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On Tap: A 21-spout Flux Capacitor precisely controls tap carbonation and temperature. Each glass—whether a dark Thisted Limfjords Porter or an effervescent Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar imperial IPA—is a perfect pour.
Bottle Menu: A rotating selection—many never before sold in the U.S.—has included coveted strains like Fritz Briem’s 1809 Berliner Weisse and Närke Kaggen Stormaktsporter.
What’s Cooking: Chef Daniel Burns—an alum of Copenhagen’s Noma—operates the tiny restaurant Luksus in a back room, where seasonal plates are served with beer pairings.
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On Tap: Also Flux Capacitor–equipped, Mikkel one-ups his twin by doubling the number of drafts. Among the 42 being poured, try the Tenderloin series, crafted especially for the establishment.
Bottle Menu: It’s hard to find a more comprehensive collection of tart, sour beers (such as vintage Cantillon and Drie Fonteinen).
What’s Cooking: The elevated pub fare, like chef Mike O’Brien’s housemade beef, lamb, pork or veal sausages, pairs optimally with any drink.