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Evil Twin Brewing to Open First Permanent Brewery in Ridgewood

The gypsy-brewery settles down

[Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø]
[Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø]
Daniel Krieger

Evil Twin Brewing is opening its first standalone brewery and taproom next year in Ridgewood, Queens. Since launching in Denmark in 2010, the so-called "gypsy brewery" has been preparing its beers in 10 breweries from around the world. Beer king and founder Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø who helped open renowned beer bar Tørst decided to move the company to New York in 2012. Jarnit-Bjergsø recently told Tenemu: "We want to establish Evil Twin as a true New York brand and felt that this was the step we needed to take to do that. We can bring colleagues in to do collaborations and "pay back" to all the breweries that have invited us in over the years."

The space at 1616 George Street in Ridgewood is a former banquet hall that will provide nearly 10,000 square feet of production room, and an additional 4,000 square feet for a taproom and outdoor area. With the new space, the team will be able to brew an additional 5,000 to 8,000 barrels of beer, while still producing beers with the other breweries it has contracts with. Jarnit-Bjergsø and co. also have space now to experiment with special batches, with plans to further collaborations with restaurants like Mission Chinese Food, the NoMad, and Blanca.

Evil Twin Brewery is currently in the early stages of construction. Opening is planned for "before the summer of 2017."