Denmark’s much-revered, nomadic brewer Mikkeller has teamed up with  M&S and Majestic Wine to launch a unique selection of beers for their Scottish stores. 

Already on the shelves, the intriguingly named Mikkeller beers are available in 330ml cans and priced at £2.50 each.

Mikkeller was set up in Copenhagen in 2006 by maths and physics teacher Mikkel Borg Bjergsø who began by experimenting with hops, malt and yeast at home.

Just over ten years later, the brewer and his cutting-edge brand is now saluted within the craft beer industry for its quality, creativity, consistency and distinctive style.

The new Mikkeller M & S range will include:

Stick a finger in the soil

Style: Pale Ale

ABV: 4.6%

Description: Hazy golden in colour, this Pale Ale offers a beautiful fruity aroma with citrus fruits and tropical coming to the fore and following right through to the dry, bitter finish.

Hair in the mailbox

Style: India Pale Ale

ABV: 6.3%

Description: Bright and hoppy IPA with tropical citrus fruit aromas on the nose and a plate bursting with tangy orange and pineapple plus warm pine notes.

Wood will fall down

Style: Passionfruit Berliner Weisse

ABV: 4.2%

Description: A crisp passion fruit Berliner Weisse with passionfruit, lemon and light bready notes on the nose and palate packed once again with passionfruit but with an acidic backbone and a bright and funky finish.

I don’t have red shrimp

Style: Pilsner

ABV: 4.6%

Description: A crisp and easy drinking Pilsner with an aroma of fruit and zesty hops. The palate is a blend of orange peel and hay with a floral, slightly bitter finish.

The first UK Mikkeller bar, a collaboration with eighties pop icon Rick Astley, is set to open in Shoreditch, London in October.

About The Author

Sean Murphy

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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