Launched in 2006, Mikkeller began life as a project from Mikkel Borg Bjergsø, a maths and physics teacher who began experimenting with hops, malt and yeast at home in Copenhagen. Eventually launched with the aim to “brew beer that challenges the concept of good beer and moves people”, by working with some of the industry’s most talented and creative minds and using the best ingredients. Past specials, for instance, have included stouts brewed with Vietnamese Kopi Luwak coffee, chipotle chilli, and lychees.
Thirteen years later, Mikkeller has become renowned as one of the world’s most successful nomadic brewers, having built the brand without a brewery, travelling the world and renting space at other breweries in order to craft and release unique beers. Mikkel Borg Bjergsø’s micro brewed beer is now exported to 40 different countries, having released over 800 beers.
From a range of interestingly-named Mikkeller beers available in the UK, ‘Wood will fall down’ is a passionfruit Berliner Weisse brewed by De Proefbrouwerij in Belgium. On pour, Wood will fall down is cloudy yellow and capped with a white head. Aromas of passionfruit are prominent on the nose, alongside some fruit sweetness against lemon sherbet, green apple, wheat and yoghurt aromas alongside a feint malt backdrop. Passionfruit continues on the palate with tart, citrus sourness, pineapple and lactic notes with a whisper of vinous grape, cherry, chalk and a touch of salt which continues on the tart, dry palate. A remarkably refreshing Berliner Weisse ideal for spring.
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