I recently went to Copenhagen with my girlfriend for a long weekend. A week or so after we got back she said, “The reason you suggested to visit Copenhagen wasn’t just for the beer, was it?” After dragging her to Warpigs, Mikkeller & Friends and the original Mikkeller bar in Vesterbro. Now, I’d always wanted to visit Copenhagen and the added incentive of drinking lots of Mikkeller definitely did persuade me to make the trip.
Knowing that I was about go on a trip to Copenhagen I picked up a bottle by Danish gypsy breweries To Øl from Clapton Craft. How do you go about choosing a beer from a brewery unknown to you? Simply pick it based on the design of the bottle. Just to clarify, a gypsy brewery is one that doesn’t have a “stable” home and by that I mean they rely on other breweries for equipment and space.
Mikkeller was founded in 2006 in Copenhagen, Denmark and is one of the best microbreweries in Europe, if not the world. I went to the Five Points Brewery opening last summer and Mikkeller were there with around 20-30 varieties of beer. The sheer variety and enthusiasm for making beer sparked my interest in the brewery. Since then I’ve tried various brews by them but Bravo remains my favourite.