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I was in Copenhagen for a few days last week, for once not connected to any beer festival. I thought I was just going to visit a few bars, but it never hurts to check out your network.

It turned out there was a celebration going on. One of the very top raters at ratebeer is Henrik Papsø, and he was inviting to a celebration of his rating number 20.000 at the Mikkeller Bar. Yes, 20.000 unique beers sampled, rated and published in the database.

There were three beers specially brewed and available on tap, as if the range of world class beers was not enough already.

Papsø had gathered a merry crowd of friends in the early evening. As this is a rather small public bar, there were also other guests around, including a Norwegian couple who were actually looking for a Carlsberg. They thought 20.000 was an impressive figure, and wanted to know his favourite. (They also tried to negotiate with the bar staff to have a glass of something they could identify as beer.)

The best of the three specially commissioned beers was Hr. Papsø on Acid, a barrel aged beer  from Amager Bryghus with mysterious ingredients.

But  fifteen world class beers on tap at once is a bit much. Really.

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