Three Taverns Brewery

Decatur, Georgia

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A Chattanooga Whiskey collaboration: Three Taverns Mont Fang

Three Taverns Mont Fang

Three Taverns Mont Fang, a collaboration with collaboration with Chattanooga Whiskey, debuts on October 27th.

This imperial milk stout is actually a two-way collaboration between to two artisan companies. Chattanooga Whiskey gave Three Taverns oak barrels that were used to age their 1816 Bourbon. The brewery aged a strong milk stout in the barrels, which have now been returned to the distillery to further age a bourbon.

Three Taverns Mont Fang is the result of the barrel-aging experiment – available in 750 milliliter bottles at the brewery starting at 11 am on October 27th.

Style: Imperial Milk Stout (Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: 750ml Bottles. Limited Release, Brewery Only.)
Debut: 10/27/18

12.5% ABV

 

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Three Taverns is releasing a “double” edition of their breakfast beer 

Three Taverns Double Smack

Three Taverns Double Smack will be available at the Decatur, Georgia based brewery on September 8th.

The brewery celebrated their 4th anniversary last November and a pastry stout dubbed Morning Stout came with it. The breakfast inspired beer is a coffee milk stout brewed with maple, bacon, and bananas.  In March, the brewery canned the flavor blast in 12-ounce cans.

In September, Three Taverns Double Smack, an even bigger version of Morning Smack will debut at the brewery.

400 bottles of this boozier version go on sale at 11 am, aged for 11 months in fresh bourbon barrels. Limited to 2 per person.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee. Maple. Bacon. Bananas. Lactose. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles. 400 Available. Brewery Only.
Debut: 9/8/18

12.5% ABV 

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London Fog inspired Three Taverns Lord Fog debuts in cans

Three Taverns Lord Fog

Three Taverns Lord Fog debuts at the brewery on Friday – inspired by the London Fog beverage.

Those unfamiliar with a London Fog, the beverage is made with hot tea, hot milk and a touch of vanilla syrup. Three Taverns Lord Fog is brewed in a similar fashion. This Sour Asylum Series release is brewed with Earl Grey tea, lactose milk sugar, vanilla, and lavender.

MORE: SOUR ASYLUM SERIES

Lord Fog will be available with the brewery opens on Friday, August 24th in 12-ounce cans.

Style: Sour/Wild Ale ( w/ Tea. Lactose. Vanilla. Lavender.)
Availability: 12oz Cans
Debut: 8/24/18

5% ABV

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Three Taverns Cush (ion) hazy IPA softens up the taproom Saturday

Three Taverns Cush

Three Taverns Cush, a new hazy India pale ale, debuts on July 14th.

Galaxy, El Dorado, and Hallertau Blanc hops plus a touch of lactose highlight this 8.7% alcohol by volume IPA – touted as “juicy and soft”.

 A huge bouquet aroma of citrus and bursting with juice [SIC] flavors of passion fruit and pineapple with an incredibly soft (or “cushiony”) and creamy mouthfeel. This is one not to miss! 

Three Taverns Cush is available in limited 12-ounce cans and draft starting Saturday, July 14th

Style: Imperial IPA/Hazy IPA (w/ Lactose)
Hops: Galaxy, El Dorado, Hallertau Blanc
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: 7/14/18

8.7% ABV

Ed Note: Cush releases on Saturday, July 14th instead of July 13th as previously reported. 

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Three Taverns 3 Day IPA returns ahead of local art festival

Three Taverns 3 Day IPA 2018

Three Taverns 3 Day IPA is back in cans this weekend, ahead of the local Decatur Arts Festival.

This hoppy release is actually the official beer Decatur Arts Festival. The session India pale ale was a huge hit when first released on draft in 2016.

This year’s release dry-hopped, and features Amarillo, Lemondrop, Mosaic, and El Dorado hops.

…is a 4.6% session IPA that is hazy in appearance and extremely crushable.

Three Taverns 3 Day IPA is available at the taproom starting May 23rd in 12-ounce cans, and draft.

Style: IPA
Hops: Amarillo, Mosaic, Lemondrop, El Dorado
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 5/23/17

4.5% ABV

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Three Taverns Helm’s Deep, “the monster” returns

Three Taverns Helm's Deep

Three Taverns Helm’s Deep returns to the Decatur, Georgia brewery’s lineup again on December 17th.

This imperial stout was initially a long time coming. Ahead of the original release in 2016, the crew at Three Taverns has been aging this monster in various bourbon barrels, looking for the perfect oaky compliment.

The 2016 edition found a perfect pairing in 8 year old Heaven Hill bourbon barrels. Helm’s Deep is their “thickest and chewiest beer to date” according to brewery founder Brian Purcell. (Note: we believe this year’s edition is also aged in 8 year barrels.)

Long hidden in the deep shadows of eight-year-old bourbon barrels, this full-bodied imperial stout emerges thick as the blackest night. An intestinal dark malt complexity with notes of chocolate and vanilla leads to a labyrinth of flavors saturated in vanilla and oak.

750 milliliter bottles of Three Taverns Helm’s Deep will be available starting at 3 pm at the brewery, and has not sold out by close on Sunday evening.

Style: Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft. Limited to 600 bottles.
Debut: 12/17/16
Latest Return: 12/17/17

13% ABV

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Joran Van Ginderachter departs Three Taverns for Monday Night; future brewery

Joran Van Ginderachter, brewmaster of Three Taverns Craft Brewery, has parted ways his first American brewery home. He will now assume a brewer role with Atlanta’s Monday Night Brewing.

‘Van Ginderachter studied Chemistry at the University of Ghent before interning with his uncle Peter Bouckaert, a legend at U.S. based New Belgium, and now Purpose Brewing and Cellars in Fort Collins, Colorado. At the close of his internship, Joran returned to Belgium, ultimately co-founding Brouwers Verzet in 2011. The creativity and passion in the American industry brought Joran to Three Taverns, where he has been overseeing the day to day operations, as well as creating the brewery’s wild ale program.

Unfortunately, not everything goes as planned. For reasons not immediately disclosed, Joran Van Ginderachter has departed Three Taverns. Just a few miles away, Monday Night Brewing has stepped in to help.

Peter Kiley, head brewer at Monday Night tells Beer Street Journal that this move is intended to keep extraordinary talent in Georgia. “We know business can be complicated sometimes. Joran is a good friend to us, and an integral part of the brewing community in Georgia,” Kiley said.

This move over to Monday Night is a temporary one. Joran and close friends Shawn Bainbridge and Tim Kilic
will open Halfway Crooks Brewing and Blending in Atlanta in 2018. Expect everything from pilsners to saisons and wild ales from the trio.

In the meantime, don’t be surprised if you see Van Ginderachter brewing at Monday Night or running around the brewery’s new “Garage” location.

“Thanks to a must needed change in Georgia beer laws, the state is poised for growth. We want to keep talent like Joran’s here with us, and we are extremely excited. Even if it’s just for a little while,” said Kiley.

In an interesting, and unrelated twist, brewer Adam Bishop has parted ways with Monday Night. Co-founder Jonathan Baker tells Beer Street Journal that his departure is unrelated to the arrival of Joran.

“It’s just really weird timing,” said Baker.