Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, the founder and man behind Evil Twin Brewing, was a physics and English teacher in his native Denmark before starting Copenhagen’s Ølbutikken, a highly regarded beer store. He’s also an evil twin himself. His brother, Mikkel Borg Bergsø, brews under the Mikkeller label. Jarnit-Bjergsø, however, has done his best to outshine the good twin. He founded Evil Twin in 2010 as a nomadic brewery. Like his brother Mikkel, Jarnit-Bjergsø would concocts a recipe for his beer and hand it to another brewery with some extra capacity. This contracted brewing partner brewed, bottled, priced, and sold the beer, then cut Jarnit-Bjergsø a check. Evil Twin beers were brewed everywhere from South Carolina and Scotland to Holland and Denmark. In 2012, Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø moved it to Brooklyn and relocated there with his family, opening the beer bar TØRST the same year. Today, Peaks and Pints presents a to-go flight of Evil Twin craft beer in what we like to call Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Evil Twin Beer Flight.
Evil Twin In Fructus Veritas Duo
“In fructus veritas” is Latin for “In the fruit of truth.” And the truth is, Evil Twin’s In Fructus Veritas Duo is delicious. This thick sour ale is brewed with raspberry, cherry, plum, vanilla, and cinnamon for a robust, sweet sour with plum, vanilla and cinnamon leading the flavor profile.
This nitro coffee stout collaboration between Evil Twin Brewing and Connecticut’s coolest coffee, Rise Brewing, pours almost black with tan head that is effervescent but dissipates quickly leaving no lacing. Coffee aroma is prevalent, but the malty elements are there as well. Smooth finish with a hint of bitter sweetness. Mouth is semi-syrupy but hold the characteristics of a stout. Give a slight shake and pour aggressively for the best nitro experience.
We’re sure you’ve heard someone say “the devil is in the details” at some point in your life. And if that’s true then the brainchild of Evil Twin Brewing rears its detailed head with maple and vanilla, all tangled up in an English-style barleywine. As a toasty-sweet scent rolls from the head, so do an underlying current of dark fruit, brandy-like spice, toasted nuttiness, and a slew of deep and malty sweetness. The taste leans in with intensely sweet flavors of honey, molasses, maple, heavy cream, and caramel, followed by macerated fruits acting as though they’ve been brandy-soaked as nuances of Port and Madeira provide numbing warmth to the candied and fruity sweetness. Slightly earthy and offering a broad and woodsy bitterness, the finish is lightly bittered while allowing the leading sweetness to keep its path.
Imperial Stout brewed with pumpkin spice, chocolate, coffee, and lactose. Let it warm for straight nutmeg spice yam pop dunked in a rich chocolate latte.