Interview with Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso of Evil Twin Brewing

Jeppe Jarnit-BjergsØ evil twin brewing

Jeppe Jarnit-BjergsØ evil twin brewingIf you haven’t yet, you need to discover the Molotov Cocktail (Imperial IPA, brewed at Two Roads Brewing Company in Connecticut, ABV 13) by Evil Twin Brewing in Denmark. We enjoyed the Molotov Cocktail a few weeks back and reached out to Evil Twin’s Beer King/Founder Jeppe Jarnit-BjergsØ to discuss Evil Twin and its fantastic IPA.

BM: How did you get involved in brewing?

JJB: Started homebrewing as a hoppy 10-12 years ago. Started Evil Twin little less than four years ago. Already had a distribution company and a retail store, so thought it would be a fun thing to try and make a few beers and sell them also.

BM: Where did you get the idea for Evil Twin Brewing?

JJB: The name Evil Twin is old. I actually used it for a homebrewed beer I did with my brother many years ago, called “Evil Twin Stout.” I started Evil Twin because it seemed like an obvious next step in my “beer career.

BM: Where do you get the unique ideas for the names of your beers?

even more jesus evil twin brewingJJB: My wife comes up with most, she is a copy writer with a good imagination. Some of them I come up with, like Even More Jesus (Imperial Stout, brewed at Westbrook Brewing Co. South Carolina, ABV: 12) and Low Life (Pilsner, brewed at Two Roads Brewing Co., ABV: 5.5). They just kinda come to me. I don’t think too much about it. I’m also the kind a person, that when I get an idea I like to put it into life, before I change my mind!

BM: Explain why your Molotov Cocktail received such a name.

JJB: I knew the beer would be hot, warming and explosive, kinda like a Molotov Cocktail. My wife came up with the name and I loved it. It made sense with how the beer taste and make you feel.

BM: What are some other beers in your arsenal that we should keep an eye out for?

JJB: Hard to say, we have so much going on. Trying to focus on a more permanent line of beers that are more widely available, but have made a “rule” for myself to do (at least) one new beer a month, but not a lot more. Not a huge fan of overflowing the market with new stuff. I did the first couple of years because I had so many ideas from homebrewing I needed to put into life, but now I wanna focus more on making the beers I have perfect.

BM: What is your favorite beer that you make currently, and why?

JJB: Hmmmmmm. I really like Femme Fatale Yuzu (IPA, brewed at Westbrook Brewing Co., ABV: 6). I’m obsessed with Yuzu and Femme Fatale was always one of my own favorites, so this just made a lot of sense and  absolutely love the result!

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