无他，大家都只冲着一件事情，毋庸置疑的Craft Beer界年度盛事，哥本哈根啤酒庆典（Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen简称MBCC2018）而去，除了11-12号两天四个场次的“啤酒节“，从5号开始到13号，这城市好多跟啤酒庆典关联的不同酒吧餐厅将出现各种“占领啤酒泵”，“品酒会”，“美食啤酒配搭”，“瓶子首卖会”等或限量或小型活动等着啤迷参与。
For the uninitiated, while #MBCC2018 is happening on 11&12 May, the beer celebration is more than just a 2 days fest, in fact it has become a week long(or slightly longer) celebration, this year, from 5th to 13th of May--this city will become the best place to be around for awesome beers/mead/hard cider(plus some food too).
The beer week activities has been announced by the organizer, you can check details of what's coming here:-
Looking at the activities--there's tap takeover--there's smaller tasting session--there's food related pairing dinner--and new releases....there's so much going on--sometimes it could kinda felt like work/or trying to catch on certain schedules :)
Personally speaking, some of these activities would be high on the list of "things to do" during the week:-
After what Hill farmstead did in 2016 with 29 beers on tap + no less than 14 different bottles on site at Warpigs brewpub---the bar has certainly been raised for a tap takeover during MBW.
This year there will be 2 different tap takeover--both highly anticipated breweries famous/infamous for their black magics on black color brews---on the 9th and 10th, BOTTLE LOGIC and then CYCLE will be showcasing what they've got during tap takeover of their own at Warpigs.
These two will draw in the geeks--so expects to Q-UP early.
可以在哥本哈根啤酒周做这样“霸道”活动的酿坊当然不会是等闲之辈，继近年一直被评酒网站票选为世界最佳酿坊的Hillfarmstead前年在Warpigs酿吧做了一次让啤迷疯狂的占领啤酒泵活动後(29款“鲜啤”+14款瓶子），今年会有Cycle和Bottle Logic 这两家以不同风味黑啤为人关注的美国酿坊将在9号10号两天举办各自的占领活动。
Cycle酿坊，在2015年当啤酒庆典还在旧体育馆举行并还是简称为CBC时就已出现在芸芸众多参与酿坊中，当时的“单车”酿坊还没有近年那么备受追捧，也还没登上所谓的世界十强酿坊榜单，不过，过去两三年来，这家酿坊的一些黑啤作品是很多啤迷追逐的瓶子，同样的，另一家近年也受热捧的美国酿坊Bottle Logic算是新贵，因为一款黑啤Fundamental Observation (FO) 而大热，这两家的首次海外“占领啤酒泵”活动可以预见将引来大批啤迷排队捧场。
If you love sweet & sours---then these two sessions on different days will be perfect.
First up on the 9th is Superstition meadery having a session at Baghaven--**if you are not familiar with mead--the most important thing to remember is that mead is NOT ONLY ABOUT SWEETNESS--it's a lot more complex and tasty than one can imagine it to be.
If you are a sucker for sour beer--particularly Lambic then you won't want to miss out on the session by Bokkereyder at Koelschip on the 10th.
*if you're a fan---Jester King is also doing their rounds at both Baghaven and Koelschip on the 9th & 10th.
Food & Pairing activities
As shown in the link above, there will be many restaurants related to the Mikkeller brand doing their rounds of various food related activities--but the most interesting one has got to be Chef Dan Bark of Upstairs@Mikkeller Bangkok popping up at Hyggestund doing a 2 evenings dinner--fresh from winning a 1 star Michelin in Bangkok--it will be interesting to see if Chef Dan serve his entire Bangkok menu or would do a twist on certain dishes/create MBW new dishes...
**for the uninitiated---the Bangkok menu is a 10 course dinner( with 2 desserts)--pairing is only with craft beer/mead or hard cider--NO WINE is served.
美食啤酒搭配(Food & Pairing)
这次啤酒周，米记旗下所有餐厅都有不同活动，其中最让人瞩目的是将近期得到米其林一星的曼谷米吧楼上餐厅主厨Dan Bark特地请过来做只有8号9号两天的美食啤酒配搭晚餐，不免让人好奇这次身在“客场”厨房的Chef Dan是会将曼谷菜单照搬过去还是说就地取材做些更改或提供新菜色？
Of course there are many other activities not mentioned here--you can check the link above and take your pick. As for those who are familiar with Copenhagen craft beer scene--then perhaps it's even more "challenging" for the week as there's also other non-MBW related bars to visit.
To say that week in particular is the best time to visit Copenhagen for varieties of awesome brew is no exaggeration whatsoever--though the city itself is not lacking in selections of awesome craft beer/mead/hard cider on any other days--this time of the year--the MBW in May will be like beer heaven on earth--if you are willing to fly in from far and wide.