Beware: An Evil Twin is on Its Way
Evil twins have been a staple of popular culture probably since the conception of the idea that good and evil are opposites. From prehistoric mythology to “The Man in the Iron Mask” to “Star Trek” to “South Park,” the often-goateed evil twin encompasses the exact opposite traits, values and morals of the “good twin.”
The appearances of these wicked doppelgangers are often unexpected, but in one particular case, there has been ample warning. Anyone taking a Road Trip for Beer to the New York City area later this month there have a chance to engage with this Evil Twin.
Denmark’s Evil Twin Brewing will officially debut its beers in the U.S. on Monday, April 18, during a dinner in Brooklyn, New York, followed by launches in Philadelphia and New York City. The brewery’s products are well-respected by those who have tasted them – Beer Advocate lists two of their products with A- grades, and the scores of 11 Evil Twin beers listed on RateBeer range from 82 to 99 on its 100-point scale.
They have been hard to find in the United States. The Evil Twin brand names are imaginative and sometimes profane: Porta Potti Porter, Christmas Eve in a New York City Hotel Room, Cats Piss and others that we choose not to say here. The beer will be imported by Brooklyn-based distributor Twelve Percent Imports. Though the official press release does not specify which states will get the beers, it says “Evil Twin beers will be shipping throughout the states.”
The distributor’s website shows that its products are available in 10 states and the District of Columbia.
Here’s the text of the release:
Twelve Percent Imports proudly announces the arrival of Evil Twin Brewing to the United States. The launch is slated for release on Monday, April 18th, when the beers will be officially debuted during a five-course beer dinner at Beer Table in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The Evil Twin himself, Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, will be on-hand to present his beers for the first time on U.S. soil. Tickets to the dinner can be procured here: http://beertable.com/events/
Tuesday, April 19th, will feature the official retail release of the first five Evil Twin beers.
– Before, During, and After Christmas
– Soft DK
– Disco Beer
Where to get the beer on 4/19:
– Bierkraft, Park Slope, Brooklyn
– Brooklyn Larder, Park Slope, Brooklyn
– Spuyten Duyvil Grocery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
– Whole Foods Bowery, NYC
Other Evil Twin events slated during the launch week:
– On Tuesday evening, 4/19 Meet-the-Brewer Event and Philadelphia Debut at Farmer’s Cabinet in Center City, Philadelphia.
– On Wednesday evening, 4/20 Meet-the-Brewer Draft Night at Rattle N Hum, NYC.
– On Sunday afternoon, 4/24, Full Evil Twin Draft Lineup at Blind Tiger Alehouse.
Also, during this first week, Evil Twin beers will be shipping throughout the States, and should appear on the shelves & in bars at many, many fine locales by late April/early May. More events on the launch tour across the U.S. to follow. The next beer revolution begins…
About The Evil Twin: Evil Twin Brewing is the brainchild of Jeppe
Jarnit-Bjergsø. An avid beer geek since 1997, Jeppe began home-brewing in Copenhagen, Denmark in June 2003. His first foray into the commercial craft beer scene commenced in September 2005, when he opened the now world-famous bottle shop Ølbutikken in Copenhagen. The reputation of Jeppe & his shop grew quickly, and myriad side projects began (including his collaboration with Cantillon on the Blåbær Lambik – one of this most highly regarded, highly sough-after lambics in the world). Evil Twin Brewing is Jeppe’s latest venture, and is the culmination of the vast knowledge, experiences, and relationships he’s built over the years.
About Twelve Percent: 12% Imports is a Brooklyn, NY-based importer and distributor of small, artisanal breweries from Europe and North America. They commenced operations in late 2007 by self-distributing a few obscure, yet artfully crafted rarities from Belgium out of the back of a Prius. Since then, Twelve Percent has helped introduce and grow some of the most unique and exciting small breweries on the scene. The Twelve Percent portfolio can now be found throughout much of the United States. They also now own a proper delivery vehicle.