Mikkeller Beer is a microbrewery founded in 2006 in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was originally based on the so-called “cuckoo”, “phantom” or “gypsy” ethos. The the company did not operate an official brewery and, instead, collaborated with other brewers to produce their recipes or experimental one-off brews.
The company now operates two breweries in the United States (San Diego and New York) and one brewery as well as a blendery in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Mikkeller was founded by two home brewers: Mikkel Borg Bjergsø, a high school teacher, and journalist Kristian Klarup Keller. Both sought to introduce their home-brewed beer to the public and to “challenge beer friends with intense new tastes”. The plan to draw inspiration from the American breweries that “aren’t afraid to play and break all the rules”.
Mikkeller Beer San Diego requested us to set up a pop-up dining event whereby customers would purchase their beer and a meal coupon. We worked with management at Mikkeller to come up with a suitable menu. Food was served from lunch time all the way into the evening.