Other Half Brewery Thread (Oct 2015)

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  1. Kanger

    Kanger Zealot (572) Sep 3, 2013 New York
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    Other Half Brewery - http://www.otherhalfbrewing.com/

    Address: 195 Centre St Brooklyn, NY 11231

    Tap Room Hours: Wednesday through Friday: 5 pm to 10 pm, Saturday: 12 pm to 10 pm, Sunday: 12 pm to 6 pm

    Closest Subway Station: Smith-9th St (F and G Train)

    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: Street parking is available near the brewery, but it can be difficult to find an open spot. Parking a few blocks away is suggested. Please don't park at McDonalds.

    Current Tap List: Checking Untappd is the best way to find out what is currently available. Pours are available in 4oz/8oz/12oz/16oz depending on the beer. Tasting flights are not available.

    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 occur every 2 to 3 weeks. Bottle releases are more sporadic. Cans and Bottles cannot be consumed on the premises.

    Other Half Gear: OH branded growlers, glasses, and t-shirts are available in the tap room.

    Credit Cards: $10 Minimum. No Amex.

    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, Buttermilk Channel, Prime Meats, Frankie’s Spuntino, Court Street Grocer, plus 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, Supercollider, Park Slope Ale House, Lavender Lake.

    Local Bottle Shops: First Place Provisions, Whole Foods Brooklyn.
     
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  2. markgugs

    markgugs Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2006 New Jersey
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    first
     
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  3. Vizualize

    Vizualize Initiate (167) Jun 13, 2014 New York

    I can't believe it's October already! So when and what's going to be the first canning of the month?
     
  4. HeyLady

    HeyLady Disciple (345) Sep 17, 2015 New York
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    I would say next Saturday the 10th. As far as what, no idea.
     
  5. Moopband

    Moopband Aspirant (223) Jul 20, 2010 New York
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    I'm going to guess Simcoe + GD
     
  6. tmbgnicu

    tmbgnicu Zealot (522) Mar 15, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Simcoe, Nelson, and GD
     
  7. Lucoli

    Lucoli Zealot (556) Apr 2, 2013 New York
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    Doug and Small Green
     
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  8. atlhilbo

    atlhilbo Initiate (0) Sep 25, 2013 New York

    At the last release, the guy taking CCs said it was Doug and something else (can't remember).
     
  9. Kanger

    Kanger Zealot (572) Sep 3, 2013 New York
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    Lembeek 86


    :stuck_out_tongue:
     
  10. jrnyc

    jrnyc Champion (894) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    Wondering if this would even be enough to slow down the crowds :slight_smile:!

    Also, maybe enough time has passed and hype has built where i can FT: the bottle of stout I still have from last year :slight_smile:!
     
  11. cebern

    cebern Initiate (134) Apr 12, 2015 New York
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    Anyone stop by the taproom and try Hopped In Full?
     
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  12. Homers_Beer_Odyssey

    Homers_Beer_Odyssey Initiate (0) Jun 17, 2014 New York

    A reminder that tonight, there will be a charity raffle in Brooklyn, with a prize of a tour for four people of Other Half Brewery, plus two 64-oz growlers and fills:

    http://www.beeradvocate.com/events/info/74914/

    The Brooklyn bottle shop Covenhoven is also donating a 4-pack of rare beers. The raffle takes place at 61 Local, a Brooklyn bar that specializes in fresh local brews on tap only, and is about 20 seconds walk from the subway stop.
     
  13. rozzom

    rozzom Zealot (595) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    The power of Christ compels you [backing away flicking holy water]
     
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  14. dangelop

    dangelop Disciple (336) Sep 16, 2006 New York
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    had it last night. nothing crazy, but pretty bright and drinkable.
     
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  15. NickBourne

    NickBourne Initiate (179) Jul 9, 2014 New York
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    Anyone try Short, Dark and Handsome? Excited to try a stout by them and see its been popping up at a few bars.
     
  16. 2Xmd

    2Xmd Devotee (468) Apr 19, 2013 New York

    If u want to try a stout by them, try In Absentia Luci. It's on at the brewery right now. Good stuff.
     
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  17. Kanger

    Kanger Zealot (572) Sep 3, 2013 New York
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    Yeah it's nice and roasty. Good to see it back on tap.
     
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  18. jrnyc

    jrnyc Champion (894) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    Kanger and I wil be at OH tomorrow starting at 2pm if anyone is around and wants to have some beers together.
     
  19. Kanger

    Kanger Zealot (572) Sep 3, 2013 New York
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    Hopefully it won't be a monsoon tomorrow.
     
  20. MakersNeat

    MakersNeat Disciple (302) Oct 2, 2012 New York
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    Has anyone opened the RWBA Stout recently? I have one still, but based on some of the comments it sounds like it will just be a drain pour. Anyone think it could possibly get any better in the bottle with further aging?
     
  21. pinyin

    pinyin Disciple (311) Sep 19, 2013 New York

    Had Southernhopalistic last night and it was amazing.
     
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  22. Kanger

    Kanger Zealot (572) Sep 3, 2013 New York
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    Hopped in Full is a bit more malt forward than their other sessions, but a nice addition to the line up.
     
  23. jrnyc

    jrnyc Champion (894) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    Citra tasting great today as was AGE as usual.
     
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  24. jrnyc

    jrnyc Champion (894) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    Only one way to find out. I have a bottle of this still, never tasted it, will try this one sooner or later, if I do will let you know and if you do vice versa.
     
  25. Kanger

    Kanger Zealot (572) Sep 3, 2013 New York
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  26. RobNewton

    RobNewton Disciple (336) Dec 30, 2014 New York
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    It smells funky still, but the Cascade is tasting considerably better this weekend!
     
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  27. jrnyc

    jrnyc Champion (894) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    Drinking an Amarillo can for the first time now, this stuff is very good.

    Here is my 2 cents on how I order the single hop beers:

    1. Mosaic
    2. Nelson ( only the best batch); other batches would put this behind Amarillo
    3. Amarillo
    4. Citra
    5. Galaxy
    6. Cascade
    7. Equinox
     
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  28. Kanger

    Kanger Zealot (572) Sep 3, 2013 New York
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    I have to say this beer has evolved like crazy just in the 9 days since it's been canned. I've had it a few times this week, and just finished another can right now, and they all have had a different forward flavor. Very interesting.
     
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  29. Jerseybeerlover609

    Jerseybeerlover609 Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2015 New Jersey
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    I had it. Very thin but overall it was good
     
  30. Kanger

    Kanger Zealot (572) Sep 3, 2013 New York
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    Just cracked my first can of AGE from this release. A tiny bit hotter than the last release.
     
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  31. abkayak

    abkayak Disciple (391) Jan 8, 2013 New York
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    You have tremendous self controll....or quite the cellar
     
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  32. RobNewton

    RobNewton Disciple (336) Dec 30, 2014 New York
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    I try to drink my other half beers before the next release, but I think I need to build up a bigger cellar and aim to drink all of a given release before the second release after! I always end up drinking a bunch within the first week as I say they need more time.
     
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  33. Kanger

    Kanger Zealot (572) Sep 3, 2013 New York
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    After the one time I drank 4 AGE cans in one night, I tend to take it easy on them nowadays.

    But also yeah I do have a fridge full of OH cans since I've been helping out on the canning line.
     
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  34. EnthusedAboutBeer

    EnthusedAboutBeer Zealot (500) May 13, 2013 New Jersey
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    Agreed. Still great of course but that last batch of cans was special
     
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  35. dhaakon

    dhaakon Initiate (79) May 30, 2005 New York
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    Any word on whats being canned this weekend? Just cracked open my last Amarillo and it is tasting so good. I think I liked that beer more and more each time I had it.
     
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  36. pirate99gs

    pirate99gs Initiate (146) Nov 9, 2014 Quebec (Canada)
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    Has anyone heard if there's a can release this weekend??
     
  37. MosaicDrops

    MosaicDrops Aspirant (229) Jun 4, 2014 New York
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    Wasn't Trillium supposed to be coming down to NYC for a 2nd collab...or was that merely speculation?
     
  38. Lucoli

    Lucoli Zealot (556) Apr 2, 2013 New York
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    I heard late November on that.
     
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  39. Invinciblejets

    Invinciblejets Devotee (469) Sep 29, 2014 South Carolina
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    hmm I fly into LaGuardia on the 10th may stop by if cans are ready!!!
     
  40. Kanger

    Kanger Zealot (572) Sep 3, 2013 New York
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    Yes there should be a can release this week.
     
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