It’s a fine morning on the idyllic streets of Copenhagen. A bold nordic sun beats down upon row after row of well-worn bicycle frames and red-bricked Rococo buildings. Beyond the odd chime of a bicycle bell and the low hum of meticulously maintained trains in the near-distance, peace and tranquility reign throughout the Danish capital. This will all soon change. Beer lovers of the world will unite and take over a building filled with untold drinkable wonders collected from around the globe.
Founded by Mikkel Borg Bjergsø, a high school teacher, and journalist Kristian Klarup Keller, Danish brewery Mikkeller are known for their incredible brews and collaborative spirit – an ethos that connects breweries, beer lovers and communities from around the world. Every year they raise a glass, or several, to this collective founded upon craft beer with their Copenhagen Beer Celebration. We’re back home after a weekend of volunteering at CBC 5 – don’t worry we took many breaks to rehydrate and load up on hotdogs – and we’ve returned with tales of amazing craft beer to tell.
This year’s celebration is the 5th to take place since Mikkeller began brewing back in 2012, and the biggest yet. 65 of the best and most unique and celebrated microbreweries from around the world showcased their rarest and craziest one off beers per session.