Mikkeller Brewing Company

9368 Cabot Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

In 2006 he was a math and physics teacher that started experimenting with hops, malt and yeast back home in his kitchen in Copenhagen. Today Mikkel Borg Bjergsø exports his micro brewed beer to 40 different countries and is internationally acclaimed as one of the most innovative and cutting edge brewers in the world

But what happened in between?

In the past beer was just something he drank to get drunk when partying with his friends - the cheaper the better. Studying to become a teacher Mikkel got a job at a local café and here he was introduced to foreign beers like Chimay and Hoegarden. He quickly developed a taste for the foreign drops and founded a beer club with some friends where they tasted and rated different kinds of beers. Later on, when working as a physics and math teacher, he would sometimes stop by for at beer at a pub on his way home from work. There he tasted an india pale ale from the Danish brewery Brøckhouse and got the idea that he could save a lot of money, if he could brew a beer like that himself - and maybe even win a blind test competition at the beer club.

Images provided by AmericanTowns.com, Ticketmaster
Please use "Flag This Place" to alert us about content that is inappropriate or needs immediate attention. Nothing you submit will be shared with other site visitors.

Upcoming AARP Events

View All AARP Events »


Find information about getting a COVID-19 vaccine in your state. CDC information is available at cdc.gov/coronavirus; additional AARP information and resources are at aarp.org/coronavirus. En español, visite aarp.org/elcoronavirus.

AARP Member Card

Join or Renew Today

JOIN FOR JUST $16 A YEAR

  • Immediate access to your member benefits
  • Discounts on travel and everyday savings
  • Subscription to the award-winning AARP The Magazine
  • An ally on the issues that matter most to you in San Diego
  • Free membership for your spouse or partner
JOIN NOW