Three Taverns Sets Date for Can Release of Phenom IPA

threetavernslogoThree Taverns Craft Brewery (Decatur, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Can Release of Phenom IPA on Friday, July 26.

Arriving as the latest installment in Three Taverns’ Hop Leaf Project, Phenom is a “summer” India Pale Ale “bursting with aromas and flavors of citrus fruits (orange/tangerine, lemon/lime) and pineapple from the copious amount of dry hopping with Simcoe, Citra and Cascade hops.” Built to have “a restrained bitterness, a subtle sweetness from Golden Naked Oats, and a flavorful, dry finish”, Phenom (5.5% ABV) is primed to be “a crushable and thirst-quenching IPA that’s perfect for combating the Atlanta summer heat.”

Cans of Phenom IPA will debut in The Parlour at Three Taverns Craft Brewery on July 26 and distribution is scheduled to follow shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused retailers, bars and restaurants located within Three Taverns’ distribution footprint in Georgia. Prost!

Vital Information for Phenom IPA from Three Taverns Craft Brewery

Release – Seasonal/Limited; July 26, 2019
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 5.5%
Featured Hops – Simcoe, Citra & Cascade
Recommended Glassware – Nonic
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia

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Three Taverns Schedules Brewery-Only Can Release of Tropical Luxure Sour Ale

ThreeTavernsTLcanThree Taverns Craft Brewery (Decatur, Georgia) has officially announced that it will hold a Limited Can Release for Tropical Luxure, a Tropical Fruit and Cream Sour Ale, on Saturday, June 8.

Meant to serve as a summer-themed extension of the brewery’s Sour Asylum Series, Tropical Luxure is an American Sour Ale that has been given a tropical infusion of “mango, pineapple, passionfruit, and cream.”  Coming in at a refreshing and drinkable 5% ABV, Tropical Luxure promises to be the “perfect companion to help you battle that scorching Atlanta summer heat.”

Tropical Luxure will officially release at The Parlour at Three Taverns at noon on Saturday, June 8.  This Limited Release offering will be available for purchase on draft and in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans (limit of two [2] 6-packs per person).  Tropical Luxure is a brewery-only release that is not expected to see distribution in any form.  Prost!

Vital Information for Tropical Luxure from Three Taverns Craft Brewery

Release – Limited/Sour Asylum Series; June 8, 2019
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 5%
Added Ingredients – Mango, pineapple, passionfruit & cream
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None. Brewery-only release

 

Three Taverns Craft Brewery Releases Fan-Favorite Saporous in Cans

threetavernslogoThree Taverns Craft Brewery (Decatur, Georgia) has officially announced that its wildly-popular Saporous Sour Ale will begin a Limited Release – in both cans and on draft – in mid-April.

Heavily “influenced by the character and flavors of Latin and South America”, Saporous – defined as “capable of exciting the sensation of taste” – is an American Sour Ale with passion fruit, guava, and lactose.  Complementing each other beautifully, these tropical ingredients supply Saporous (5% ABV) with “refreshing fruit flavors and a creamy and smooth mouthfeel.”

Saporous officially released in The Parlour at Three Taverns on April 13 and is scheduled to hang around through September.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located within Three Taverns Craft Brewery’s distribution footprint in Georgia.  Prost!

Vital Information for Saporous from Three Taverns Craft Brewery

Release – Limited/Sour Asylum Series, April – September 2019
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 5%
Added Ingredients – Passion fruit, guava & lactose
Fun Fact – On the can design: “The eclectic and dazzling can design is, as always, from our friends over at Metaleap Creative.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – http://www.threetavernsbrewery.com/find-our-beer

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Tasting Notes: Lord Grey from Three Taverns Craft Brewery

LordGreyPourFor this installment of Tasting Notes, we kick off the week by inviting Lord Grey from Three Taverns Craft Brewery (Decatur, Georgia) to join us for a spot of tea-infused beer.

Released back in February as a new Seasonal addition to Three Taverns’ Sour Asylum Series, Lord Grey was actually conceptualized with the help of folks at The Porter Beer Bar who “suggested the addition of tea leaves in a sour beer.” That idea stuck with the brewers at Three Taverns and they eventually developed a recipe for a “refreshingly balanced 5% sour ale with Earl Grey tea.” All those who sit down with a pour of Lord Grey will be treated to a “crisp and mildly tart” experience where “herbal flavors abound up front with a subtle bergamot orange in the background.”

If you would like to track this offering down, Lord Grey is currently listed on the draft menu at The Parlour at Three Taverns Craft Brewery.  You can also find this Seasonal brew available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer establishments located in Georgia.

Now that the formalities are out of the way, it does appear that it is time for tea and Tasting Notes.  Let’s get to it!

Tasting Notes for Lord Grey from Three Taverns Craft Brewery

Appearance:  Lord Grey presents itself as a pale yellow-colored brew that has a slightly darker, apricot-like hue resting near its core.  When held to direct light, the overall color softens to the palest of yellows that has the look of lemon juice at it edges.  The beer has a good amount of cloudiness to it, but a vibrant carbonation level can still be seen bouncing about within.  The pour produced half a finger of wispy, white foam, but it dissipates immediately and leaves no trace of lace.

Aroma:  The aromatics softly open with the floral and citrusy notes of bergamot held against a strong backbone of black tea.  The lacto-fermentation then works its way in to round things out with a note that is similar to lightly-sweetened lemonade.  This aroma may be straight-forward, but its pronounced yet comforting nature easily lures you in for a sip.

Taste:  Delicate and reserved, the flavor profile opens with a dead-on Earl Grey tea character that is laced with a touch of herbaceousness and soothingly floral lavender.  The bergamot has presence, adding a good amount of orange zest and floral tones to the black tea.  This transitions nicely into the lemony qualities of the base Sour Ale to create a combination that comes across as the most pleasant and refined Arnold Palmer – the delightful union of iced tea and lemonade – that you have ever had.

Mouthfeel:  Light in body with a medium carbonation level, Lord Grey dries out nicely and is crisply refreshing.  It is lightly tart on the palate, but only enough to read as a burst of citrusy brightness.  The ABV is reserved for the most part, but it does supply a gentle warmth in the throat as the experience goes on.  The aftertaste is just a bit of that previously mentioned Arnold Palmer-like quality.

Final Thoughts:  Just as one might hope from a tea-themed beer, everything about Lord Grey has a certain level of grace to it.  Despite having flavor and aromatic notes that run the risk of becoming overwhelming on their own, each aspect of this beer – whether it be the black tea, bergamot, lavender or the Sour Ale used as the base – finds its place and joins all the other notes to create an approachable unified whole.  Sure, it is sophisticated and elegant, but it still has that Arnold Palmer-ish familiarity that nearly everyone can relate to.  This results in a cold tea experience that still somehow retains the pleasant and inviting comfortable warmth you get from a cup of Earl Grey.  Lord Grey is afternoon tea meets after-work beer, and that combo gets a big ol’ thumbs up from us.  Prost!

 

Three Taverns Craft Brewery to Offer Lord Grey in Cans

3TavernsLordGrey2Three Taverns Craft Brewery (Decatur, Georgia) has announced that Lord Grey Sour Ale will officially hit cans for the first time in mid-February.

Arriving as the latest can offering from Three Taverns’ Sour Asylum Series, Lord Grey was actually conceptualized with the help of the folks at The Porter Beer Bar who “suggested the addition of tea leaves in a sour beer.”  That idea stuck with the brewers at Three Taverns and they eventually developed a recipe for a “refreshingly balanced 5% sour ale with Earl Grey tea.”  All those who sit down with a pour of Lord Grey will be treated to a “crisp and mildly tart” experience where “herbal flavors abound up front with a subtle bergamot orange in the background.”

“We can’t wait to get this beer into people’s hands, it’s been a favorite of our staff and the folks in The Parlour for quite some time. The can art really conveys the full experience we were going for with this beer and to see it all come together has been a really fun experience.”

 

– Brian Purcell, Founder and CEO of Three Taverns Craft Brewery

Cans of Lord Grey will debut at Three Taverns Craft Brewery on February 16 and enter distribution during the week of February 19.  You can expect to find this Sour Asylum offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer establishments located in Georgia.  Prost!

Vital Information for Lord Grey from Three Taverns Craft Brewery

Release – Sour Asylum Series, cans launch mid-February 2018
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 5%
Added Ingredients – Earl Grey tea
Recommended Glassware – Teku glass
Fun Fact – Lord Grey joins Rapturous and Enchantress as the third Sour Asylum Series offering to see availability in cans

Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – http://www.threetavernsbrewery.com/find-our-beer/