Double hops: Evil Twin to open first Brooklyn taproom in Dumbo

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Evil Twin Brewing’s original outpost in Queens.
Caroline Lethbridge

Beer purveyors from Evil Twin Brewing announced that they will open a Brooklyn outpost in Dumbo next year, bringing production of their signature brews and coffee to Kings County for the first time, said the company’s owner. 

“We’re excited to expand to the vibrant Dumbo neighborhood to serve our favorite beers and amazing coffee from Sey to more folks across New York City,” said Evil Twin Brewery head Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø on Sept. 16.

The new 1,950 square-foot taproom and coffee shop at 45 Main St., between Water and Front streets, will be the company’s second location, marking their first expansion since they opened across the Bushwick border in Ridgewood.

Evil Twin Brewing plans to set up shop at 45 Main St. in Dumbo in early 2021.Google

The space is expected to open early next year inside the 12-story office building owned by area developer Two Trees, whose chief executive officer said the taproom and coffee will make for a great addition to the neighborhood.

“Evil Twin brewing is one of the most talked about brewing experiences in the city. Located in the heart of Dumbo and a few steps from Brooklyn Bridge Park, 45 Main Street is the perfect spot for another great taproom and coffee shop,” said Jed Walentas.

The brewery opened at the borough border in 2019 with a beer garden and greenhouse.

Owner and Danish transplant Jarnit-Bjergsø made a name for himself with creative flavors of beers, coffees, and seltzers, such as a berry and fruit infused sour ale, breakfast-style coffee seltzer made with strawberry shortcake, or their cinnamon, vanilla, and hazelnut stout.

Evil Twin is the second local brewery Two Trees celebrated their partnership with this week, with the developer announcing the opening of Carroll Gardens’ Other Half Brewing Company at Domino Park in October, and Walentas said his firm is continuing to seek out local businesses for their developments.

“As part of our ongoing goal to support independent businesses, we are always looking to partner with local retailers and food purveyors like Evil Twin who will contribute to the unique and eclectic atmosphere of Dumbo,” the developer said.