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Copenhagen Beer Celebration?
« on: March 20, 2012, 08:12:38 AM »
Anybody going? I'll be there 10-13 May. Here's the list of breweries:

    Amager Bryghus
    Baird Brewing
    Brewdog
    Brouwerij De Molen
    Cigar City
    Crooked Moon
    De Struise Brouwers
    Dieu Du Ciel!
    Evil Twin
    Fanø Bryghus
    Hill Farmstead
    Hoppin Frog
    Jolly Pumpkin
    The Kernel
    Kiuchi Brewery
    Leelanau
    Lost Abbey/ Port Brewing
    Mikkeller
    North Peak
    Nøgne Ø
    Shiga Kogen
    Stillwater Artisanal Ales
    Three Floyds
    To Øl
    Uncommon
    Xbeeriment
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Re: Copenhagen Beer Celebration?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2012, 08:47:00 AM »
Nice lineup. Wish I could be there. No Doughboy Brewing Company? ;)
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Re: Copenhagen Beer Celebration?
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2012, 03:25:33 AM »
Bump... Anybody going to this?
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Re: Copenhagen Beer Celebration?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2012, 01:03:52 AM »
Nope, not going. At least not this year. Have fun and report back!

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Re: Copenhagen Beer Celebration?
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2012, 04:05:10 PM »
Yes do have fun, and do report back, especially on any treats that are local and readily available in carlsberglandia....

From the web, it looks like Denmark is starting to have an interesting local craft brew industry, in the midst of the behemoth. But with limited time for travellers, your experience is useful to others.  I'll be in Northern Germany and Denmark for a week in mid-July.... your opinions could be helpful!

You can skip Jolly Pumpkin tho, they're right down the street (in my case).

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Re: Copenhagen Beer Celebration?
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2012, 11:42:25 PM »
My friends Eric and Eva are there . . . see if you run into anyone from Seattle :)
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Re: Copenhagen Beer Celebration?
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2012, 06:09:22 AM »
Freakin' amazing trip. I didn't get sloppy drunk, but considering I tried nearly 50 different beers over two days, it's an impressive feat.

People I got to meet:
  • Chris White (White Labs)
  • Alec (Uncommon Brewers) - spent a good half hour talking to him about canning processes. He was the first guy to use KeyKeg in the US. His siamese twin is a hell of a beer. http://www.uncommonbrewers.com/twin.php
  • Barnaby Struve (Three Floyds) - got to talk with him about ideas for turning the French masses on to beer
  • Thomas Schøn (Mikkeller) - Second time to meet him, except this time I was hauling keykegs around for him during the second day (I volunteered so as to get free beer for the day).
  • A couple of the brewers from (Cigar City) whose names I didn't get, but we talked some BS and drank a couple beers while on break. They love themselves some cedrella over there.
  • Urbain Coutteau (De Struise) - Spent most of my time tasting the beers he had on offer, and mostly BSing and telling jokes (I did a lot of listening)
  • Luc Boivin (Dieu Du Ciel) - Talked shop in French, which was fun considering the Quebecois accent.

And as for beers...

Amager Bryghus (DK): Sinner Series Sloth, Sinner Series Gluttony

Baird (JP): Rising Sun Pale Ale, Siruga Bay IIPA

Brodies (UK): Camden Town Brown IPA

De Struise (BE): Single Black, Dirty Horse 1983, Shark Pants, XXX Rye Tripel, Rio Reserva 2008, Black Damnation VI Messy 39% ABV, Keralensis, Tsjeeses Reserva 2009

Dieu de Ciel (CA): Isseki Nicho, Penombre

Westbrook (US): Mexican Coffee Cake

Port Brewing/Lost Abbey (US): Shark Attack, Mongo, also at Mikkeller bar: Ernest's Silky Smooth Oatmeal Stout, Old Viscosity

Cigar City (US): Dos Costos Oeste Cedar Wood, Maduro Brown, Jai Alai Humidor series

Farmers Cabinet (US): No Love Lost black farmhouse IPA, Marry Me In Goslar, Heart & Soul

Evil Twin (DK): Yin & Yang Imperial Black & Tan (IIPA mixed with Impy stout), Soft Dookie (@ Mikkeller bar), also something-or-other Lava, which was a super (SUPER) spicy chili stout

Mikkeller (DK): Royal Rye Wine, Islay Barrel Aged Texas Ranger, Gypsy Juice

Nogne O (NO): Aku Aku Lemongrass ale

Three Floyds (US): Arctic Panzer Wolf, Behemoth, Zombie Dust (Mikkeller Bar)

Uncommon (US): Siamese Twin Ale, Golden State Ale, Bacon Brown Ale, Baltic Porter

Xbeeriment (DK): Barack, Drink & Drive (0.05 % ABV)

Also only @ Mikkeller bar: Dark Horse Thirsty Trout, Against The Grain Scotland Charred, Mikkeller American Dream, Mikkeller WesterBrown Ale, The Alchemist Heady Topper (Holy cow!), Brewdog End Of History (I didn't drink any but I did get to hold the bottle).

And lots of hot dogs. Here are some pictures:


Mikkeller Bar


Inside Mikkeller... mmmm selection!


De Struise's Beer Cart


An AHA Shout Out from Mikkeller


Chatting with Barnaby


Good beer with friends!


The first beer dinner - slightlyt overcooked pork loin with deeeeelicious mashed taters and some kind of basil chimmichurri.


Starting to reach my limit for the evening at this point


Talking with the Cigar City guys


Mmmmm... Heady Topper. Apparently you guys can't get this in the same state it's brewed in! Cost me a good 20 bucks though.


Brewdog's End Of History. I only got to touch the bottle.


I volunteered on Saturday, so I had to get there at 10 am after going to bed at 4:30 the previous night. Was worth it for the free beer bracelet, however.


Thomas from Mikkeller


Second beer dinner: medium-rare steak with root veggies.

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