Other Half (2019)

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by RobNewton, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. RobNewton

    RobNewton Zealot (578) Dec 30, 2014 New York
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    Other Half Brewery -http://www.otherhalfbrewing.com/,https://instagram.com/otherhalftaproom/

    Address: 195 Centre St Brooklyn, NY 11231

    Tap Room Hours:
    Monday 12pm - 10pm
    Tuesday 12pm - 10pm
    Wednesday 12pm - 10pm
    Thursday 12pm - 12am
    Friday 12pm - 12am
    Saturday 10am - 12am

    Closest Subway Station: Smith-9th St (F and G Train)
    Be sure to check http://web.mta.info/weekender.html for updates!

    Directions From Subway: Walk West on W.9th Street to the intersection, Make a Left on Smith St, walk two blocks and make a right on Centre St, Tap Room is halfway down the block across from the McDonalds. (Approx. 2 min walk)

    Parking: The best bet for parking is usually on the other side of the Court Street, the other side of the expressway. Please don't park at McDonalds as they're known to tow.

    There are Citi bikes at Smith/9th as well.

    Current Tap List + Available Cans:https://otherhalfbrewing.com/location/taproom

    Growler Fills: Other Half uses a Counter Pressure fill system. This requires that all 32oz and 64oz growlers have a 1.125” standard threaded opening.
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    Other Half branded growlers require a $5 deposit. Growlers from other breweries are welcome,but must follow those measurement guidelines. Not all beers are available for growler fills, please check the tap room menu board for details.

    Can and Bottles Sales: Cans and Bottles are for sale in the tap room when they are available. Releases are announced via Other Half’s Instagram/Twitter/Facebook.

    Can releases and other events:https://otherhalfbrewing.com/events

    Can releases occur every weekend and frequently during the week. Check Instagram or the OH website for updates.
    Cans and Bottles cannot be consumed on the premises.

    Other Half Gear:https://store.otherhalfbrewing.comor swing by the taproom.

    Credit Cards: $10 Minimum

    Outside Beer:
    Do not open bottles or cans in the Tap Room unless you have permission from the Other Half crew. Do not drink while waiting outside on line for releases. The sidewalk is NYC property and you can get a open container ticket.

    Kids and Dogs: Yes both are permitted. In the case of dogs, be aware there are brewery cats that hang around.

    Local Eats: McDonalds, Ramen-ya, Pizza Moto, Buttermilk Channel, Frankie’s Spuntino,Court Street Grocer, Ugly Baby, Slowteriaplus many other places along Court St. Outside food is allowed in the Tap Room, just be aware there is not much room to eat.

    Local Bars within a ~20min walk: MiniBar, The Owl Farm, Mission Dolores, Threes Brewing, Bar Great Harry, 4th Ave Pub,Pacific Standard, Park Slope Ale House, The Gate, Lavender Lake.

    Local Bottle Shops:First Place Provisions, Whole Foods Brooklyn

    Also protips from @rozzom : use www.beermenus.com to find nearby Other Half beers when visiting the city!
     
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  2. SpinSamzo

    SpinSamzo Aspirant (219) Mar 11, 2017 New York
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    By the end of 2019 we're gonna be drinking straight up milk
     
  3. bryantc3

    bryantc3 Initiate (152) Apr 12, 2017 New Jersey

    Matter of months until Craft beer is doing fraps with these ridiculous stouts.
     
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  4. rozzom

    rozzom Crusader (759) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    Just noticed the massive scale back in hours since Dec 1. Bummer
     
  5. rozzom

    rozzom Crusader (759) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    Also it’s like the night of the long knives with all the thread lockings
     
  6. Xerlic

    Xerlic Initiate (110) Aug 26, 2016 New York
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    Straight up half and half rozzom style.
     
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  7. RobNewton

    RobNewton Zealot (578) Dec 30, 2014 New York
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    https://www.beeradvocate.com/articl...beer-breaking-down-2018s-ratings-and-reviews/

    "According to its website, New York’s Other Half Brewing Company has released 468 unique beers since opening its doors in January 2014. It 2018, users added a whopping 234 of the brewery’s kegged, canned, and bottled creations to the site."

    Woo!

    Also @rozzom while half and half in cereal sounds excellent, I personally recommend soft serve ice cream in a good sugary cereal like cookie crisp or fruity pebbles.
     
  8. Xeal

    Xeal Initiate (161) Mar 5, 2016 New York
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    Was the surprise we're staying tuned for today at noon that they're open on New Year's Day?
     
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  9. Msudukie

    Msudukie Aspirant (246) Oct 26, 2013 New York
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    Going to be controversial here - I would love to see them release 90% great, existing beers and only 10% new beers in 2019. Great to keep on experimenting but maybe lighten a bit on collabs and DDH, lactose, weird adjuncts, etc. Just a thought :-)
     
  10. SPRichard

    SPRichard Devotee (406) Apr 26, 2008 New Jersey
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  11. Tallerboy

    Tallerboy Initiate (52) Jun 17, 2017 New York

    Any leftovers for yesterday?
     
  12. JayORear

    JayORear Meyvn (1,025) Feb 22, 2012 New York
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    Erg. This is why Grimm and Interboro are going to see more of my beer dollars than OH this year. Much more interested in a well-dialed-in, refined lineup of multiple styles than a hundred new lacto-shakes.
     
  13. PapasDelicateCondition

    PapasDelicateCondition Initiate (71) Sep 7, 2016 New York

    I wasn’t planning on cutting back in 2019 but the lactose relentlessness may leave me no choice so I might as well announce cutting back as my resolution to get credit for it.
     
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  14. RobNewton

    RobNewton Zealot (578) Dec 30, 2014 New York
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    7 stouts on right now and none are Short and Dark!
     
  15. SpinSamzo

    SpinSamzo Aspirant (219) Mar 11, 2017 New York
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    Alright so favorite OH beers that were released in 2018 are:

    4th Anniversary
    Velvet Magnum II
    Blueberry Crunchee

    And special shout-outs to:

    Eisntein's Daydream
    Lab Daydream
    the Triple Single Hop Daydreams
    Double Drupe
    BA Snowbirds
     
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  16. rozzom

    rozzom Crusader (759) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    Christ that crunchee thing was that good?
     
  17. crowlcrowlcrowl

    crowlcrowlcrowl Aspirant (230) Jun 13, 2014 New York
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  18. SpinSamzo

    SpinSamzo Aspirant (219) Mar 11, 2017 New York
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    Yeah wish I got more than just a four pack. It was amazing.
     
  19. kuntmissioner

    kuntmissioner Initiate (35) Jan 29, 2016 Massachusetts

    What was the name of the band that played OH last night NYE?
     
  20. NewmansOwn

    NewmansOwn Aspirant (261) Jun 25, 2016 New York

    ISO
     
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  21. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,327) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    Why are all of the brewery threads missing the month in title?
     
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  22. JayORear

    JayORear Meyvn (1,025) Feb 22, 2012 New York
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  23. rozzom

    rozzom Crusader (759) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    According to our overlords it makes more sense to have 150+ page annual threads
     
  24. PapasDelicateCondition

    PapasDelicateCondition Initiate (71) Sep 7, 2016 New York

    Man I thought my OCD was bad...
     
  25. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,327) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    Good news is @RobNewton work is done for the year, see ya Jan 1st 2020 for next new thread creation :slight_smile:!

    What comes first, this thread reverts back to monthly or every Other Half beer they make has the tose in it?
     
  26. RobNewton

    RobNewton Zealot (578) Dec 30, 2014 New York
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    See you in a year.

    I do want to mention though, since this thread won't be getting reposted each month with updates I forgot to make the month before, please report the original post with any changes that you think need adding to the original post, ie that ramen shop going out of business in 4 months, @rozzom taking offense to the inclusion of mcdonalds, etc
     
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  27. rozzom

    rozzom Crusader (759) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    Yeah that poor ramen place. Wanted to like it but just doesn’t quite work. Without trying to kickstart that ramen argument from the thread looking for veg restaurant recommendations, isn’t opening a beef ramen place sort of like opening a burger place where every patty is made from pork belly. Should we remove it and McDonalds and call it even?
     
  28. BoardwalkBock

    BoardwalkBock Devotee (485) Aug 18, 2012 New York

    But I’m really interested in startinf that ramen conversation again...
     
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  29. dhaakon

    dhaakon Initiate (140) May 30, 2005 New York

    That ramen place is great, wtf.
     
  30. Kanger

    Kanger Zealot (515) Sep 3, 2013 New York

    "468 unique beers"

    LOL. Unique.
     
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  31. Feaor

    Feaor Initiate (96) Jul 9, 2017 New York

    I don't know how you can say that Grimm's beers are dialed in when they've only re-released one beer brewed on the new system in 6 months, they're doing the same thing as OH because that's what the drinking public is interested in, constant new stuff. Don't get me wrong, I do really enjoy their beer and I like their tap room much more but it just seems silly to bash OH for what everyone else is doing as well, sans 'tose I guess.
     
  32. JayORear

    JayORear Meyvn (1,025) Feb 22, 2012 New York
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    Not totally bashing OH, I still drink it often. But I've enjoyed every single Grimm beer I've had this year, compared to about 60% of the OH beers I've had. Maybe "dialed-in" isn't quite right, or maybe they have them dialed-in before releasing? I lived in L.A. for six years before moving to NYC and saw the same thing happen with Modern Times--releasing literally more beers than you could ever remember, let alone appreciate. I recognize that some people like "constant new stuff"; I'm just not one of them.
     
    #32 JayORear, Jan 2, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2019
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  33. brandnewcardock

    brandnewcardock Initiate (50) Aug 23, 2017 New York
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    So....does Double Infinity Daydream have lactose?
     
  34. Feaor

    Feaor Initiate (96) Jul 9, 2017 New York

    Yes, I wish they would be more consistent with naming but IG says they're giving Infinity -2 + ONE the Daydream treatment.
     
  35. brandnewcardock

    brandnewcardock Initiate (50) Aug 23, 2017 New York
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    That makes sense, but they also specifically mention lactose in most (every?) 'Daydream' description. No mention of it for Double Infinity Daydream.
     
  36. crowlcrowlcrowl

    crowlcrowlcrowl Aspirant (230) Jun 13, 2014 New York
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    The can label says it's an "Oat Cream IPA"

    That means there is Lactose in there.
     
  37. dhaakon

    dhaakon Initiate (140) May 30, 2005 New York

    they should brew an Mmmm... Fruit w/ @Kanger's sour grapes. *i kid*
     
  38. canchon

    canchon Initiate (37) Jul 7, 2017 New York

    OH is definitely getting a massive discount by buying lactose in bulk. Still waiting for all lactose everything where they just dump some beer into a vat of milk.

    Oh wait, this isn’t Trillium.
     
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  39. dhaakon

    dhaakon Initiate (140) May 30, 2005 New York

    silent ddh space diamonds drop...

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    #whenstayingtunedpaysoff
     
  40. rozzom

    rozzom Crusader (759) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    This ribbing is deserved @Kanger

    2015 Kanger - young, bright-eyed, glass half full of tose kinda guy

    2019 Kanger - fuck beer. Fuck everyone. Go fuck yourselves [chugs sake]