Blend of 1, 2, and 3 year old Danish Wild Ales with fresh Stevnsbær cherries from @frederiksdalcherrywine.
For the 2020 vintage, we had the honor of visiting the famous cherry winery and orchard and harvesting our own cherries. We also got to visit and talk with owner Harald, and winemaker Jonas, and pick their brain a bit. After a day full of tasting and learning about cherry wine production, we headed home with a brain full of knowledge and ideas on how to improve our beloved cherry beer.
The result was a shorter maceration than previous vintages, with twice daily pump-overs to maximize skin exposure and keep the temperature of the maceration homogenous.
We are ecstatic with the results, and we know you will be too!Blend 2020
Aged for 12-36 months.
Brewed by Mikkeller Baghaven
Wild Ales & Herring
The funky nature of the wild yeast in wild ales make them some of the most complex beers around. Notes of green apple, chalky minerality and horseblanket funk dominate the beer. Any food pairing needs to allow for the beer to shine. The food cannot overpower the wild ale but rather enhance the nuanced and balanced characters of the beer. A beetroot salad and a herring Smørrebrød are the way to go here. The sweet nature of the beetroot help ease potential tartness of the beer and the salinity in the fish stands up to the funky wild character of the beer.