Once upon a time he was a math and physics teacher that started experimenting with hops, malt and yeast back home in his kitchen in Copenhagen. Today Mikkel Borg Bjergsø is internationally acclaimed as one of the most innovative and cutting edge brewers in the world.
Mikkel would sometimes stop by for a beer at a pub on his way home from work. There he tasted an IPA from the Danish brewery Brøckhouse and got the idea that he could save a lot of money, if he could brew a beer like that himself.
Soon hereafter Mikkel and childhood friend Kristian Keller started experiments with malt, hops and yeast in their kitchens. The kitchen experiments lasted for two and a half years while simultaneously brewing at a larger scale at the Danish microbrewery Ørbæk. When Mikkelʼs twin brother Jeppe opened a beer shop in Copenhagen in 2005, he started distributing Mikkellerʼs beer to beer geeks and lovers around the world, and the rumours of Mikkellerʼs kitchen experiments spread.
Today Mikkel exports his beer to 40 countries and he has held exclusive beer dinners and beer talks all over the world. He brews most of his infamous drops at de Proef Brouwerij in Belgium. He has made collaboration beers with some of the worldʼs most acknowledged and innovative microbreweries. He also makes house beer for some of the best and most prominent gourmet restaurants in Denmark.
The autodidact brewer today has a team of ten full time employees with whom he shares an office space in Vesterbro, Copenhagen Show Less