Since it was founded in 2010, Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Evil Twin Brewing has been known for a few different things. One of them is the fact that it is a so-called gypsy brewery: that is, the company does not have an actual physical brewery of its own, but contracts out with other breweries to produce its beers. Another fact about Evil Twin that is fairly well-known is that the founder, Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, was born in Denmark and has an identical twin brother named Mikkel Borg Bjergsø, who just so happens to be the founder of Mikkeler. Finally, Evil Twin is known as a brewery that likes to take chances with the beers they produce, and so it is with the subject of today's review.
Evil Twin Brewing is a gypsy brewery originating from Copenhagen, Denmark with headquarters in Brooklyn, N.Y. In order to fully understand the origins of Evil Twin, one would need some knowledge of the relationship between founder Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso and his identical twin brother Mikkel Borg Bjergso, founder of Mikkeler Brewing. The intent of this article is not to go into detail about the brothers and their somewhat tumultuous relationship, but if you were particularly interested, I would suggest looking at this piece from The New York Times
Tucked away down a windy road in between Dripping Springs and Austin, Texas, Jester King in all its glory resides.
Once you reach the front entrance all that separates you and world-class sours is a driveway that resembles a dirt bike track, but that’s beside the point. Once you do make it through the bumps and potholes, what awaits you is one of the coolest and finest breweries you will probably ever go to. After you park, walk up the stone steps leading up to the tap room and brewery, look to your right to see the beautiful open field. Take a seat at a picnic table, throw some beanbags and enjoy some fresh air. You won’t find any televisions or Wi-Fi here, just people drinking great beer and having great conversation. It is my favorite brewery that I have ever been to and highly recommend checking it out if you have never done so.
Generally, when I sit down to do a beer review I go through a sort of routine. I've usually already consumed the product in question, so it's really just a matter of canvassing the internet for a little background information to try and give a little perspective on the beer I'm getting ready to write about. Unfortunately, in the case of I Love You With My Stout from Evil Twin Brewing, there wasn't a heck of a lot to learn.