Just when you thought the week couldn’t be more exciting with all the events going on in the Bay Area (including SF Beer Week, Strong Beer Month, and Pliny the Younger Release) the 34 Mason Street Beer Cafe Project changed its name this morning to “Mikkeller Bar SF”. Yes, Mikkeller is coming to SF, thanks to Chuck Stilphen (of The Trappist in Oakland, Øl Beercafe and Bottleshop and the newly opened Trappist Provisions). I am told the new spot will open sometime in May if construction goes as planned and will feature 40 taps with as many rarities as they can get their hands on, specialty casks, a cellar of sour beer tastings, and full kitchen.
Looking to drink some Mikkeller now? You’re in luck if you’re in the Bay Area. Mikkel Borg Bjergsø of Mikkeller Brewing will be at The Trappist on February 14th, along with label artist Keith Shore, the clever artist behind many of Mikkeller’s labels, for an extensive tasting, unleashing an arsenal of Mikkeller beers on tap and in the bottle. The dynamic duo will also make an appearance on February 16th at Trappist Provisions. I secretly hope Keith Shore is also here to design some unique artwork for Mikkeller Bar SF.
According to the brief information on Facebook regarding Mikkeller Bar SF:
“We will feature 40 taps from the best breweries in the world, 2 cask handles, specialized bottle selection and exclusive house beers. All meticulously chosen, well cared for and properly served.
Our cellar will host a “sour room” where you will find the best Lambic and sour beer produced in the world.
We are building a full kitchen and will feature great food prepared to pair well with our beer.
It is our goal to create the finest Beer Bar in the world!”
Welcome to SF, Mikkeller!