I'm pretty sure that the following words have never been said in this order "Hmmm, those Mikeller beers, you know, I can take just them or leave them"...IT'S IMPOSSIBLE AS THEY ARE JUST AMAZING!
If you've not come across Mikeller before then the synopsis of the story is that in 2006, Mikkel Borg Bjergsø was a Maths & Physics teacher with a fairly advanced home brew kit. He and his friend Kristian Keller (a journalist) decided to take the experimentation to the next level and in the school lab started running a so called "physics experiment" using malt, hops and yeast. Fast forwarding on a few years, they are now one of the most revered brewers on the planet.
The beer that really gave them the big break was none other than the Beer Geek Breakfast - an oatmeal stout brewed with french press coffee. It swiftly shot to number 1 on Ratebeer after being profiled in the Danish beer festival scene and it's one of the Mikeller beers i've put into this month's cases. If you've selected a preference for lighter beers, then don't worry, i've put an American Dream into your delivery instead, but i'd challenge the most ardent stout-hater to not like this beer.
If you follow us on Twitter (@thebeerhawk) you'll probably be aware that there was a moment of utter joy a couple of weeks back when we received some of the latest developments from Siren Brewing. Their 10 Finger Discount was one of my beers of the year in 2013 and after making me cry by telling me that it wasn't planned in this year's brew cycle i'm delighted to say it's back and has some new friends in the form of 10-Toes Discount and a Tickle Monster. They are all variations on a theme - a single hopped IPA aged on Cedar wood and brewed in collaboration with To Øl (like Mikeller another fabulous Danish Brewer), but it's the pungent pine aromas that mark this range out from the crowd and i'm delighted to include one of this range in eacc of this month's cases too.
There's more of course to make up the rest of your 15, i've included the very seasonal Big Leaf Maple from Anchor Brewing, 2 of the newest Bootlegger series from London Fields and one of the newest from our friends at TicketyBrew a Rose Wheat and a new stout. As ever I hope you enjoy the beers and i'll now go and sort you some beers for next month when you can be certain on or two Christmas ales will be gracing your case.