In 2006, Mikkel Borg Bjergsø was a maths and physics teacher who began experimenting with hops, malt and yeast at home in his kitchen in Copenhagen. Today he exports his micro-brewed beer to 40 countries and is acclaimed as one of the world’s most innovative brewers.
Craft brewer vision
Innovative Danish craft brewer Mikkeller aims to brew quality beer that you’ll choose to savour with good food. Nevermind the wine, you’ll reach for a Mikkeller – that’s their mission statement. Notably, they do this using the best ingredients and most talented team. Above all, their vision insists they DON’T make watery or tasteless beer. What better news for alcohol free fans? At Mikkeller, beer is there to challenge our taste buds – be it bitter, spicy, sour or fruity
Love the labels
Mikkeller bottles stand out immediately, thanks to designer Keith Shore’s distinctive labels. Highly coloured and slightly weird, they’re telling a story about the beer inside. It’s another sign of quality, we think.
Mikkeller Running Club
While we’re talking about exercise, the Mikkeller Running Club is an international phenomenon, with chapters across the UK, from Soho to Stoke. There’s even a Rick Astley chapter, made up of the singer’s tour crew. I wonder what they sing on the way round…