Mikkeller was founded in 2006 by a math teacher, Mikkel Borg Bjergsø and a journalist, Kristian Klarup Keller. Both were home brewers and when Mikkel got a job at a café that received imports like Chimay and Hoegarden it gave him a taste for beer that wasn’t readily available to him. Then one day when he drank an IPA from he quickly realized two things, he wanted to make beer like that and he could save a lot of money if he could.
Brewed in collaboration with Beancurdturtle Brewing, it's easy to understand why a sea turtle might be on the label of 29 Daniel from Mateo & Bernabé, a brewery based Logroño, La Rioja, Spain. As for the name and the number, 29 Daniel is brewed in honor St. Daniel, a ninth-century Catholic martyr whose feast day is April 29.
The owner and head brewer, Scott Vaccaro’s story started sort of like every brewer’s story, but also sort of not at all. Vaccaro began brewing years before he could even legally drink at the age of 17, after being at a friends house and seeing his dad brew a batch of beer and wondering what sort of flavor combinations he could create. After some convincing he was able to talk his parents into getting him brewing equipment even though he again wasn’t able to drink legally.