Three of the most dynamic names in the beer world now – Ron Jeffries of Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, Mikkel Borg Bjergso of Mikkeller and Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso 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 Bjergso 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 have just debuted with a special release, now available at Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria and Brewery in Detroit. They include:
Sea Buckthorn Fandango is a Sour Ale with Sea Buckthorn Juice. It is 5.7 percent abv.
This collaboration with MIkkel Borg Bergso Mikkeller Brewing was brewed in August 2014 and spent 1 year 4 months in oak barrels.
Innovatorman is a Sour Ale with Strawberries. It is 6.8 percent abv.
This collaboration with Jeppe Jarnit-Bergso 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.
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.
And there’s a third beer, fans won’t want to miss. Look out for Hamajang – 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.