It took a special kind of yeast before the acclaimed Danish micro-brewery, Mikkeller, was able to produce Drink’in the Sun, their first non-alcoholic beer to actually taste good.
Mikkel Borg Bjergsø, Founder and Owner of Mikkeller, says: ”When my girlfriend was pregnant with our oldest daughter she asked me if I could brew her a non-alcoholic beer but I wasn’t as experienced within beer brewing then as I am today.”
The Fermentation and the Alcohol Provide the Good Taste
“It is actually quite complicated to make a non-alcoholic beer, which tastes good, as the beer gets most of its taste from the fermentation and the alcohol,” explains Mikkel Borg Bjergsø.
According to Danish regulations a non-alcoholic beer may contain up to 0.5 vol. The good beer taste is closely connected to the amount of alcohol as some of the taste and aroma compounds are bound to the alcohol molecules. Therefore it is difficult to brew a well-tasting beer without – or with as little as 0.5 vol – alcohol.
The solution appeared a couple of years ago when Mikkeller accessed a special kind of yeast which ferments almost without producing alcohol.
This resulted in Drink’in the Sun, which is especially pleasant when enjoyed in the sun on a hot summer day…
Drink’in the Sun at Restaurant Kronborg
We are delighted to be able to offer Drink’in the Sun to those of our guests, who prefer a non-alcoholic beer.
Drink’in the Sun is a fresh, American style wheat ale which – in our opinion – matches our flavourfilled fish “smørrebrød” perfectly but it is also great with our classic “smørrebrød” favourites, like roast beef with remoulade and fresh horseradish.
But why take our word for it?
We invite you to book a table and judge for yourself.