Mikkeller Will Be Contract Brewed at Drakes
We just got wind that Mikkeller beer will be contracted brewed in the US at Drakes Brewery in San Leandro, CA. Here is the translated breaking news from BeerTicker.dk.
The first beer gets the aptly named Invasion IPA. However, now brewed in the first place by another brewer, from where it only comes out at the plate. But if it goes according to plan, it must be brewed at Drake’s Brewing in November. Details about what the next beer to be brewed, is not yet available.
It first came up back in May that Mikkeller had plans to contract brewing in America.The U.S. market is definitely the biggest of Mikkeller – about half of production last year was allocated to the U.S.. But Mikkeller beer is expensive in the U.S. because they are imported from Europe. The agreement with Drake’s Brewing opens up opportunities for more competitive prices.