Mikkeller Brewing

San Diego, USA

What's on:

1Amoeba
2M is For Murker
3Windy Hill
4Raspberry Blush
5Henry Hops
6Fruit Face- Habanero, Coconut & Mango
7Traeblod
8Karaoke Knight
9Waves
10
11California Dream
12Say Hey Sally
13Maple Vanilla Shake (Vikings Only)
14Vanilla Shake (Vikings Only)
15Wee Sticky Icky
16Currantly Dreamin'
17Blueberry Shuffle (Olde Ale Barrel Aged)
18Blueberry Shuffle (Berry White Barrel Aged)
19Passion Pool
20CASK: Pennywise
1Amoeba11California Dream
2M is For Murker12Say Hey Sally
3Windy Hill13Maple Vanilla Shake (Vikings Only)
4Raspberry Blush14Vanilla Shake (Vikings Only)
5Henry Hops15Wee Sticky Icky
6Fruit Face- Habanero, Coconut & Mango16Currantly Dreamin'
7Traeblod17Blueberry Shuffle (Olde Ale Barrel Aged)
8Karaoke Knight18Blueberry Shuffle (Berry White Barrel Aged)
9Waves 19Passion Pool
1020CASK: Pennywise
1Amoeba8Karaoke Knight15Wee Sticky Icky
2M is For Murker9Waves 16Currantly Dreamin'
3Windy Hill1017Blueberry Shuffle (Olde Ale Barrel Aged)
4Raspberry Blush11California Dream18Blueberry Shuffle (Berry White Barrel Aged)
5Henry Hops12Say Hey Sally19Passion Pool
6Fruit Face- Habanero, Coconut & Mango13Maple Vanilla Shake (Vikings Only)20CASK: Pennywise
7Traeblod14Vanilla Shake (Vikings Only) 
1Amoeba6Fruit Face- Habanero, Coconut & Mango11California Dream16Currantly Dreamin'
2M is For Murker7Traeblod12Say Hey Sally17Blueberry Shuffle (Olde Ale Barrel Aged)
3Windy Hill8Karaoke Knight13Maple Vanilla Shake (Vikings Only)18Blueberry Shuffle (Berry White Barrel Aged)
4Raspberry Blush9Waves 14Vanilla Shake (Vikings Only)19Passion Pool
5Henry Hops1015Wee Sticky Icky20CASK: Pennywise

9368 Cabot Dr
San Diego CA
92126 USA
info@mikkellersd.com
001 (858) 381-3500

Map
Sun—Wed: 12.00—21.00
Thu—Sat: 12.00—22.00
Website

“People have always asked me when I’m going to open my own brewery, and my answer has always been ‘never.’ It’s the easiest answer, but it’s been on my mind for several years,” says Bjergsø. “I like being a ‘gypsy brewer,’ but know that having a stake in a U.S. brewery will change our position here. Brewing in one of the best breweries in the world really makes sense. If they can brew beers like they do at AleSmith, it really can’t go wrong.”

Bjergsø’s vision will guide brewing operations at Mikkeller San Diego, which is equipped with the same 30-barrel brewing system AleSmith used to produce 15,000 barrels of beer annually before moving into a much larger, 105,500-square-foot facility two blocks west earlier this year. To ensure the fastest, most efficient transition, Zien will initially oversee multiple components of the brewing process and provide ongoing assistance on an as-needed basis. Additionally, several members of AleSmith’s original brewing team, the bulk of whose careers with the company have been spent operating the original brewery, will become employees of Mikkeller San Diego and usher the facility through its exciting second life.

“I am very excited to announce this partnership to the brewing world,” says Zien who will maintain a minority stake in the business. “Mikkel and I expect to create unique and flavorful beers of the highest quality, as we are both known for brewing with AleSmith and Mikkeller.”

Eager to embark on this shared next chapter in their brewing careers, Bjergsø and Zien worked with the eventual Mikkeller San Diego staff to craft two beers based off brand new recipes conceived by the former. Those beers, AleSmith-Mikkeller IPA (India Pale Ale) and AleSmith-Mikkeller APA (American Pale Ale) are currently on tap at Mikkeller Bar in San Francisco, Calif.; AleSmith’s recently debuted 25,000-square-foot Miramar tasting room; and numerous craft beer-centric venues throughout San Diego County. Thus far, they have been met positively by beer enthusiasts. Next up on the brew schedule is an imperial take on an English-style porter, which will be released via a similar distribution method. Eventually, numerous Mikkeller San Diego beers will be bottled, canned, and distributed more widely nationally and internationally.

In addition to beers brewed solely by Mikkeller San Diego personnel, Bjergsø intends to make a center of craft collaboration of his new digs by inviting respected brewers from all over the world to conceive and brew recipes that push the envelopes of what ales and lagers can be. In doing so, he will build off relationships forged during his decade spent trotting the globe in an ongoing mission to bring his beery ideas to life with the help of gifted brewers the world over. He will also reach out to new and upcoming brewers making waves within the industry, providing the basis for many happy returns among brewery visitors.

The tap room offers an array of beers that simultaneously display traditionally stylistic roots while coming across as exploratory, adventurous and, in some cases, downright twisted. It is the only place in the world to taste the entire array of Mikkeller San Diego beers in a single sitting.