Beer and Pavement

The Red Rye Wine Is Mine!

Posted in Beer, Mikkeller by SM on January 4, 2012

In case you weren’t following my Twitter feed or were watching my original post for updates, I actually won the Mikkeller Red Rye Wine giveaway! Check it.

So, now I have some work to do as I prepare for the arrival of this extremely rare beer from my favorite brewery. The promises I made for being rewarded the beer are as follows…

  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.

#1 will take some work, at least as far as the emblem/logo is concerned. I’ve already gathered the rundown of posts. That part’s done.

#2 will have to wait for the actual beer to arrive. However, I’m already sorting out some ideas for a playlist and people to help me drink the beer. Unfortunately, one bottle will only go so far. If I want to have a decent enough of a sample in order to give the beer a reasonable review, I’ll have to limit the tasting team. 3-4 people total is probably the way to go. The hardest part is picking those people without upsetting anyone.

#3 will take some work. I’ll start with reviews I’ve actually written online, but I’ve had some Mikkeller beers I have noted elsewhere that will need to be considered.

Whatever. These are great problems to have. Things are looking up for the Coalition. It seems we now have a strong following in Denmark. So, to my new Danish readers, I say, “Hej, venner!”

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  1. jeffmenter said, on January 4, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    That’s really cool. In fact, it’s cooler than when Mikkel congratulated my on the birth of my child on Facebook!

  2. Holly said, on January 4, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Very cool, Zac, though I can’t imagine how you’ll pull off reviewing ones you’ve forgotten about. How far back does history go on Untapp’d?

    Which reminds me: I still have that set of the various barrel aged versions of black hole that needs a horizontal tasting.

    • Zac said, on January 5, 2012 at 9:30 am

      Thanks, Holly.

      Do you have all the Black Hole varieties? It seems a few more arrived in town recently. I don’t know whether they’re new or just the same beers we received a while back.

  3. beerbecue said, on January 5, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Nice. Congrats. After reading your contest post, it was so impressive I didn’t even bother to enter. I have only one review of Mikkeller; and in it, I intentionally mischaracterized him as an itinerant freeloader just so I could cash in on a mediocre You, Me & Dupree joke. Probably not the most persuasive…

    Congrats again. Very cool.

    • Zac said, on January 5, 2012 at 9:32 am

      Thanks. Yeah, one of my reviews was lukewarm, but I included it anyway. I find that a Mikkeller brew is either good or at least interesting. I’ve never found one to be boring or just plain bad.

  4. Holly said, on January 8, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Zac, the last time I checked, it looked like the same varieties. I have seven different barrel aged versions. You could check with your new friends to see how many they made. 🙂

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