What do you do at Mikkeller?
I have an internship at the Mikkeller office mainly focusing on being the central role in Copenhagen Beer Celebration: like the big spider in the middle of the CBC web. I send e-mails, make to do-lists, rent stuff, hire people, set up and hold meetings with parties involved and try to keep everyone calm and cool with enough info and stuff. I also work at the Mikkeller Bar part-time to get to know all the beer geeks and Mikkeller freaks and get a sort of real world-connection.
Which Mikkeller Beer is your favorite and why?
I started out with Jackie Brown, substituting everything with it a couple of years ago. Now I feel that the Beer Geek Brunch-series really has taken over. I especially dig the cognac-version. I even made Sarah Bernhardts with it!
How did you join the firm?
I met Mikkel and the crew at the Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival in 2011, and we talked about an eventual internship. I had been in the bar industry since I was 14 years old and was really interested in how the beers were actually made, and how a brewery works with all the different aspects – such as marketing, shipping, sales and the actual brewing. When I then got the opportunity to participate in making the world’s greatest beer celebration from the beginning, I couldn’t say no, who could? Even though it first felt like I was throwing myself, blind folded and hand cuffed, of a huge mountain.
When not at work?
I play a lot of music: I teach violin on various occasions, I play the viola in a symphony orchestra and write a lot of both pop songs and contemporary chamber music for a variety of constellations. I am also a court jury member in Malmø, where I live. When I’m not doing that, I really enjoy trying a new beer with a good movie at home – quite easy when I live with a beer geek, who’s also an author on Japanese 60′s-movies.