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Cult-Favorite Evil Twin Is Opening A Second NYC Taproom Next Year

The new location will span nearly 2,000 square feet on the ground floor of an office building in Dumbo

Seven beer cans in a row on a wood table.
Evil Twin is opening a second brewery, in Dumbo
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Evil Twin — the cult favorite brewery known for the use of unusual ingredients and idiosyncratic names — is opening a second taproom in April next year. The new location will take up nearly 2,000 square feet on the ground floor of the office building at 45 Main Street, between Water and Front Streets, in Dumbo, according to the building’s landlord Two Trees Management.

Details about the new space remain scarce, but Eater has reached out to Evil Twin for more information. Aside from the taproom, the Dumbo space will also house a coffee shop, serving up beverages from Brooklyn roaster Sey, just as is the case at the original brewery in Ridgewood.

That massive space — which has picnic tables to seat 185 people outside — debuted last year after a years-long wait. Founder Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø launched his company in 2010 in Denmark and sold his quirky creations from 10 different breweries across the world. The “gypsy brewery,” moved operations to New York in 2012, and Jarnit-Bjergsø had been developing plans to open a permanent location since.

Since its arrival, Evil Twin has quickly established a reputation for its use of uncommon ingredients like mango, fig puree, and marshmallow, and unusual names like “If you can make it here (through a pandemic), you can make it anywhere.”

Update 9/17/20: Evil Twin’s second location will only be a taproom, not a brewery.

Evil Twin Brewing

45 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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