Beer and Pavement

Royal Rye Wine

Posted in Beer, Challenge by SM on December 30, 2011

So, I figured I’d enter the contest. I mean, Mikkeller is easily one of my favorite breweries and I’d do just about anything to try this beer. But what sets me apart from other beer geeks who will enter this contest for such a beer?

Well, for one, I have written a ton here about Mikkeller beers despite the relative difficulty we have just scoring any in the middle of Missouri. Just look at the tag cloud to the right. No other brewery is listed as large as Mikkeller. I may have to consider changing the “beer” portion of this blog’s title to “Mikkeller”. Here’s a rundown of Mikkeller mentions over the last two years of posting…

So, to say that I am a huge fan of Mikkeller brews and support them every step of the way is an understatement. I just wish I had more access to more of their beer. Still, winning this prize of a bottle of Royal Rye Wine would cause me to make some promises I will surely keep:

  1. I will dedicate a page on this blog with it’s own Mikkeller-inspired emblem for all things Mikkeller, including the running list of posts.
  2. I will review the Royal Rye Wine complete with a playlist that pairs perfectly with the awarded beer. I’ll make the playlist available to my readers via Spotify and even send a copy to Mikkel Borg Bjergsø.
  3. I will write a post reviewing every Mikkeller beer I’ve ever had, even the ones I’ve completely forgotten about.

There. If this post doesn’t win me a bottle of Royal Rye Wine, I don’t know what will. Or maybe it’s just too difficult to ship a beer like that all the way to Columbia, Missouri.

Please give nothing but support for my quest and for Mikkeller’s beer in the comments. No comments about the cost of said beers. They’re totally worth it and I won’t have you disparage them.

Update: Tomorrow the winner of a bottle of Royal Rye Wine will be announced on on Facebook and on Twitter.

Double update: I won! Details to come.

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  1. Daniel said, on January 2, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    I’m going to beat you.

  2. Steve said, on January 4, 2012 at 3:25 am

    I had my first Mikkeller beer (a Texas Ranger) to finish off my Christmas Day, and I believe it was one of the more expensive beers I’ve ever bought. It was also completely worth it. I was a little worried that the chilli in the beer would make drinking it more of an interesting than enjoyable experience, but it was absolutely lovely and a perfect way to toast a good, long day. They really got the balance of flavours right, achieving complexity without bombarding the drink with too much to focus on – if that makes any sense at all.

    I’ll be keeping an eye out for further Mikkeller brews, although I may have to save them for special occasions.

    Good luck with the contest!

  3. Alex said, on January 4, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Holy Crap, dude; Twitter tells me you won! Congratulations!

    • Zac said, on January 4, 2012 at 7:15 pm

      I know. I can’t believe it and can’t wait to try the beer.

      • Alex said, on January 4, 2012 at 8:26 pm

        I eagerly await my invitation to the tasting. Do you need my mailing address? 😉

  4. Daniel said, on January 4, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Shit, dude, nice!

    I totally got drunk and forgot to put my bottle of bad worse in my ass on video.

    • Zac said, on January 4, 2012 at 7:17 pm

      Thanks, yo! Now, I need to find a way to make it to Denmark one of these days in order to visit the bar.

  5. Michael from Aus said, on January 4, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Congrats. I hope you enjoy it!

    …. Im rather jealous

    • Zac said, on January 4, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      Thanks. I’m still a little shocked and humbled.

  6. Yuri Katunin said, on January 5, 2012 at 3:35 am

    Zac, congratulations from the RRW birthplace! Waiting for you tasting report!

    • Zac said, on January 6, 2012 at 3:13 pm

      Whenever it arrives, I’ll organize a tasting (i.e. pull out a clean glass).

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