Amager – Big, Bold & Beautiful
500ml – 18%abv – Amager-Mikkeller-White Labs Copenhagen collab.
Back in 2010 Mikkeller and Amager Bryghus teamed up with the yeast whisperers at White Labs to make a beer with only one purpose – to get as strong as possible without sacrificing taste. Mikkeller kindly supplied the barrels, White Labs the yeast and it all took place at Amager Bryghus. It is not the strongest beer in the World but it might be the best tasting 18% beer you will find. The beer was made with three different yeast strains added at different times as the fermentation conditions changed and the alcohol sky-rocketed. Constant agitation of the tank and pulse-feeding of sugars and oxygen, kept the yeasts cells strong enough to endure the extreme conditions throughout the fermentation… well, until they finally caved in. The alcohol heavy beer was barrel aged for 6 years in Cognac and Tequila barrels before finally deemed ready for blending and bottling. And now, yet two years later this gentle beast is ready to face the world – eight years after the beer was started. Big. Bold and Beautiful. Enjoy!
1 bottle per person!