Threes Brewing Categorical Error is our Beer of the Week. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)
With summer just around the corner, I’ve cut way back on my beer consumption — not because I expect it will reveal some hidden mid-section six pack, but merely to get my full-on dad bod back. But, when I was at Whole Foods picking up a few ingredients that I can only get there, I saw it: a floor stack of Threes Brewing Categorical Error. (more…)
Sand City Brewing Co. in Northport. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)
Most any story written about the current state of Long Island beer today mentions the proliferation of small new breweries on Long Island. There really are a lot of breweries on Long Island now. Some are on the bigger side — think Great South Bay Brewery or Greenport Harbor Brewing Company. But most of the new kids on the block are far smaller.
A can of Threes Brewing Vliet. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)
I’m an ale guy. Typically the hoppier the better, though I’m finding that balancing all those hops is more important to me than ever. As the hops arms race continues, I’m actually finding fewer new IPAs that I love.
Pilsner is a style that I don’t like at all. Or at least I thought I didn’t. I’ve always found them skunky with some weird off flavors and a bitterness that’s different from the juicy hop bombs that I prefer.
Then I took a flier on a can of Threes Brewing Vliet (rhymes with “fleet”) at my local beer bar, mostly because I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve tasted from brewmaster Greg Doroski’s portfolio. It was an eye opener, a revelation really. Refreshing and free of any off-putting flavors, there was a delicious, clean bitterness at the end. And at 5.2% ABV, it was not as hefty as those IPAs I adore. (more…)
A can of Moustache Brewing Co.’s Proton IPA. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)
Double India Pale Ales — or DIPA for short — aren’t supposed to be this drinkable. Standard India Pale Ales are intensely flavorful and hoppy. DIPA are typically made with even more malt and a lot more hops. They can be sweet, thick, high-alcohol, resinous and impossibly bitter. Usually if I’m having one, it will be after a day of drinking other styles. And I’ll almost always stop at one. These aren’t beers that you drink a four-pack of in a sitting, typically. (more…)