In 2006, Mikkel Borg Bjergsø started experimenting with hops, malt, and yeast in his kitchen not knowing this would lay the foundation of the exciting Copenhagen start-up, Mikkeller. Today, he exports his microbrewed beer to 50 different countries and is internationally acclaimed as one of the most innovative and cutting-edge brewers in the world. Last year alone, Bjergsø was involved in the creation of nearly 200 new brews – a result of the innovative drive that also serves as the key strategy of the microbrewery. By constantly rethinking its products, Mikkeller manages to stay one step ahead of consumer trends. In this way, Mikkel Borg Bjergsø did not only ride the recent wave of microbreweries – he helped create it.
Mikkeller was founded in Copenhagen in 2006. The company is widely acknowledged as one of the best microbreweries in the world and as a testament to this, Mikkeller has received several international awards. Mikkeller aims at changing how beer is perceived by consumers, and at challenging wine as the preferred complement to a gourmet meal. In just 10 years, Mikkeller’s sales have risen from 25,000 litres of beer in 2006 to more than 2 million litres in 2016.