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Beer Available At TÝrst (Torst) (arranged by most recent)
Evil Twin Biscotti Break 99, Evil Twin The Cowboy 92, HaandBryggeriet Dark Force 99, Westbrook Mexican Cake Imperial Stout 100, Evil Twin Hipster Ale 92, Bayerischer Bahnhof Berliner Style Weisse with Rye 73, Evil Twin Low Life 86, Elysian Dragonstooth Stout 99, Hoppin Frog Hopped-Up Goose Juice Rye IPA 98, Beyond Kombucha Wild Love , Grimm Double Negative 78, Kyritzer Mord und Totschlag 7.2% 88, Potirronne 45, Westbrook Shaneís Big DIPA 99, Fyne Ales Jarl 95, Evil Twin Falco IPA 96, Virtue Ledbury 70, Saint Germain / NÝgne ō RhubíIPA 79, Prairie Artisan Ales / Evil Twin Bible Belt 100, Carton Regular Coffee 95
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jercraigs (303) Toronto, Ontario | May 1, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Continuing on our beery trek we walked to Torst, the bar representation of Evil Twin Brewing. As anticipated they had an excellent, but spendy tap list. One nice thing is the ability to order smaller pours of the beers that are stronger or more expensive. I have a theory that the artwork on their custom glassware has hidden measurements in it, but others said the servers were pretty much eyeballing it so who knows. I took a quick look at the bottle list but at the prices they were charging there was nothing sufficiently attention grabbing to tempt me away from the draft list today. That might change on a return visit though. Decor is nice enough, the bar itself looks pretty slick, the mirrored tap lists can be hard to read at times (or maybe thatís just my eyesight? Who knows). Music is pretty loud. The mostly communal seating is fine - Iím not personally a fan but it makes sense for such a small space. We were lucky that two nice gentleman swapped their seats with us so we could sit with our group of friends. The problem when it is busy is that the long narrow space means that much of the standing room is the same space as the "ordering a drink" space, so there are not a ton of places to stand that are not in the way. Fortunately it cleared out just as we got our drinks so that worked in our favour. The service was a bit abrupt, which is mostly forgivable for how busy they were, but anecdotally that seems to be the standard. I liked the place overall, the quality of the taps means that I will definitely be back despite any minor failings (many of which are personal preference/just me being a cranky old fart) but like many other places I would like to come back at a quieter time if possible.
j12601 (285) Poughkeepsie, New York | June 20, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Iíve been here a couple of times now, each time with a group of friends. This certainly seems the kind of place you want to go with a few people. Not to say I wouldnít go here alone, Iíd just rather go with others as the tap list and bottle list are rather daunting and it makes it very nice to be able to order a few things and share them. First time here there were 10-15 of us and it never seemed to present a problem for the servers and they continued to be super friendly and helpful all the way through. The dťcor is sort of a lightly refined sauna. Lots of wood on the walls but enough modern aspects mixed in to make it feel very welcoming. For a small long place with windows only at the front, it never seemed overly dark, perhaps due to the huge (and well lit) behind the length of the bar. That is one of the only tough things at times, the taplist is written on the mirror and can be a bit tough to read at times. The tap list both times Iíve been here has been solid, lots of Evil Twin, some Mikkel, and some other interesting stuff. Plenty of new things to try each time, and often more than I could get through in a day, even sharing pours (a lot of them tend toward the bigger side). The bottle list is nice as well, offering a lot of harder to come by Evil Twin stuff, and smaller batch things. While there may have been things like Blabaer or other crazy things on the bottle list at one point, that is not the reason to come here. Thatís more of a unexpected bonus if there happens to be something like that on, but donít count on it, and certainly donít come just for that. Come for the lists (tap and bottle) full of things that may be equally hard to come by, just not as well known or talked about. And get the Danish bread. Seriously. Get a few orders of it. That stuff is incredible.
SrSilligoose (251) pouring bus, New Brunswick | March 11, 2013| Updated March 13, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Showed up to this greenpoint hot spot opening day at noon. lookin real nice inside with some beautiful neat wooded tables and walls. simple, elegant. tap list had cantillon kriek, tilquin gueuze, beachwood, bunch of evil twin beers. focused, impressive bottle list. tilquin plum for $45, golden blend for $30, bunch of blaeber for $75-$190 depending on the size and year, hommage for $75, selection lambic for $150. stuff like that. most all tap pours come in half sizes. one complaint about the tap beer list on the mirrors is that there is no indication of the beers style or alcohol content. needed to use ratebeer to figure out what i would even be ordering. so a paper menu with some additional basic info on styles, abv would be helpful, especially to the costumers who are not so pathetic that they spend 20 minutes researching beers on the internet before they order each one (like i do). the bottle list was pretty sick, but hard to give this place a perfect score for selection since i didnít know what half of the beers on the menu were. i like to have a nice selection of styles available - but i never bothered to check what style half the beers on the menu even were. neat place. would be happy to return. liked this more than any manhattan bar. happy it wasnít crowded when i stopped by. Warning: may get stuck hanging out with maxxdaddy and RamyG4 if you show up here.
rickhall28 (248) Denville, New Jersey | May 5, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
I visited Torst today & enjoyed my time there very much. This is a very original craftbeer bar (only open 1 1/2 months)...with a Danish theme...which makes sense since the owner Jeppe is Danish. He is also a gypsy brewer and many of his beers are available on tap & in the bottle (and can) under the Evil Twin & Westbrook names. He brews in SC, CT, & Denmark among other places. The bartender Anthony was very helpful which was important given the large selection of unusual & hard to find beers & Torst not offering flights. That meant I had to order 8oz glasses to have even a chance of sampling a variety of the beers (vs the 14oz pours). I started with a very unique Evil Twin Bikini Beer...believe it or not a 2.7% IPA! I then moved to the Italiano Tipopils Pilsner at 5%...nice and dry...followed by the Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA at 6.5%...my favorite of the day. I finished with a can of Westbrook IPA at 6.8% that Jeppe has made in the brewery of that name...very nice European style IPA. Although both the draft & bottle lists are impressive...keep in mind many of these beers you will likely not have heard of given they are from gypsy brewers (Jeppe and others I presume). Thatís part of the fun of course but I recommend several visits as well as leaning on one of the bartenders. Although they have cheese & meat boards...the real menu & Danish restaurant will open up in a back room in the near future (or so I was told). Although this is a great place...especially so shortly into its inception...I think the 100 ratings a number of people have given are way too generous (or enthusiastic). A place doesnít get a 100 rating out of the gate...it needs to earn it over time...& prove that their success is not a fluke. I also canít give a perfect score to value. This place is on the expensive side...& thatís OK given its NYC & unusual beers...but still not a 10 in this category...same thing with the ambiance...really nice...but a perfect score? Finally...& this is just me personally...before I give a 100 rating I would usually like to see a hand pump, or a cask ale...or just a little more character & history to the place. Still...great new craftbeer establishment...definitely worth a special trip.
TBone (215) Pori, Finland | March 12, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
I was there in the opening day (waiting behind the door for opening), so it is of course a bit early to say about eg. service. Also importance for locals is perhaps a bit different than for a Scandinavian beer tourist.
Location is next to Nassau Str subway station so it is not too difficult to get there from Manhattan. Design of this place is very Scandinavian and for me (Northern European) it looked perhaps even a bit too neat for my liking - it is like a wine bar as someone said, but liked the wood they used. Beers on tap were difficult to read, but they are going to change the ink. Mirrors and tap handles are cool. Tap list was very impressive - of course focused to Evil Twin and some "friends" (Omnipollo, De Molen etc). Damn good beers! Prices werenít that bad either. One minus for that ABVs were not listed. The bottle list was one of the most impressive Iíve seen, you can compare it to eg. Akkuratís vintage list. Some prices sky high, but also ok priced bottles available. Place to revisit for sure.
jredmond (195) Manhattan, New York | March 16, 2013| Updated July 17, 2014
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Stopped by after work with Linh to meet up with Max and Tim. Dimly lit with really sleek, ivory looking bar. Others have mentioned a Scandinavian feel to the place, but I personally have no reference to such descriptors. It feels very unique and though out. As previously mentioned, the draft list is a bit difficult to read off the mirrors, but itís a small price to pay for the top notch selection. The bottle list could be the best Iíve personally ever seen. Slated to become one of the worlds best beer bars, I definitely plan to stop by a few times per month. Awesome place.
merc7186 (159) North Tonawanda, New York | November 18, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited on 8/13/13.
A: The vibe of the place is pretty cool but basic...nothing flashy or out of the ordinary, a very clean and straight forward bar environment.
Q: the quality of the beers is really good because they dont carry any dogs on tap or in bottles. Very solid selection on both ends.
S: It was a tuesday night when we went and other than a mild surge around 10pm, the bartenders were very attentive, outgoing, and somewhat knowledgeable about what was on tap.
S: Evil Twin Heavy for obvious reseaons although didnt see too much on tap that could not be purchased in local bottles shops. I guess I went in with the stigma about their awesome tap selection that other people had talked about but just didnt find to be the mind blowing experience as previously mentioned. Found it a lot easier to order off of the bottle list than tap list.
V: Paying NYC prices on taps, bottles are obviously higher and over priced in some instances.
Overall, a cool place to hang out and maybe find an occassional Evil Twin release...on of the best places in Brooklyn.
jtclockwork (156) , New Jersey | March 9, 2013| Updated March 14, 2013
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
First review. Amazing world class bar. Lovely wood carvings and atmosphere. Reminds me of the interior of an old Scandinavian log cabin. Beer selection is top notch. Very focused on quality. Some really rare brews. Obviously some of the rarer beers are pricey, which is to be expected. Generally the prices are decent. Attentive and gracious staff. Restaurant portion opens in a few months. Great job Jeppe!
Beerman6686 (146) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | April 12, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Where do I start with this one. Ambiance is very interesting, small tight bar, small woden long tables with tap list written on mirrors above the taps. Very hipster esque. Service was good for how crowded it was, and friendly bartenders. Selection is just off the charts between the one off tap stuff, awesoem bottle list, and even some surprises not listed on the menu i;ve never seen a list like this before, ever! I thoguht value was very good considering the quality of beer that is being offered on tap, and the fact that everything can be had in 8 oz portions, mostly for $5, which allows many ticks to be had without breaking the bank. Overall an absolute must stop if in NYC area.
Jow (137) New York | March 14, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Stopped by after work. Really sleek looking Scandinavian design. amazing beer selection and while the bottle list is pricey for whales the taps were reasonable. location isnít super convenient for me to get to which is good or Iíd be spending all my paychecks here. canít wait for restaurant as well.
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