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Our top 3 craft beer recommendations for September 2020 - Duckpond - Bear'n'Stein - Mikkeller

Updated: Sep 14, 2021

It is time for Zurich Beer Tour's Top 3 beers of the month, September edition. Simona decided to feature another fruity #sour this month, to celebrate those last days of summer. Sandro has of course decided to feature another #IPA, this time from one of our favorite local #brewpubs. This month's staff pick is a beer by whose name you can tell it would be tasty and it's also perfect for coming cold days: a heavy stout that will warm you from the inside. Let's do this!


Simona's pick: Duckpond Brewing (SWE) - Topolino Berliner Weisse

The Beer:

As you maybe already know from our blog about O/O Brewing, we travelled to Sweden in September and had a lot of tasty beers. The one that Simona liked the most was this #fruity Berliner Weisse named Topolino by Duckpond Brewing. A fantastic summery beer brewed with loads & loads of #Raspberry, #Guava and #Passionfruit with a twist of #vanilla and #lactose. Lots of raspberry comes to your nose as you open the can. After that more aromas of fruit develop as you enjoy the beer's creamy mouthfeel, which it has thanks to addition of lactose.

The Brewery:

#Duckpond Brewing is a brewery that was very new to us before visiting #Sweden. They are formerly known as #Mikrofonbryggeriet (they changed their name in August 2019). They are from the city of Gothenburg and were founded in 2016.

Our food pairing recommendation:

Strawberry Melba with Yoghurt Ice Cream


Sandros's pick: Bear'n'Stein (CH) - Invisible Touch DDH IPA

The Beer:

This month, Sandro's feature is a beer of one of our favorite places in Zurich. Invisible Touch DDH New England Style IPA by Bierlab (Bear'n'Stein). Brewed in the heart of #Zurich in their microbrewery inside their Brewpub, Bierlab presents us this awesome IPA. Loads & loads of #tropical fruit on the nose and even some stone fruit like #peach are coming through as it warms up a bit. A really full body and just the perfect amount of bitterness in the finish so it won't feel too soft. A perfectly #brewed IPA.

The Brewery:

Learn more about those guys in our recommendations blog from July, where we already featured one of their beers. Check the July blog post here.

Our food pairing recommendation:

A hot dog with everything, especially caramelized onions, from Bierlab.


Zurich Beer Tour's pick: Mikkeller - Beer Geek Fudgesicle BA Rye Whiskey

The Beer:

Team pick this month is this really complex and smooth barrel aged Stout from Mikkeller. A version of one of their most famous stouts series, Beer Geek Fudgesicle. This beer was brewed with cocoa, vanilla, lactose and butterscotch extract and oats. After that it spent a couple of months in a Rye #Whiskey barrel. This beer comes packed with aromas of #caramel, #chocolate, #oak, whiskey and also a nice touch of vanilla. Really smooth on the tongue and with a great amount of sweetness, a perfect dessert Stout.

The Brewery:

Mikkeller was founded in 2006 in #Copenhagen, Denmark by Mikkel Borg Bjergsø and Kristian Klarup Keller. They started as a #ghost brewery, which meant they didn't operate a physical brewery. Instead they brewed their own recipes at other breweries. Nowadays they operate two breweries in the US as well as one #brewery and a #blendery in Copenhagen. Mikkeller is known for brewing a massive range of beer styles starting from classic Pale Ales and IPA's, to barrel aged Stouts and spontaneously fermented sours (what's that you ask? read here).

Our food pairing recommendation:

Molten Chocolate Chunk Brownies


These are our three beers. Which ones were your favorite brews in September? Tell us in the comments!

Stay tuned for our October recommendations!


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