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MBCC 2021

Started by Jay, October 14, 2021, 09:45:59 AM

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Wow Jay, that is one freaky excellent - and highly enjoyable report - you posted here mate  t_u t_u t_u t_u t_u t_u :cheers:
Apparently my first answer was too early ,as you hadn't finished the posting at the point I replied - dammit  :ohno-1:
What a wonderful promotion for the Danish beer scene. It is after I saw your posting tha my eyes opened VERY wide !
What an amazing range of heavy stuff, barrel aged, meady, fruity, name it.
Also, the co-operation with foreign countries, the so-called collaboration beers is such an outstanding idea and concept.

Jay, if you want, I can post your messages as one message on the BBB main page. It would get more attention and that report really deserved all the best promotion it can achieve. Just give a shout.

Thanks a million for sharing those great beery moments - and more - (The mouthwatering food pictures for instance).
It's quite funny that you met Kees Bubberman, as next week we are heading to brewery Kees !! Those strange coincidences of life  :zdrunk:

CHEERS !!  :bar:
"Beer, if drank with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit, and promotes health."
–- Thomas Jefferson


Thanks for the praise guys  t_u

It's all about pacing yourself John, yes the beers were strong but like I said small tasting samples. Also lots of water drank in between (we both drank 2 x 500ml bottles) plus food eaten (never drink on an empty stomach) I also mixed in a few lower ABV IPA's and Fruited beers...otherwise I too would be passing out  :D

Wow see Filip thanks for the main page offer, that would be fantastic   t_u but I still have our final day to report on yet, I'll get that done later today.

Jay  t_u


Okay everyone, it's our 4th and final day in Copenhagen...

Seeing as this was our final full day we chose to take a walk to the Frederiksberg part of town, a residential area full of quaint town houses, local shops, and indeed locals.

It was whilst walking along the Main Street that we stumbled across a nice looking bar, a German themed establishment called The Berlin Bar - so thought why not.

Upon entering you are greeted with many advertising plaques, colourfully decorated with German beers and slogans on all walls and ceiling of the long one room bar.
Just inside the door is an area filled with tall bar stools, these were occupied by locals who smiled and said hello. A young barmaid asked if we'd like a seat so chose a table at the rear of the bar.

A nice bottle list containing around 60 beers plus beers from tap, we chose our first two bottles plus some Bierwurst to nibble on.

Riegele Speziator Dunkel - rich and biscuity with loads of dark breads malts and for Linda Schneider Weisse Tap 07 - loads of banana and clove spicing.

We decided upon one more each before making our move so chose two stunners...

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock and Weihenstephaner Vitus, two iconic German heavyweights.

The young girl behind the bar was most chatty and whilst Linda was on the phone to the kids we talked about different styles of beer and how she is still learning but very much enjoying tasting new beers. It just shows how a mutual love of beer can start friendly conversations  :culsec:

Having very much enjoyed our past hour at the Berlin Bar Linda decided we visit somewhere special.

BRUS is the home of To Øl beer, a modern yet stylish Danish style bar that houses a bar, brewery, barrel ageing facilty, restaurant and shop.

First two beers fresh from tap - Himbeere (5.1% raspberry sour) and 11th Anniversary (11% West Coast IPA) Linda's raspberry sour was just as described, full of tart juicy raspberries and my 11th Anniversary also delivered on the pine needle, bitter hopiness.

I just had to have a wonder around the shop, it's filled with many fridges crammed with cans and bottles, also a merchandise section where you can buy t-shirts, glasses, bags etc and shelves filled with even more beer.
The guy behind the counter also came from Manchester so we had a great chat, he also explained that they were still brewing but because the bar had been closeded due to Covid they had a large backup of cans so certain one were half price, also if I bought 6 I would get a further 10% discount...cans and a t-shirt rightfully purchased  :D

Time to order some more beer and some food.

Impossible Reason - 11.3% Imperial Stout brewed with chocolate, vanilla and habanero chilli...Just as described, liquid chocolate with a sweet note and a warming burn on the finish.

Food and we had to order BRUS's famous fermented fries, yes the fries are fermented for 9 days then doubled fried and coated in Lovage powder and black pepper mayo and a side of Korean chicken wings....absolutely delicious.

Time for one last beer each so I had to go for the "special one" on the menu - Brewtrance, a colab with Omnipollo, it's a 12.9% Bourbon barrel aged Double Oat Milk Stout with marshmallow, coconut, vanilla and salted caramel....I don't have to explain just how good it was.
Linda picked a #7 DIPA - 8% Hazy DIPA.....that was super hazy and super tasty, so good I bought a can to bring home.


Time to head back to our hotel and do some packing, we have an early flight in the morning.

Precious bottles and cans (and glasses) carefully packed we headed out ...I'm sure we can squeeze one last bar in before calling it a day, there could be only one.

It was amazing now the festival was over just how less packed it was, no queue at the bar or food counter, yes it was busy but it wasn't rammed.

BBQ beef rib, pulled pork and those ever delicious burnt end beans

Linda also surprised me yet again, sneaking off to the bar and returning with a bagful of barrel aged Warpigs beers, she really is special.

It was whilst looking at these beers that we noticed sitting on the next table were the guys from the brewery that had collaborated on one of the bottles, the guys were from Seven Island brewery from Greece, they saw me looking at the bottle and invited us over.

What a nice group of people, we sat and talked for a good 30 minutes. Before leaving they started following me on Instagram and also signed our bottle, truly the perfect ending to our trip to Copenhagen.

So there you have it, 4 wonderful days in Copenhagen. Without any shadow of a doubt the best trip yet, it will live on in our memories forever.

So one last haul  t_u

Cheers to you all...well Jubel  :culsec:





John B

Thank you SO much for a fantastic report Jay! I really love hearing about these little side trips as much or more than the festival itself. It's much appreciated your sharing these wonderful moments of yours and Linda's with us. Thank you mate!

Cheers! - John


Hi Jay,

Great reports from your latest trip!

Wonderful pictures, details, and atmosphere all captured perfectly.

Cheers mate!



Cheers guys  t_u  my absolute pleasure sharing our trip, loved recounting our happy memories.

Jay  :)


Hi Jay,
Again, a truely outstanding final report.
It is clear now that Linda and you didn't spoil any minute of that wonderful beery trip ! Marvelous !!!!
We are just back from the Netherlands, and also had a wonderful time, incl great Dutch beers.
A report will follow too, but first I will publish your amazing trip on the main page. Thanks you so much for that acceptance  t_u t_u t_u t_u
I need to work again now. Late shifts and it seems it will be very busy at our lab. COVID boost !!
Cheers and thanks for posting all those beery findings in Copenhagen,
LOVED reading your writings  t_u :appauding-1:
"Beer, if drank with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit, and promotes health."
–- Thomas Jefferson


Thank you Filip for the main page recognition, very much appreciated   :smbbb:

Looking forward to reading the report on your trip to the Netherlands, delicious beers and food were no doubt sampled.

Jay  t_u