Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013 In pictures & video
The Copenhagen Beer Celebration was by far the most anticipated beer event of the year here at The Evening Brews, and by jove it did not disappoint. Some of the most incredible breweries from all corners of the world were on site, with a beer list that could melt the goo out of your brain with it’s pure and unadulterated awesomeness.
While our heads slowly de-haze, and our taste buds revert back to non-barrel aged normality, we want to share some pictures and a video from the event before we go further in-depth.
The Three Floyds keg tap, winner of the most furiously used tap of the whole of the festival. The boys always ran dry way before the sessions were out.
I’ve been hugely looking forward to trying the beers from Anchorage Brewing in Alaska ever since I heard a great Brew Nation episode with Gabe Fletcher (above). The beers were a definite highlight of the festival, with some amazing sours and a huge barley wine.
USA was well represented with some of my favourite breweries, such as Hopping Frog and Firestone Walker. Our good friend Adrian spent time last year with the always smiling Matt Brynildson at Firestone Walker. Have a read here if you’re interested in how he got on.
‘Best Photo Op’ had to go to To Øl with their ridiculously sized barley wine bottle filled with ‘Mine is Bigger than yours’.
It was great to see a real diversity of brewers, with special mention going to Shanghai’s Boxing Cat Brewery. I heard some really positive reactions to what they brought, and hope this means China’s craft beer scene is on the up.
The always interesting De Molen brought the drama to the fest, with a horror themed outfits and list of beers.
The UK had Kernel (above), Brodies, Siren and Brewdog representing our fair kingdom. We didn’t drink too many of the beers from these guys, seeing as we have a wonderful supply already. The Damson Sour from Kernel was one beautiful exception.
After all that, it only seems fitting to end with Mikkeller (and associates). The festival just showed how much influence the man must have on the brewing scene, and I cannot think of many people who could put together something of this magnitude. The Mikkeller Cognac Barrel Aged George was also one of my favourite beers of the entire festival, which felt fitting in some respect.
Watch out for a future write up about our experience of this outlandishly incredible festival.