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Mikkeller Brewery Feature

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:00 pm
by hammy78
Very excited about this feature, however I was wondering why these brews were specifically picked? These all have been out for some time, so why can't we get something newer or barrel aged or better yet brewed exclusively for Canada. Not just re-labeled for our market, and blacked out with a sharpie like last years Canadian Dream. These beers

Mikkeller Black
Mikkeller Monks Brew
Mikkeller Green Gold
Mikkeller Cream Ale
Mikkeller Texas Ranger
Mikkeller Kriek

Are all great, but I think we could've done better than this. What about "X Imperial Stout"? That would've been awesome.

Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:29 am
by mahcinesquad
I would have liked to have seen Draft Bear.

Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:16 am
by spinrsx
do we have to wait for all of the beau's junk to sell before this feature happens? my local store has hundreds of bottles left.

Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:10 pm
by cratez
spinrsx wrote: do we have to wait for all of the beau's junk to sell before this feature happens? my local store has hundreds of bottles left.

LOL, I was wondering the same thing...

Re: Mikkeller Brewery Feature

Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:38 pm
by Torontoblue
hammy78 wrote:Very excited about this feature, however I was wondering why these brews were specifically picked? These all have been out for some time, so why can't we get something newer or barrel aged or better yet brewed exclusively for Canada. Not just re-labeled for our market, and blacked out with a sharpie like last years Canadian Dream. These beers

Mikkeller Black
Mikkeller Monks Brew
Mikkeller Green Gold
Mikkeller Cream Ale
Mikkeller Texas Ranger
Mikkeller Kriek

Are all great, but I think we could've done better than this. What about "X Imperial Stout"? That would've been awesome.


Maybe these beers are what was allocated for the agency, or just the few picked from the entire offer to the LCBO? Or they are old stock from other Provinces that didn't sell :wink:

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:11 pm
by hammy78
Hahaha. I'm guessing left-overs. I visit Alberta often, and man do they have some Mikkeller selection.

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:58 pm
by Torontoblue
We do have a large selection of Mikkeller, but it's a crap shoot regards the age of the bottles!

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:10 pm
by spinrsx
age shouldn't matter for at least 3 of these beers.. so it's not all bad

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:53 pm
by hammy78
I just pulled out a Mikkeller Hoppy Easter a week or so ago that was about 2 years old, and it was great. Hops had faded completely, but the maltiness and sweetness were still on point. I never age any IPA's as a rule, but I must've forgot about it.

Posted: Wed May 07, 2014 10:24 am
by wkbdyb
I don't think there's anything wrong with stocking core beers from a strong brewer to grow their profile in the province among the 99% who might not be intimately familiar. If only they were actually being listed and not part of a brewery feature.

Posted: Sun May 25, 2014 4:12 pm
by pinot_casey
I've enjoyed most of their beers in the past.
Most of these I have not tried. Look forward to it.

Any idea when the release is set for this?
Same time frame as the summer release?

Posted: Sun May 25, 2014 8:50 pm
by lister
Lots of Mikeller beers in Taiwan. Too numerous to write down. There even was an Evil Twin tap takeover here too. The mind boggles! Full report when I'm back.

Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:11 am
by MaltyTasker
Is this supposed to be Summer, does anybody know?

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:43 pm
by GregClow
MaltyTasker wrote:Is this supposed to be Summer, does anybody know?


I think it's Fall, since these feature releases seem to come out at the same time as the seasonal mixed releases, and the Summer feature release is BC beers.

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:56 pm
by Roland + Russell
Indeed, this is slated for this Fall's release. We are also working on an event, featuring Mikkel Borg Bjergsø in person and some special beers that will not be taking part in the Brewery Feature.

The beers are also all fresh brews.

Stay tuned for more news...