Three Taverns Brewery

Decatur, Georgia

Posted in New Releases, Three Taverns Brewery

Three Taverns 3 Day IPA finds cans for the first time

Three Taverns 3 Day IPA

Three Taverns 3 Day IPA is back again this weekend, in cans for the first time.

Brewed as the official beer of the brewery’s hometown Decatur Arts Festival, the session India pale ale was a huge hit in 2016.

This year’s release is stlll heavily dry-hopped with Amarillo and Mosaic hops, plus a 2017 addition of Lemondrop.

Beginning with the explosive tropical aromas of mango, pineapple, grapefruit, and subtle piney undertones, this year’s version has the same smooth and quaffable finish suited for 3 days in the Decatur sun.

Three Taverns 3 Day IPA is available at the taproom starting May 25th, and select establishments that carry Three Taverns.

Style: IPA
Hops: Amarillo, Mosaic, Lemondrop
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 5/25/17

4.5% ABV

Image: Three Taverns

Posted in Seasonal Return, Three Taverns Brewery

Three Taverns Pomethus, aka Sour Asylum #5 returns in cans

Three Taverns Pometheus

Three Taverns Pomethus, aka Sour Asylum #5 will be available in cans at the brewery starting today.

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 Pomethus was originally released last April in 750 milliliter bottles. 12 ounce cans are available as a to-go option on the tour starting today.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Pomegranate)
Availability: 12oz Cans. Draft.
Release: 4/29/16

4.5% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Three Taverns Brewery

Three Taverns Third Age, aged in sherry kicks off the new year

Three Taverns Third Age

Three Taverns Third Age, a barrel-aged old ale, will debut in January.

The strong ale has been aging in PX Sherry barrels, resulting in a very “intense” flavor experience according to the brewery.

…rich with the aroma and flavor of dark fruit, caramel and the intense complexities of sherry and oak.

Earlier this month, Helm’s Deep, another strong barrel-aged beer was released on a special tour at the brewery.

Three Taverns Third Age made a preview appearance at Atlanta’s Strong Beer Fest. 750 milliliter bottles will be available on a ticket tour at the brewery on January 14th, 2017.

Style: Old Ale (Barrel Aged. Sherry.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Debut: 1/14/17

11% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Three Taverns Brewery

Three Taverns Helm’s Deep: 8 Year Heaven Hill Barrels

Three Taverns Helm's Deep

Three Taverns Helm’s Deep will debut in bottles in December.

This imperial stout has been been in the works for a while. Not just from the amount of time it takes to age. The crew at Three Taverns have been aging this monster in various barrels, looking for the perfect barrel compliment. That found it 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.

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.

A ticketed event will be held at the brewery on December 17th at 12 pm. Tickets go on sale on Monday, December 12th, $45 dollars each.

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

13% ABV

Posted in New Releases, Three Taverns Brewery

Three Taverns Cranberry Sauced will kick off taproom can series

Three Taverns Cranberry Sauced

Three Taverns Sour Asylum 2 is back in action for the season, and for the first time – cans. This sour is basically Thanksgiving dinner in your mouth.

The Decatur, Georgia based brewery kicked off the Sour Asylum Series with Sour Asylum 1, a Lactobacillus kettle soured beer fermented with the brewery’s house lager yeast.

The second edition took that beer a step further with the addition of cranberry juice, cinnamon and clove. A perfect Thanksgiving sour beer. They call it “Cranberry Sauced” for a reason.

At this point, Three Taverns is at capacity. This is preventing them from putting another release into full production right now. With what little time they have to spare, the brewery is launching a taproom only series of can releases.

Cranberry Sauced is the second in our new series of lacto-fermented sour ales. Spiced with cranberry juice, cinnamon, and clove in the fermenter, and balanced by a pleasing acidity from the lactobacillus strain added to the kettle, this unique beer is your perfect companion to the Thanksgiving season.

Three Taverns Sour Asylum 2 is on tap the brewery starting today, September 1st. You’ll find it on tap in market in October.

Style: Berliner Weisse (w/ Cranberry Juice, Cinnamon, Clove)
Availability: Draft, 12oz Cans (Taproom)

Latest Return: November, 2016

5% ABV

Posted in Seasonal Return, Three Taverns Brewery

Three Taverns Feest Noel returns November 3rd

Three Taverns Feest Noel 2016

Three Taverns Feest Noel, the Decatur, Georgia based brewery’s Christmas offering, returns this week.

Brewery founder Brian Purcell always had a vision for this beer – family. Something that echoed the flavor of this (coming) time of the year, meant to be drank with family and friends. After a few dozen bottles of this big seasonal, we think Purcell and his team have done it.

This Belgian-style quadrupel uses dark roasted malts, imported Belgian dark candy sugar, and spiced accents of cardamom, allspice and cloves. Make this rich ale a part of your holiday celebration.

Three Taverns Feest Noel is available in 750 milliliter bottles, and draft.

Style: Quadrupel (w/ Cardamom, Allspice, Clove)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft. Seasonal Release.
Latest Return: November, 2016

10% ABV, 30 IBUs

Posted in Don't Miss This, Three Taverns Brewery

Spotlight: Three Taverns Hoplicity, the brewery’s hoppiest

Three Taverns Hoplicity cans

Three Taverns Hoplicity was canned this week by the Decatur, Georgia brewery. Not only is the beer one of the hoppiest in their arsenal, it is also one of the most expensive to brew.

Three Taverns Hoplicity debuted last fall. The recipe is anything but a whim. Brewery founder Brian Purcell has been saving up and trading hops in preparation of this monster. Last fall the stars (or hops in this case) aligned. 3T had enough El Dorado,  Amarillo, Simcoe, and Galaxy to brew Hoplicity.

Logically, our next question asked how the brewery arrived at this recipe. Surprisingly, Hoplicity was a shot in the dark. Their Belgian brewmaster Joran Van Ginderachter, didn’t create many aggressive, American, hoppy beers while brewing abroad. Night on Ponce IPA was his first, and a homerun at that.

Hoplicity is a blgger, bolder beer, based loosely on Ponce. At nearly 10%, it is indeed aggressive. Besides beer, music is a big love and inspiration for founder Brian Purcell. Miles Davis classic album Boplicity inspired not only the name of this dank offering, but the feeling of improvisation that brought this beer to light.

Hoplicity carefully crafts a steady backbeat of alpha acids and transitioning layers of resinous, citrus, and tropical hops into a rich textured ensemble. This is our hoppiest beer and promises to leave your palate stunned, erratic, and eager for more.

Three Taverns Hoplicity is a seasonal 12 ounce can and draft release, through winter 2016.

Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: October, 2016

9% ABV, 85 IBUs