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Beer of the week: Mikkeller IPA series

BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 13, 2011 7:20 AM

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Mikkeller Brewing is run by two men who travel around Europe and the U.S. renting brewing space to create beer in small batches.

Because of this brewing practice, the men earned a nickname in the beer biz, the Phantom Brewers.

Since they began brewing in 2006, the pair has brewed more than 100 different kinds of beer in numerous countries. Variety is definitely something these two men prize, and that is reflected in this week's beer(s) of the week.

The Mikkeller IPA series is series of 16 different brews. They all have the exact same recipe, same amount of malt and yeast, but what makes them different is the amount of hops added during the brewing process.

"The IPAs are ranging from sweet with notes of grapefruit to very dry and piney," said Joe Hotek of John's Grocery, 401 E. Market St.

The 16 beer's variety doesn't end at the taste — they all have separate names ranging from the Magnum, Warrior, and Challenger to more delicate names such as Nugget and Palisades.
Cheers.

— by Jordan Montgomery


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