The Brother-vs.-Brother Feud Behind the New Twin Peaks Beer – GQ Magazine

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Sibling rivalry! Lynchian design! Delicious beer!

Mere weeks after Twin Peaks ended (for the second time), David Lynch is back with a new project: cans of beer. On Wednesday, the Danish brewery Mikkeller announced it was partnering with Lynch for a trio of collaborative beers launching this weekend at Lynch’s Festival of Disruption in LA. The three beers will be available in 16-ounce cans covered in Lynchian artwork created by Mikkeller’s head designer Keith Shore. (Shore apparently took inspiration from the show’s imagery and symbols including the iconic zig-zag floor pattern of the Red Room.)

Inside the colorful vessels are three seemingly ho-hum beers with lovable—if somewhat predictable—names: Log Lady Lager, Red Room Ale, and Damn Good Coffee Stout, featuring coffee from Lynch’s proprietary line of David Lynch Signature Cup Organic Coffee. According to Mikkeller, the collaboration came about via Mikkeller NYC Vice President Jim Raras, who had contacts in the Lynch camp and reached out to initiate the collab.

Mikkeller owner and brewmaster Mikkel Borg Bjergsø is known as an ambitious collaborator. He has made collaborative projects with SAS Airlines (served exclusively in-flight), with the restaurant Noma, and with countless cult breweries all over the world. (He even collaborated with Rick Astley last year, just because he’d grown up a fan of the Rickrolling celeb.)

Still, for anyone who follows beer closely, Mikkeller’s Lynch collaboration announcement on Wednesday was something of a shock. That’s because for most of the summer, Bjergsø’s estranged twin brother, Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, with whom he has a strained relationship, had been releasing Twin Peaks-inspired beers under his own Brooklyn-based Evil Twin Brewing label. Jarnit-Bjergsø beer’s were mostly dry-hopped IPA’s and Stouts with verbose names

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