I think it’s appropriate that the first article on this brand new beer blog is about a brand new New York City brewery, Threes Brewing. Located in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn at 333 Douglass Street, this 15-Barrel brewery will be part of a 5,000 sq feet brewpub featuring a full kitchen, event space, tasting room, backyard garden, coffee shop (Ninth Street Espresso), and retail store. The bar features 24 taps which will be occupied not only by Threes Brewing’s line up of beers, but other local breweries such as Other Half and Barrier.
The man responsible for the on site beer production is Head Brewer Greg Doroski (formally of Greenport Harbor Brewery). With a focus on farmhouse style beers, such as Saisons, and the use of Brettanomyces, Doroski isn’t afraid to play around with flavorful hop profiles. This is most noticeable with their first public release which is called Single Tree IPA. Using a combination of Amarillo, Eldorado, and Centennial hops, this low IBU IPA is abundant with pine and citrus hop aroma and flavor. I got to taste this beer and 3 others during a tasting at the Brewery.
The use of flavorful hops continues with their Arboretum Pale Ale. This beer gets its bright apricot and grapefruit flavor from Palisade and Cascade hops. Doroski’s farmhouse influence shines through with his Wandering Bine Saison. A mix fermented saison which is clean, crisp, and slightly funky with notes of melon and Brettanomyces. The forth beer of the night was Threes Saison, aka Pilot 14724. This recirculated fermented saison was a nice straight forward example of the style. Dry and refreshing.
The tasting was followed by a tour of the brewery and a tasting of numerous bottles from other breweries. I am looking forward to tasting more of Threes Brewing beers and spending time at the brewpub, which should be fully opened by the end of November. Threes Brewing is a welcome addition to NYC. Cheers!