New York City-Greenpoint
May 11, 2018
Greenpoint’s Tørst is a temple to craft beer. The new venture by Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsß and Momofuku vet Daniel Burns boasts over 20 temperature-controlled taps, the beers arranged by their colour, from the palest to the darkest (the taps are also arranged by colour). It’s a very high tech system they have here with the bartenders able to control the nitrogen and carbon dioxide mixes of each ale. Expect local brews and rare European craft beers. Beers are rotated daily but some come around more often than others. Evil Twin Low Life is good bet if you want something easy drinking and light but there are some pretty potent Danish and Belgian porters on tap too as well as a magnificent chocolaty port-barrel stout, also care of Evil Twin (which was founded by Jarnit-Bjergsß ). Westbrook’s Mexican Cake beer is also well worth trying if you like big malty beers. The space itself is very easy on the eye, somewhat Scandinavian in design, with lots of handsome wood panelling and a sleek and creamy marble counter. The bartenders are super-knowledgeable and will happily discuss the relative merits of the various beers on offer and guide you to the right beer for you. The food options have been limited up until now but the small back room will soon house Luksus, a 25 seat space offering a Scandinavian-influenced tasting menu along with, of course, a beer pairing option. Beer geeks will be in their element.