Threes Brewing

Other Half and a walk to Threes Brewing

Today was Threes Brewing official release of their Single Tree IPA. They released a total of 250 growlers at the excellent low price of only $10. So I decided to stop by Other Half Brewery’s tap room before I walked over to Threes Brewing to pick up my growler.

Other Half

Other Half Brewery is currently making my favorite beers in New York City. I feel that they are truly the Hop Kings of the East Coast. From their Imperial IPA Greens Diamonds to their Triple IPA All Green Everything, to their Session IPAs Small Green Everything and Forever Green, to their single hop Nelson Sauvin IPA and their Cascadian Dark IPA Doug, everything they create I have loved. Their repertoire goes beyond super hoppy IPAs with such beer as the Chardonnay Barrel Aged Farmhouse Saison Veldrijden Love, Short Dark and Handsome Stout, Koksidje Belgian Tripel, and Laatste Ronde Rauchbier. They put out a new beer almost every week and just celebrated their 100th batch of beer since the brewery opened this past January. It also helps that they are only a 15 minute ride away from me on the G train, so I go to their tasting room all the time.

Nelson Sauvin IPA

I have been wanting to try their new Nelson Sauvin single hop IPA since it’s release a little while ago and I finally got a taste of it. Super fruity, dry, and refreshing and at a ABV of 7%, this beer goes down quick.

Doug Cascadian Dark Ale

The Doug came out a little while ago, but I haven’t had a chance to try it until today. Super danky with a nice roasty undertone, this is a great black IPA. A hop lovers dream.

Plan Bee Farm Brewery Mattrazzo Ale

The small and intimate tap room of Other Half tends to encourage people to bring bottles to share with the staff and other patrons. I have tasted some great beers here not made by Other Half through the generosity of complete strangers. This bottle of Plan Bee Farm Brewery Mattrazzo Ale was cracked opened and shared. A very earthy saison with a nice honey tones.

Threes Brewing

From Other Half I made the 1.4 mile walk over to Threes Brewing. Today was their Smite Brite event with food provided by Delaney’s BBQ (One of my favorite BBQ spots in NYC). A large crowd was there to sample 3 of their new beers: Wandering Bine Sasion, Arboretum Pale Ale, and Single Tree IPA.

Bar crowd. Taps not up quite yet.

I ordered the Arboretum and got a pulled pork sandwich and headed out to their backyard.



After the quick bite, I headed back in to grab my growler and called it a day. Another great day of beer in Brooklyn!

Bottle of Other Have BA V_Love and a growler of Threes Brewing Single Tree IPA



Threes Brewing

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.

L to R: Wandering Bine, Arboretum, Single Tree, Empty cup of Pilot Saison

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!

Brewer Greg Doroski

Wine barrels for barrel aging. The mini-barrels are for specialty cocktails.

The bar. I promise to get a better camera.