While in San Francisco for the California Beer & Beverage Distributors meeting, Beer Marketer’s Insights visited Mikkeller Bar. Danish owner and gypsy brewer Mikkel Borg Bjergso opened the self-proclaimed “greatest beer hall ever” about a year ago in the Tenderloin. (His twin brother Jeppe owns “Evil Twin” in Brooklyn.)
On a Saturday afternoon, Mikkeller Bar filled up with a coed group celebrating a birthday, singles, couples and multi-generational families.
42 brews are organized on the menu by the temperature at which they’re served (45, 40, or 55°). They tout their “flux capacitor” gas blending system. We happily sampled:
Mikkeller Winbic | Sour Lambic & Saison Blend | 6%
Mikkeller Spontancassis | Sour Lambic w/ Cassis | 7.7%
Amager/Three Floyds Arctic SunStone | American Pale Ale | 6%, and
Port Brewing Santa’s Little Helper | Imperial Stout | 10%