April marks the beginning of new things here at Three Taverns, starting with the launch of our new website. We’ve been hard at work these last 5 months designing a new site that reflects the deeper philosophy of why we exist as a brewery and our mission to unlock new doorways of experience for those who drink our beers. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Alongside the launch of our new website is the recently launched A Night On Ponce IPA. This newest release is the second beer in our Outlier series, accompanying Prince of Pilsen as our only non Belgian-style beers. We’ve long been curious at the brewery how American ale yeast would transform our flagship A Night In Brussels IPA. Curiosity finally got the better of us, so we switched our house strain of Belgian yeast for an American strain and transformed the same recipe coming off the brewing system into a distinctly different beer. These twin sons of different mothers can now guide your understanding of the significant impact yeast has on the aroma and flavor complexity of beer. Having the same clean, dry finish of A Night In Brussels, the American ale yeast unleashes lush new notes of citrus fruit in the aroma and the flavor resulting in a very drinkable American IPA. With the overwhelming positive response from the market after only 4 weeks of availability, we quickly added this experimental beer to our core line-up with bottles slated for release in 6-packs sometime in May.
Speaking of 6-packs, another transformation taking placed this month will be the transition from 4-packs to 6-packs of all our year round 12oz. beers. Soon to be a part of Three Taverns’ past, our 4-pack offerings of Single Intent, A Night In Brussels IPA and White Hops will be available moving forward in standard 6-pack format. While 4-pack is standard for Belgian beers, we feel it is time to move our year-round offerings into a package more familiar to the American craft consumer.
April also ushers in the return of Quasimodo, our Spring/Summer seasonal beer. The second annual Quasimodo day at the brewery this Saturday, April 11th, welcomes the 2nd release of our brewery’s most highly acclaimed beer. Draft and 750ml bottles hit the market the following week with a new surprise coming a little later in April, the first release of Quasimodo in 12oz. 4-packs. While not bottle conditioned like the larger 750ml format, these smaller bottles require less commitment and more opportunities to drink and enjoy this beloved quadrupel ale.
Some of you were present at March’s Secret Stash Bash at the prado in Sandy Springs when Departed Spirit, our bourbon barrel aged version of Theophan the Recluse won Best Beer as voted by the attendees of the festival. We were overwhelmed with joy to win such a coveted trophy from among some of the best US and local craft breweries and amazingly complex, limited release beers. Aged for 1 year in 8 year old bourbon barrels, this second in our barrel aged offerings, will be available in limited supply on draft and in 750ml bottle conditioned bottles at the end of April. You’ll want to get a bottle to share now and to age for later.