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The diverse nature of beer and people

Here at Mikkeller we are of course very interested in having as many people as possible taste our beer. But not only quantity matters, it never hurts to add a bit of star quality to your crowd of loyal customers. To spell it out it would of course be more interesting if President Obama tasted […]

Invading Sweden

Next week Mikkeller and To Øl will do what should have been done years ago. We will take back what is rightfully ours. We will make an complete invasion and take back Sweden. We will put our beers on 80 taps at 4 different bars (Bishops Arms Gustav – Malmö, Ölrepubliken – Göteborg, De Klomp […]

Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013 – The Fact Sheet

  The following is the Copenhagen Beer Celebration in short – read further down to have the subjects elaborated and check for further info: Date: 3rd – 4th May at “Spartas Løbehal – Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, DK2100 Copenhagen Ø”. 3 sessions – one session Friday and two sessions Saturday. 30 of the […]

Real beer for real Vikings

Here in Scandinavia we consider ourselves Vikings – or at least direct descendants of the Vikings. Many people think that life as a Viking is a walk in the park. But nothing could be further from the truth. Life as a Viking is hard. A Viking wakes up early and goes to bed late. And […]

Oak Moss Pale Ale

A few days ago I brewed a beer with Ben Reade. Ben is Head of Culinary Research and Development at Nordic Food Lab, which means that his job is more or less to investigate the strange and for most people unfamiliar ingredients that can be consumed, how you can possibly consume them, and how they […]

Back from De Molen

Today is the first day at the office after the festival at De Molen. So I’m a little tired, but certainly happy. To spend an entire weekend with happy beer geeks, brewers and colleagues is always a fantastic experience. This year we had chosen to bring a lot of sour beer to the festival. Sour […]

Mikkeller + Bedow

Here at Mikkeller we develop about 80 new beers each year. However, not every beer comes in a bottle, some only come in kegs and many are only brewed one time. But having said that, there are constantly new labels on their way in and out and since we work with many different label designers […]

Festival at De Molen

Although we here at Mikkeller hate repetition and predictability, we do have certain traditions. One of them is that we each autumn take a trip to Holland, to Bodegraven to attend the beer festival at De Molen. This year is no exception. The festval at De Molen gives us the opportunity to meet a lot […]

Farmhouse IPA

High up in Alaska, where the bears rule, where the winters are long and dark, and where a man is a man that digs for gold. High up north, where you only go if you are in search of happiness and easy money. Or if you are on the run from the long arm of […]

New Cream Ale

Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013

Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013 is now official. What does this mean? Well it means that 20-30 of the worlds absolute best breweries will fly to Copenhagen and celebrate craft beer over 2 days (3rd-4th May). It is now official that Mikkeller will attend, but who will join us – you have to see for yourself […]


When I’m behind the wheel in the Mikkeller van, I can easily get a little lonely. I’m pretty sure that many truckers know what I’m talking about here. But instead of talking to other truckers in a walkie talkie or listening to sentimental country songs, I always turn the radio on. And then because I […]

Fresh and rare

Mikkeller is not just a brewery and a bar, it is also an import company. We import a lot of great beers from around the world. In my opinion one of the most exciting breweries we import to Denmark is 8Wired from New Zealand. Their iStout is fantastic, their HopWired is world class, and the […]

Mikkeller Bar nominated Best Drink at Årets Gericke

Mikkeller Bar is nominated for best drink experience at Årets Gericke 2012. It’s the union of Danish food critics that nominate best food, best service, best drink etc. It’s named after a big idol of mine Søren Gericke who introduced the Danes to the Nouvelle Cuisine (modern gourmet food). He is the godfather to most of the successful Danish restaurants […]


I’m a Beer Geek. I love beer, I can talk about beer all day and I can drink beer all night. I might as well admit it: I’m a Beer Geek. But having said that, at least I’m only a Beer Geek. If I, in addition to my passion beer, for example was also an […]


Brewers are conservative, they stick to their methods, ingredients and processes. And that’s just good. If it wasn’t this conservatism, we would not be able to enjoy the classic Southern German Weissbier, Czech lager, English bitter or spontaneously fermented beer from Belgium just to name a few styles that, thanks to brewers’ conservatism, have been […]

Single – the first of three beers.

Today the Trappist yeast arrived to Cabinet Artisanal Brewhouse, and finally we could start brewing. The first beer to be brewed is called Singel. It’s a simple malt profile, American hops, primary fermented in a red wine barrel with Trappist yeast. Secondary fermentation will also take place in a red wine barrel, but with brettanomyces. […]

Malt Liquor & Bum Wine

Yesterday we sat all day at the Cabinet Artisanal Brewhouse and waited for the yeast that was delayed because of Memorial Day. The only meaningful thing to do in that situation was to drink a lot of the good beers. Terry served one fantastic farmhouse beer after another. While we sat and enjoyed the good […]

Barrels have arrived

After a pleasant evening in Alexandria, with pizza and local beer in the company of Terry Hawbaker and his girlfriend, photographer Kristen Mullen, it’s finally time to see Cabinet Artisanal Brewhouse. The yeast to be used for primary fermentation has not arrived at the brewery yet, since it was Memorial Day yesterday, so today, Terry […]

Going to the States

Yesterday I travelled to the U.S., and will be staying there for about a week. The first 3 days I will be at the Cabinet Artisanal Brewhouse, where Farmers Cabinet and Mikkeller are doing 3 collaboration brews. We will brew light, bright and funky beer with brettanomyces. Much more info will follow in a few […]