The brewery for the globally beloved beer brand pops open in Ridgewood today in a luscious greenhouse
At the height of when craft beer was becoming an obsession in the United States, Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø founded Evil Twin, a brand that shot to the top of the beer geek world. It had a certain elusiveness: It was a gypsy production, or one without a permanent space, and his limited-run beers were unique, incorporating unusual ingredients like olive or beetroot. It gained fervent fans, and Jarnit-Bjergsø became somewhat of a celebrity.
But now, he’s ready to widen his reach beyond those who salivate over each new release with his first brewery, Evil Twin Brewing, open today at 1616 George Street, between Wyckoff and Cypress avenues in Ridgewood, Queens. The hope, he says, is for it to be just as much of a casual “hangout” as it is a destination for the brand’s most obsessive followers.