Decatur, Georgia based Three Taverns Brewery has packed their first canned offering, hitting shelves by mid-July.
First up – Three Taverns Prince of Pilsen, the brewery’s traditional pilsner first released in the fall of 2014.
Prince of Pilsen tributes the most popular beer style in the world. Originally brewed in the bohemian City of Pilsen in 1842, the new sensation was widely imitated and now makes up 90% of beer consumed around the globe. This Euro-style version is refreshingly crisp and dry hopped with Falconer’s Flight 7Cs for a distinct citrus aroma and bite.
Three Taverns Prince of Pilsen is already available in 12 ounce bottles and draft. 12 ounce cans of Pilsen start hitting shelves the week of July 11th. A kick of tour party is planned for Monday, July 11th. Attendees can take home one of the first Prince of Pilsen 6-packs.
More canned offering are currently in planning, but not announced.
If you go:
Three Taverns Craft Brewery
121 New Street, Decatur, GA 30030
Image provided to Beer Street Journal by Three Taverns
Three Taverns Sour Asylum #5, aka Pomethus, debuts April 29th. This release will be brewery only.
The Decatur, Georgia based brewery’s Sour Asylum Series features various Lactobacillus fermented beers, sometimes with spice and fruit additions. Three Taverns Sour Asylum #5’s fruit of choice is pomegranate.
Pomethus is a facto-fermented sour brewed with pilsner and wheat malts and matured on pomegranate. Known to ancient traders as the “fruit of paradise,” the sacred pomegranate’s tartness and touch of sweetness are a delectable delight.
Three Taverns Sour Asylum #5 is 750 milliliter, bottle-conditioned bottle. Tour attendees can receive up to 2 per person, depending on tour purchase.
Style: American Wild/Sour Ale
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Three Taverns Theophan the Recluse is shipping again in January, 2016. The beer kicked off the brewery’s 750ml series last year. Recluse is brewed with a mix of eight specialty dark malts, Muscovado sugar, and a Belgian yeast strain.
2016’s recipe has been slightly adjusted from past brews. Three Taverns has dialed down the lighter adjunct sugars and dialing up the heavier and darker malt sugars for a more viscous version of the imperial stout. This translates (as they put it): dialing down the Belgian aspects, and dialing up the Russian aspects. Sorry Belgians.
Theophan the Recluse was a Russian monk known for the spiritual depth and complexity of his writings. We consider him a perfect namesake for this rich, complex imperial stout, brewed with eight specialty malts, dark Muscovado sugar and a Belgian yeast strain. Deep, mysterious, full-bodied and indefinably exotic, Theophan the Recluse is meant to transport drinkers to a place of deep contemplation, mystical insight and inspired conversation.
Three Taverns Theophan the Recluse has been a home run for the brewery, ever since the beer debut a few years ago. Available in 750 milliliter bottles and draft. A bourbon barrel-aged edition has been available in the past as well (aka Departed Spirit).
Three Taverns Bourbon Barrel-Aged Feest Noel debuts this Sunday at the brewery in Decatur, Georgia. This is the first time a barrel-aged edition of this beer has been bottled.
Feest Noel, the brewery’s festival Belgian-style quadrupel, was first bottled in time for Christmas 2014. The beer is brewed with cardamom, allspice and clove, bolstered by the Belgian yeast nice warming of the 10% ABV.
Three Taverns Bourbon Barrel-Aged Feest Noel came out of the barrel strong. In your face, bourbon flavor strong. Additionally, the spices had faded after a year of barrel rest as well. So brewery founder Brian Purcell opted to blend the barreled Feest with the fresh, 2015 batch. Trust us when we say, the barrel isn’t hidden at all by the blend. Purcell and the brewing team have found a great balance in the blend, making this a great seasonal treat.
Three Taverns Bourbon Barrel-Aged Feest Noel is available in 750ml bottles as tour souvenir. Limited distribution to follow the first week of December.
10% ABV, 30 IBUs
Three Taverns Inceptus, is officially the first sour by the Decatur, Georgia brewery.
Three Taverns Inceptus has a story, as every beer does, but this one is a little different. On the rare occasion Atlanta gets snow, it grinds the city to a complete halt. Joran Van Ginderachter, Three Tavern’s brewmaster, went to work. He’s Belgian. He loves beer. That’s what he does.
As it happened, Joran walked into the brewery that day with an ear-to-ear grin. The crisp, frigid air, he announced, was clean and healthy. In sum, perfect conditions for open fermentation, a process by which wild yeast is “caught” from the air instead of cultivated.
So the brewers transferred wort into a mini-fermenter and placed it outside, exposed to the air. Over the next few days they observed the signs of spontaneous fermentation and were rewarded with a wild yeast strain that literally arrived with the wind.
After primary fermentation, the wort was transferred to oak barrels and the rest has been up to time. Three Taverns Inceptus is aged in North Georgian wine barrels, with wild-caught yeast.
Three Taverns Inceptus will be available in 12.7 ounce bottles at the brewery, on August 23rd, 2 pm.
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Three Taverns A Night On Ponce heads to bottles on June 5th. This beer is an American spin on the brewery’s A Night in Brussels.
Three Taverns launched with A Night in Brussels, a year-round Belgian-style IPA. To create Three Taverns A Night on Ponce, the brewery used the same recipe for Brussels, and swapped out the Belgian yeast to an American yeast.
The name and artwork (seen above) depicts one of Atlanta’s famous streets, Ponce de Leon Avenue.
A Night on Ponce IPA grafts an American ale yeast onto the same malts and hops used in A Night in Brussels IPA. The result is an entirely different beer, which announces its presence with lush notes of citrus fruit before tapering to a clean, dry finish.
Three Taverns A Night on Ponce joins the brewery’s lineup on June 5th, in 12oz bottles and draft.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Departed Spirit recently took first in Atlanta’s Secret Stash Bash in March. Above, oran Van Ginderacther and brewery founder Brian Purcell celebrate the top spot.
Beer Street Journal sampled Three Taverns Departed Spirit this week, and can safely say, we are excited. The beer has a great bourbon to stout balance. The barrels don’t over power the greatness that Theophan the Recluse is.
Expect Three Taverns Departed Spirit in 750ml bottles in late April. The artwork will remember Heavy Bells, their bourbon barrel quad.