Jan Brandrup's 60th

The night of February 7th, a raucous gathering of Danes and Americans descended upon the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, with the entire venue set aside for invited guests to toast Jan Brandrup in celebration of reaching his 60th year milestone.

Founder of Hyperikon, Inc. and CEO of Neurogan, Brandrup held his own as the festivities continued on from 6 pm til the early hours of the next morn. 

Some 350 guests attended the celebration with open bar, Danish and American cuisine, three bands for the live entertainment and an assortment of Viking challenges, from hammering a three-penny nail straight into a log with the least hits of the hammer, to rapid fire succession with shooters of Danish Akvavit.

Photography by Nate Clearly