Runners! Our Where to Drink Beer author has a brew for you
Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø’s Evil Twin Brewing has worked with another runner and beverage expert to create Race Day
Unlikely as it might sound, running and beer drinking might go together better than you expect. Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, the founder of Brooklyn-based Evil Twin Brewing and former beer director at Noma and author of our guide Where to Drink Beer, was a serious athlete before he was a serious beer lover, running for Denmark in the World Junior Cross-Country Championship in Budapest back in 1994.
Though you’re more likely to find him in a bar than on the track these days, he hasn’t forgotten his love of running. Working with Sam Anderson – fellow runner and former beverage director at the acclaimed NYC restaurant Mission Chinese Food – he’s developed Race Day, a sour IPA with pineapple, aloe vera and – pay attention athletes – electrolytes!
‘race day’ - a sour ipa brewed with pineapple and electrolytes. dreamt up and created in collaboration with the beverage genius @sam4nderson (📸) of @missionchinesefood. inspired by our mutual love for running and desire to push boundaries when it comes to creating new flavors in beer! thanks for all the inspiration and friendship sam!
Anderson, who also designed the track-inspired label on the can, says the beer is also good for “endurance and adventure athletes, runners, rock climbers, cyclists, and even Muay Thai fighters.”
If you’re training for the New York City Marathon this November, why not get a case in? What could possibly go wrong? And if you’re looking for somewhere to celebrate after that run, get a copy of Where to Drink Beer, it’s the ultimate guide by the real experts - 500 of the world's most revered brewers have told Jeppe about the little-known, eclectic, and surprising destinations they visit for their ultimate beer. You can pre-order it here.