Big thanks to The Trappist in Oakland and Mikkel Borg Bjergsø of Mikkeller Brewing for an excellent meet the brewer event last night. The Trappist definitely brought out the big guns on tap and in bottle including the release of an excellent new pale ale from Mikkeller called Zummer Zitra Top.
As you can see, Mikkel (on the right) was in high demand so we didn’t get a chance to talk too much with him. We asked if he planned on collaborating further with local breweries after his recent Invasion IPA with Drake’s Brewing Co. “I work with people that I respect” he told us and added he would definitely be working further with California brewers. Although he was tight lipped on the specifics of his upcoming projects he did hint at a collaboration with a well known local brewer. We won’t list it here until it’s confirmed though.
Based in Denmark, Mikkeller is what’s referred to as a “gypsy” brewer. They craft their beer at locations around the world including Denmark, Norway, Belgium, the UK, and the US.
Located at 460 8th St, The Trappist is a downtown Oakland beer institution, offering one of the finest selections of Belgian, Danish, American, and other fine beers in the country.