Makin' It: Denmark's Quirky Brewmaster
"A lot of people think what we do is too extreme, to which we say that they are welcome to drink their Carlsberg instead."
Mikkel Borg Bjergsø is the owner and impresario of Mikkeller, one of the most exciting companies making beer in the world today. His brews run the gamut—pilsners, IPAs, bocks, and lambics—and often incorporate a baffling array of techniques—aged in Calvados cognac barrels, infused with jalapenos, and or concocted from playfully mismatched yeasts, malts, and hops. Unabashedly weird, for sure, but also delicious.
Did you start brewing first and venture into eccentric recipes later?