Tørst bar set to open in New York City (Jeppe, Evil Twin)

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  1. Denoas

    Denoas Aficionado (230) New York Jan 22, 2013

    Come March, Denmark’s indie-beer maestro Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø (Evil Twin Brewing) will plant a flag in Greenpoint with the game-changing Tørst. The visionary Jarnit-Bjergsø is something of a legend in brew circles: Along with his twin brother, Mikkel Borg Bjergsø of Mikkeller Brewing, he helped ignite the gypsy-beer craze in 2006—inspiring nomadic, experimental young brewers to hopscotch around the world fermenting their goods in borrowed facilities.

    Designed by voguish Brooklyn firm hOmE (Donna, Paulie Gee’s), the 45-seat Tørst—Danish for “thirst”—will reflect Scandinavian minimalism, with dark reclaimed wood and angular light fixtures. Keyed-in drinkers can scratch their chins over 21 elite drafts, including some made exclusively for the bar by cutting-edge brewers such as Cantillon’s Jean van Roy of Brussels and experimental tinkerings from up-and-coming cult producers like De Molen (Netherlands) and Omnipollo (Sweden).

    Rounding out his ambitious vision, Jarnit-Bjergsø has joined forces with another esteemed culinary figure: Chef Daniel Burns (late of Noma, the Fat Duck and Momofuku’s food lab) will execute a Scandinavian-inspired tasting menu at the tentatively named Luksus, a 26-seat restaurant—expected to launch in the summer—accessed via a secret door at the back of the bar. More radically: As high-end restaurants like Eleven Madison Park and Per Se expand their beer lists to match the seriousness of their wine programs, Luksus will do away with vino and cocktails altogether, serving only brews alongside its haute constructed plates. It’s a ballsy move—but if the gypsy-brewing movement is any indication, we expect to see many more beerestaurants in the future. 615 Manhattan Ave between Driggs and Nassau Aves, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (no phone yet)


    Definitely looking forward to this, Sounds amazing.
  2. Evil Twin + Brooklyn + Exclusivity = 30 dollars per 12 ounce pour.
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  3. Denoas

    Denoas Aficionado (230) New York Jan 22, 2013

    HA HA certainly hope not. $10 is bad enough for a 12 oz, even though Even more Jesus & Aun mas Jesus were delicious.
  4. Yea. The price point of their stuff generally is something I am not a fan of, but from a neutral standpoint Even More Jesus was a great brew.
  5. Denoas

    Denoas Aficionado (230) New York Jan 22, 2013

  6. jbuddle

    jbuddle Initiate (0) New York Feb 24, 2010

    Been following this for awhile...let's hope it's something like his brothers bar in Denmark. I'm psyched for sure.
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  8. this was the only part I read... should be interesting
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  9. jbuddle

    jbuddle Initiate (0) New York Feb 24, 2010

    USA One-Offs, bro.
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  10. cryme

    cryme Aficionado (170) Delaware Jun 29, 2011

    blabaer on draft? one can hope
  11. xnicknj

    xnicknj Advocate (730) Pennsylvania May 25, 2009

    yeah, that alone could make the bus/train/whatever from philly worth it
  12. zipper8650

    zipper8650 Savant (250) New York May 10, 2011

    the beer drinking Dane in me is very excited about this.....
  13. WiscoNYC

    WiscoNYC Aficionado (170) New York Jan 12, 2012

    A 15min walk from my apartment. Why couldn't they make it closer? Come on Jeppe!
  14. brystmar

    brystmar Initiate (0) Texas Sep 2, 2009

    I think you meant 8oz
  15. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,035) New York Mar 12, 2009

    Like all his beers this is likely to be over mythologized, over rated, over hyped, over priced. I think I will stick to the undoubtedly better and certainly cheaper offerings nearer to home. Evil Twin, and the beers of his brother also, should be marketed under the brand name "Barnum's Prediction".
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  16. POTABLE83

    POTABLE83 Savant (465) New York Jun 21, 2012

    That's a ridiculous tap list. Well done Yeppe...

    I wonder if Blåbær will be on tap or in bottles - either way, that is an unexpected gem
  17. kegs of blabaer exist? SHRIEK!
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  18. Spoke to Jeppe the other night and while he was exceedingly friendly he warned that at this point folks might want to wait a few days before next Friday's opening because he expects a total clusterfuck of a mob scene the first night. I'd love to go the first night but I'm not going to battle a million people to get a pour of Fou Foune...or will I?
  19. BierKonig

    BierKonig Savant (275) Denmark Mar 31, 2005

    You are all invited, even all the Evil Twin haters out there, you might actually be able to enjoy yourself :) Tørst is looking forward to welcoming all of you!

    We open at noon next friday!
  20. BierKonig

    BierKonig Savant (275) Denmark Mar 31, 2005

    Don't be afraid of missing anything if you don't come friday. There will be other days...:)
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  21. also... the Justin Blabaer actually exists? o_O
  22. BierKonig

    BierKonig Savant (275) Denmark Mar 31, 2005

    I'm very afraid so yes ;)
  23. Crookdrain

    Crookdrain Savant (465) New York Jan 13, 2010

    Can we have a special "Beer Advocate pre-opening hour" to drain the Fou Foune? Haha, either way I'll be there - save me some Fou Foune!
  24. Yeah that's what I figured...let the dust settle a little so I can come in and drink in peace with a bunch of total GEEKWADS elbowing me in the ribs to get at that precious, precious Cantillon.:rolleyes:
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  25. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Site Editor (960) North Carolina Dec 8, 2007 Staff Member

    Definitely planning on coming with metter98 at some point... Looking forward to it.
  26. So...if I showed up at noon Friday do you think things would be mobbed even at that early hour?
  27. crusian

    crusian Advocate (640) Oregon May 14, 2010

    ARG, I am going to be in town Wed and thursday!
  28. Alewife in Long Island City had Fou' Foune on tap for a Cantillon event last year; I just missed getting a pour of it. There's 8 Cantillon's on that piece of paper....amazing
  29. Thanks to Philly being awesome... I've had Fou on draft about 5 different times. Huzzah!
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  30. Maybe even 9 if the Gueuze listed in the second column is classic Gueuze.
  31. Absolutely amazing list! Looks like ill be taking a lot of trips up to Brooklyn in the near future.
  32. Franch

    Franch Advocate (575) New York Mar 22, 2011

    excited for justin blabaer
  33. Nice list! I'd be pissed I was missing this if I wouldn't be in Brussels next Friday. That said, save the Blabaer for when I get back please :)

    Good luck with the opening!
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  34. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Champion (835) New York Dec 13, 2009

    me thinks me should look into taking off the 8th.
  35. BeerWorld

    BeerWorld Savant (405) New York Feb 20, 2008

    That tap list is bonkers. Will try to stop by after work if I can. Looks like I'll be taking a lot of G train rides to get back home to Queens from now on.
  36. zipper8650

    zipper8650 Savant (250) New York May 10, 2011

    Did you happen to find a price list or should we just let BA decide for Jeppe what he will charge??
  37. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Champion (835) New York Dec 13, 2009

    pony bar model, everything is $5!
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  38. SpeedwayJim

    SpeedwayJim Advocate (700) New York Jun 19, 2009

    Silly man. You can't put a price on Cantillon!
  39. zipper8650

    zipper8650 Savant (250) New York May 10, 2011

    Apparently there are plenty of BA'ers that feel they can put the price on anything hes involved in...JK reference to the thread that ran him off
  40. Denoas

    Denoas Aficionado (230) New York Jan 22, 2013

    Wow that's a hell of list! I can't wait for the opening Friday.
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