Stormarktsporter for a X Imperial Stout 2006 (one of the very last bottles)!! (click picture)


Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Serving of X beers at the Danish Beer Festival 2007



At this years beer festival in Copenhagen in May our stand was quite busy all day during friday and saturday. Specially when serving the X beers the crowd was huge......!

With some of the X beers we served 350 samples in 45 mins.!!!!! (click picture)

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Mikkeller @ Københavnske Øldage 2007 in Valby Hallen, Cph, Denmark

This is how our small, but busy stand at the annual beer festival in Valby Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark looked like. Call it narcissism......... :-)
More about the festival later........... (Click picture)

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Dry hopping of X Hop Juice 2007 IBU

This is what solid dry hopping with pellets look like :-) I promise you guys, this beer is hooopy.......!!!! (Click picture)

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Creation of X Hop Juice 2007 IBU


This it what it looked like when I this weekend created our hop-experiement 'X Hop Juice 2007 IBU' for the annual beerfestival in Valby Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark. The beer has a theoretical IBU (international Bittering Units) of 2007...!!! Possibly the hoppiest beer ever made (??) (Click picture)

Monday, February 19, 2007

Mikkel(ler) trip to Belgium february 2007



I just returned from a great trip to Belgium with Peter (helper at Ølbutikken) to brew a new Mikkeller beer at the Proef Brouwerij and meet up with the great Struise Brouwers (picture(l-r): Carlo, Urbain and Phil) to sample the first test batches of a future Struise/Mikkeller beer, which will be a crossing between a strong belgien blond Struise style and an IIPA Mikkeller style!! More on this great trip later....!! :-) (Click picture)

Friday, February 2, 2007

Greg of Stone Brewing Co. @ Ølbutikken, CPH, DK

Greg of Stone Brewing Co. visiting Ølbutikken in Copenhagen, Denmark, summer 2005. The picture shows Jeppe (my twinbrother and owner of Ølbutikken), Greg and me! (Click picture)

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Mikkeller @ TV2 Go'Morgen Danmark Spring 2006


Mikkeller visiting TV2 Go'Morgen Danmark an early morning in the spring of 2006. Chatting and having a 'frikadelle' with the chef Nikolaj Kirk...! (Click picture)
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Brewing of Stateside IPA @ Ørbæk Bryggeri


The brewing of Mikkeller Stateside IPA at Ørbæk Brewery was always a blast ;-).......!!! (Click picture)
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