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Mikkeller Brewing San Diego to Release at Least One New Small-Batch Craft Beer Every Week in 2017

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 Brewery with European and Southern California roots will introduce series of new craft beers that will explore new flavors and challenge traditional craft beer styles. The first three limited-quantity brews will be released at a special kickoff event in January.

Mikkeller Brewing San Diego, the locally-based brewery and tap room launched last April by renowned Danish “gypsy” brewer, Mikkel Borg Bjergsø, and prominent San Diego master brewer and AleSmith Brewing Company CEO, Peter Zien, is announcing a series of new, limited-quantity craft beer releases in its tap room. At least one new beer will be released each week in 2017.

The 2017 Limited Mikkeller San Diego Beer Release Series will kick off at a special event on Thursday, January 12 beginning at noon until closing at 10 p.m. at Mikkeller Brewing San Diego at 9366 Cabot Drive in San Diego (the former AleSmith location).  Attendees will be able to purchase a limited quantity of the first in a series of 2017 new beers.

Craft beer fans attending the event will be able to taste the first three beer releases and meet internationally acclaimed brewer, Bjergsø, as well as the rest of the Mikkeller brew team. The fresh, small batch-release beers will be available for purchase while supplies last and only at the Mikkeller San Diego tap room, where they are expected to sell out quickly.  Bjergsø will also be signing cans and bottles of the new releases and copies of his book, “Mikkeller’s Book of Beer.”

For those that want to be able to enjoy all the special releases without a guilty conscience, the Mikkeller Running Club will be holding a fun run starting from Mikkeller San Diego at 3 p.m. on January 12. All runners are welcome and will receive a free beer in the tasting room afterwards.

Mikkeller Brewing San Diego beer release events will be held every Saturday after that in 2017, starting on January 21, beginning at noon, with limited quantities of cans or bottles available for purchase in the tap room.

Each following Monday the beer will be available on draft in a few select bars and tap rooms in the area, and at Mikkeller locations in San Francisco, Oakland and Los Angeles when that location opens in February.

First Mikkeller new releases on tap for the January 12 event are:

  • Fruit Face – a Berliner style Weisse beer brewed with raspberries and coffee
  • Beer Geek Brunch – imperial oatmeal stout brewed with coffee and aged in bourbon whiskey barrels
  • Uklar IPA – India pale ale hop series.

“This is a perfect way for San Diegans to experience the exploratory and adventurous approach we use at Mikkeller to create unique and exciting craft beers,” said Mikkel Borg Bjergsø. “With more frequent, small brews we’re able to play with ingredients and invent a large variety of beers. And we can’t wait for craft beer drinkers to try some of the beer styles we have never made available in the United States before. It’s going to be a creative and fun year for the Mikkeller team and our fans who enjoy challenging conventional beer thoughts and styles.”

Founded on a vision to brew beer as a serious alternative to wine and champagne, Bjergsø founded Mikkeller as a math and physics teacher experimenting in his kitchen in Copenhagen in 2006. Today Mikkeller has 25 locations worldwide, exports to 50 countries and is celebrated as one of the most innovative breweries in the world.

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Founded in April 2016, Mikkeller Brewing San Diego is a new craft beer brand deeply rooted in the friendship of two world renowned breweries, Mikkeller and AleSmith. The vision is to merge the best craft beer traditions of Europe and Southern California, while exploring the boundaries of modern craft beer brewing. With 19 beers always on tap in the Mikkeller San Diego tap room, visitors can explore a variety of new and exciting flavors and beer styles. Visit us at and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.