With local companies like Stone Brewing Co. and Green Flash Brewing Co. venturing across the pond into Germany and Belgium, respectively, it was only a matter of time before European breweries began to eye beer-soaked San Diego.
Denmark's Mikkeller, which was founded in Copenhagen and has operated as a gypsy brewery since 2006, is planting a flag in San Diego. According to All About Beer, Mikkeller will take over AleSmith Brewing Company's original facility at 9368 Cabot Drive. AleSmith is currently readying a new, expanded location for themselves nearby in the Miramar area.
Mikkeller's Mikkel Borg Bjergsø and AleSmith brewmaster and owner Peter Zien will partner up to manage operations at the new brewery; the duo recently paired up on a collaborative beer made here. And Bjergsø plans on inviting brewers from all over the globe to come and brew in San Diego.
Mikkeller also runs various bars/eateries around the world; might we eventually see one in San Diego? Eater reached out to San Francisco's Mikkeller Bar, which did not have any immediate knowledge of expansion.