Mikkeller Brewing

San Diego, USA

What's on:

12 Headed Uklar, NE IPA
2Hazed & Amused Hazy IPA
3Mikkeller x AleSmith Collab Porter
4Amoeba Brett IPA
5Brand New Normal - Berliner Weisse
6Beer Geek Breakfast
7Junius Brutus BA Belgian Ale
8Seeking Panacea India Pale Lager- Threes Brewing Collaboration
9Sparks APA
10Sesh'n IPA
11Waves IPA
12Overtime IPA
14Spells IIPA
15Hop Geek Breakfast
16Rauch Geek Breakfast
17CA Dream Hoppy Pils
18Hairless Whisper Kiwi & Mango Hoppy Pils
19Blueberry Shuffle- Superstition Meadery Collab
12 Headed Uklar, NE IPA11Waves IPA
2Hazed & Amused Hazy IPA12Overtime IPA
3Mikkeller x AleSmith Collab Porter13Shapes
4Amoeba Brett IPA14Spells IIPA
5Brand New Normal - Berliner Weisse15Hop Geek Breakfast
6Beer Geek Breakfast16Rauch Geek Breakfast
7Junius Brutus BA Belgian Ale17CA Dream Hoppy Pils
8Seeking Panacea India Pale Lager- Threes Brewing Collaboration18Hairless Whisper Kiwi & Mango Hoppy Pils
9Sparks APA19Blueberry Shuffle- Superstition Meadery Collab
10Sesh'n IPA 
12 Headed Uklar, NE IPA8Seeking Panacea India Pale Lager- Threes Brewing Collaboration15Hop Geek Breakfast
2Hazed & Amused Hazy IPA9Sparks APA16Rauch Geek Breakfast
3Mikkeller x AleSmith Collab Porter10Sesh'n IPA17CA Dream Hoppy Pils
4Amoeba Brett IPA11Waves IPA18Hairless Whisper Kiwi & Mango Hoppy Pils
5Brand New Normal - Berliner Weisse12Overtime IPA19Blueberry Shuffle- Superstition Meadery Collab
6Beer Geek Breakfast13Shapes 
7Junius Brutus BA Belgian Ale14Spells IIPA 
12 Headed Uklar, NE IPA6Beer Geek Breakfast11Waves IPA16Rauch Geek Breakfast
2Hazed & Amused Hazy IPA7Junius Brutus BA Belgian Ale12Overtime IPA17CA Dream Hoppy Pils
3Mikkeller x AleSmith Collab Porter8Seeking Panacea India Pale Lager- Threes Brewing Collaboration13Shapes18Hairless Whisper Kiwi & Mango Hoppy Pils
4Amoeba Brett IPA9Sparks APA14Spells IIPA19Blueberry Shuffle- Superstition Meadery Collab
5Brand New Normal - Berliner Weisse10Sesh'n IPA15Hop Geek Breakfast 

9368 Cabot Dr
San Diego CA
92126 USA
001 (858) 381-3500

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

“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.