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.
Three Taverns Craft Brewery (Decatur, GA) will unveil a new Imaginarium Project release and collaboration today – Dubbel Shot. Shot is a Belgian-style oatmeal coffee dubbel.
Three Taverns partnered with Thrive Farmers, a coffee farmer-direct supply chain. Thrive Farmers provides a sustainable, continuous income at prices that will allow farmers to have a better standard of living for their families.
A 2014 creation to first emerge from the Imaginarium Project, Dubbel Shot, and 8% Belgian-style oatmeal coffee Dubbel launches from the Parlour this weekend. First pouring on Friday evening from 5:30-8:00 during tours + tastings. On Saturday afternoon, Thrive will join us during the official release from 2:30-4:30. Dubbel Shot will release to market on draft next week as a limited offering
The Imaginarium Project is a series of experimental releases created by the small brewery staff. Some releases could see full scale production in the future. Three Taverns Dubbel Shot debuts today at the brewery.
Read more: Three Taverns Imaginarium Project
Three Taverns Craft Brewery (Decatur, GA) advances their new Imaginarium Project at the brewery this weekend. The project is designed to unleash the creative energies and imaginations of the brewery’s five employees.
This weekend’s release features Theophan the Recluse infused with serrano peppers, cocoa nibs, vanilla bean + cinnamon sticks. These unique offerings could be future full scale releases by Three Taverns.
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