A little Beer Street Journal exclusive for you beautiful people. Three Taverns Inceptus, will be the Decatur, Georgia brewery’s first sour ale.
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 in August
Ed note: Bottle release date changed to August.
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.
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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.
Image via Three Taverns
Three Taverns Craft Brewery (Decatur, GA) will launch The Imaginarium Project in January, 2015. The project is designed to unleash the creative energies and imaginations of the brewery’s five employees.
Three Taverns will implement their pilot brewing system dubbed “Genesis” to create new and unusual brews that will debut in the tasting room during weekly tours. Depending on the feedback and success of these creations, some could see the big time in full brewery production.
Additionally, Three Taverns has ordered new fermenters that will double their capacity. The fermenters are expected to be delivered in February, 2015.
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Last year was the debut of Three Taverns (Decatur, GA) Christmas offering, Feest Noel. It arrived draft only.
This year, the brewery will bottle Feest Noel in 750ml bottles alongside draft this year.
FEEST NOEL is merriment in aglass—a spiced Christmas ale meant to evoke joy and mystery. Merriment is a hallmark of the holiday season, seasoning our greetings and our gatherings. 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 also is debuting their first barrel aged offering Heavy Bells this week.
10% ABV, 30 IBUs