People who know me know how much of a fan I am of the Mikkeller beers. Despite being in Denmark, they are one of my favorites in the world for representing the innovative spirit and flavor profiles that drove the craft beer big bang that’s still being felt to this day. A couple of their latest offerings to show why …
Now a long-awaited beer has arrived in Denmark. It is the result of a cooperation between Alesmith, Mikkeller and Stone. None of them need any further introduction. This is the top of the pop – the brewers Dream Team. They have brewed what they describe as a classical and quite traditional Belgian triple, but if you know the three breweries, you might rightly doubt just how traditional the end result is going to be. Beer Geeks all over the world have been waiting for months, but now the wait is over. Belgian Style Triple Ale from Alesmith, Mikkeller, and Stone is finally here.
And from their newsletter …
Beer Geek Brunch Weasel
I can already reveal the first new beer of 2009 – a tuned version of the legendary Beer Geek Breakfast, called Beer Geek Brunch Weasel. This is an imperial Oatmeal stout brewed with one of the world’s most expensive coffees Cà Phê Chòn, made from droppings of weasel-like civet cats. The fussy Southeast Asian animals only eat the best and ripest coffee berries. Enzymes in their digestive system help to break down the bean. Workers collect the bean-containing droppings for Civet or Weasel Coffee. The beer will be available from the beginning of 2009.
If anyone has a line on where to pick these up, I’d love a pointer.
Happy New Year!