Dexter, MI – Three of the most dynamic names in the beer world now – Ron Jeffries of Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, Mikkel Bjergs of Mikkeller and Jeppe Bjergs of Evil Twin Brewing – are coming together in a collaboration craft beer fans might never have anticipated.
In 2014 Ron Jeffries, owner and master brewer of Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, hosted Mikkel and later Jeppe Bjergs to his Dexter, Michigan brewery to create a few new creations. Then he took that collaboration in an unexpected direction, like only Jolly Pumpkin can.
The results debuted on tap this week with a special release, now available at Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria and Brewery in Detroit.
Sea Buckthorn Fandango Sour Ale
A Sour Ale with Sea Buckthorn Juice. This collaboration with Mikkel Bjergs of Mikkeller Brewing was brewed in August 2014 and spent 1 year 4 months in oak barrels. 5.7 % ABV
Innovatorman Sour Ale
A Sour Ale with Strawberries. This collaboration with Jeppe Bjergs of Evil Twin Brewing and Charles Psenka from Leelanau Brewing Company was brewed in September 2014 and spent 1 year 3 months in oak barrels. 6.8% ABV
Hamajang Sour Ale Blend
Hamajang is Hawaiian slang that translates into “That’s messed up bro.” This special collaboration blends Sea Buckthorn and Innovatorman – combining the work of the Bjergs twins – who have a reportedly complicated relationship – for the first time.
Sea Buckhorn Fandango and Innovatorman are just celebrating a release today, and available for $15 per bottle each at the Detroit location – 441 West Canfield in Midtown.
About Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales:
What’s in a name anyway? “Jolly Pumpkin” encompasses everything we want to express about our brewery: Fun and quirky, “Artisan Ales” describes the brewery’s products and mission; The creation of fantastic beers of truly outstanding artisan quality. Maintaining traditional small scale production, keeping beer a beverage of both outstanding complexity and simplicity, this would be our laudable goal. Complexity of flavor, simplicity of ingredient and process. This duality was perfectly balanced in the name. Simple and complex. Complex yet simple.
About Evil Twin Brewing Company:
We have all good intentions to disturb, disorder and enlighten you with unforgettable beer after beer. We are so much in love with good taste, all the beers from Evil Twin are prepared in 10 of the best breweries around the world. Exclusively hand picked to please you with delicate, funky, extreme and by all means rare flavors. Maybe not the easiest way, but certainly the most fun!!!
We make exquisite craft beers for crispy beer geeks, tasty gourmands and you.
About Mikkeller Brewery:
Once upon a time Mikkel Bjergs 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.