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Jester King World’s Worst Twin Releases January 16th

Evil Twin Brewery (Denmark) and Jester King Brewery (Austin, TX) have teamed up on a unique, barrel aged beer, World’s Worst Twin.

The beer is inspired by Evil Twin’s Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso favorite coffee. Only, the brewers didn’t use coffee in World’s Worst Twin. Instead Jester King and Evil Twin used highly kilned malts were used in the mash. This imparted a roasty, chocolatey character, and Texas blueberries in the fermentation to provide some fruity notes and acidity. World’s Worst Twin was matured in oak barrels with native yeast and bacteria.

World’s worst twin is inspired by favorite coffee of our friend Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso of Evil Twin Brewing. If we just added it to the beer, the subtle nuances of this delicate coffee would have been hopelessly lost. Rather, we sought to re-create it’s flavors and aromas in our own unique way through wild fermentation in oak barrels with blueberries and wort brewed with Rich toasty malts.

Jester King Evil Twin World’s Worst Twin will be available in 750ml bottles starting January 16th, at 4pm. Brewery release only. Those in Austin, Texas and catch Jeppe at Jester King for the release party.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Bluberries. Oak Aged.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles. 1,600 produced.
Arrival: 1/16/15

5.5% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Evil Twin Brewing, Prairie Artisanal Ales

800 Bottles: Prairie/Evil Twin Coolship Truck

Prairie Artisan Ales Coolship Truck

Prairie Artisan Ales and Evil Twin Brewing started this project late last year.

The two breweries co-brewed a new American wild ale, using a coolship on wheels (in a truck.) A coolship is a basically a shallow tub that allows for a lot of surface area exposure for hot wort. The wort cools overnight, while collecting airborne yeast that will spontaneously ferment the beer.

Last month, Prairie tweeted that around 800 bottles of Coolship Truck have made it into existence.

To the best of my knowledge, the bottles have not been released yet. There are some Untappd ratings from the tap room .

Style: American Wild Ale
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Limited.
Release: TBA

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Collaboration: Cigar City & Evil Twin

Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, FL) and Evil Twin Brewing (Denmark) team up  in a new ale born from fermentation history. Before the rise and popularity of wood barrels, the Greeks aged wine in ceramic vessels amphoras (something Cantilon has done recently.) The ceramic vessels were susceptible to oxygen, and were repaired with Aleppo pine sap. The use of the sap gave the wine a unique flavor, one mimicked in this collaboration, Columella.

This ale was inspired by the origins of a Greek wine called Retsina, which was produced over 2,000 years ago. The Greeks used ancient vessels for storage and transport of the wine that were made of mostly ceramic called amphora. These vessels pre-dated the more common storage vessel of today, wooden barrels. Ceramic was susceptible to flaws and breakage, allowing more oxygen ingress into the wine. The Greeks found a solution to mending these vessels by using sap from the Aleppo Pine (which we emulate by aging the beer on spruce wood). The resulting unique aromatic character became so popular with the Grecian people that they continued this method following the discovery and dominance of wood barrels. 

Cigar City / Evil Twin Columella will be available in 22oz bombers.

Style:   (Oak Aged)
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft
Arrival: TBA

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Evil Twin & Perennial Collab?

A collaboration teaser… This one will most likely be limited to Evil Twin’s Torst in New York City. Either way, be aware something is up with these two. Perennial Artisanal Ales is based in St. Louis, Missouri.