Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø is a former world champion disco dancer who left Denmark and in 2010 founded Evil Twin Brewing in Brooklyn, New York.
Jeppe is a gypsy brewer, meaning he doesn’t own a brewery. He crafts recipes and sends them out to other breweries, which brew and bottle the beer.
Fellow Dane and chocolatier Fritz Knipschildt came to the States after mastering his skills in France and Spain. He has owned and operated Chocopologie in Norwalk, Conn., since 2005. Also, he loves beer.
Jeppe and Fritz got the idea to partner up for some new recipes inspired by each other's creations. Jeppe would make a beer using Fritz’s chocolates, and Fritz would create dark chocolate truffles with the beer Jeppe made to pair with them.
They’re calling the smoked chestnut–infused chocolate stout “Even More Denmark.”
Talk about two great tastes that taste great together.
Along with the Danish expats, this episode of Dark Rye, titled “Partnership,” features a pair of former Wall Street traders making a foray into the even more stressful restaurant world with Kyotofu, and Matt and Carrie Eddmenson, partners who ventured from unemployment to founding custom denim company Imogene + Willie.
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