Other Half Brewing, October 2017

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  1. algebeeric_topology

    algebeeric_topology Zealot (554) Dec 30, 2014 Florida
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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 through Thursday: 5 pm to 10 pm, Friday 3 pm to 10 pm, Saturday: 10 am to 10 pm, Sunday: 12 pm to 8 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: 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.

    A Citi Bike station was recently installed at Smith/9th, woo!

    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, butmust 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. Releasesare announced via Other Half’s Instagram/Twitter/Facebook.

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

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


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

    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, Pizza Moto, 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. crowlcrowlcrowl

    crowlcrowlcrowl Aspirant (283) Jun 13, 2014 New York
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    DDH Small Green Everything: 4.8% Double dry hopped session IPA w / amarillo, citra, mosaic + motueka.

    DDH OH...: 6.3% Double dry hopped IPA w/ citra, galaxy + motueka.

    DDH Daydream In Green: 8% Double dry hopped imperial Oat IPA w / citra, motueka + wai-iti.

    Alternate Side Zamboni: 8.5% Imperial IPA w/ centennial, citra, galaxy + mosaic.

    DDH All Green Everything: 10.5% Double dry hopped imperial IPA w / amarillo, citra, mosaic, motueka, citra + mosaic lupulin powder.
     
  3. SeanEDPBK

    SeanEDPBK Initiate (136) Jun 8, 2016 New York

    So what's everyone's thoughts on yesterdays new beers? I had the DDH Double Citra Daydream on tap and it is instantly one of my favorites- it lives up the expectations set my the mosaic version IMO. How about the collabs?
     
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  4. peej

    peej Initiate (32) Apr 18, 2013 New York

    Dare I Say is wonderful
     
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  5. lumpyhead1221

    lumpyhead1221 Initiate (0) Sep 16, 2011 North Carolina

    Similar to any OH DIPAs of late for context?
     
  6. ElmerTLee

    ElmerTLee Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2015 Connecticut

    I f'n love Other Half. So excited to be going later this month.
     
  7. Feaor

    Feaor Aspirant (203) Jul 9, 2017 New York

    Highballers is like an amped up version of City Slickers, I thought it was very good although I doubt I could drink a ton of it. I still like City Slickers more though, that beer is phenomenal, probably my favorite single IPA.

    Dare I Say... is a pretty standard DIPA, its got a bit more bitterness to it than typical Other Half DIPAs so its something a little different, its not my favorite though.
     
  8. dhaakon

    dhaakon Initiate (152) May 30, 2005 New York

    as a huge hockey fan. love seeing zamboni released coinciding with hockey season.
     
  9. pirate99gs

    pirate99gs Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2014 Canada (QC)

    Any word/hope of weekday release?
     
  10. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,170) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    Dare I Say could last into the week.
     
  11. dhaakon

    dhaakon Initiate (152) May 30, 2005 New York

    dare i say is crushable and i think it will develop really nicely. glad this lasted through the mule train rush.
     
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  12. SpinSamzo

    SpinSamzo Disciple (327) Mar 11, 2017 New York
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    I have friends coming to visit this weekend and they are dying to go to Other Half. We'll probably get there around 11am Saturday. Based on the current lineup for this weekend, how crazy will the brewery be and what cans are likely to last that long? I know they would love to get some cans.
     
  13. peej

    peej Initiate (32) Apr 18, 2013 New York

    yeah it's similar to something but I don't have a good enough beer memory to place it. It may be similar to Oh... but I'm not sure.
     
  14. Feaor

    Feaor Aspirant (203) Jul 9, 2017 New York

    If the keg list is any indication it seems like we'll get something midweek. I'd hope for DDH Oh... since that beer was great and was also a midweek release.
     
  15. algebeeric_topology

    algebeeric_topology Zealot (554) Dec 30, 2014 Florida
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    If it ends up being the cans described above, very likely. None look like clear winners, so there's a good chance there's a bit of everything (except maybe Zamboni, but centennial? meh).


    I still can't believe DDH Double Mosaic Daydream lasted past the rush last weekend!
     
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  16. NewmansOwn

    NewmansOwn Disciple (366) Jun 25, 2016 New York

  17. EnthusedAboutBeer

    EnthusedAboutBeer Zealot (580) May 13, 2013 New Jersey

    AGE is being updated with “fruitier yeast strains”. I’m sure it will taste great but it’s a bit sad that they’ve changed AGE likely as a result of the west coast ipa flavor profile not being en vogue anymore. Hoping this is just something they’re doing for the DDH version
     
  18. bryantc3

    bryantc3 Aspirant (206) Apr 12, 2017 New Jersey
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    So....looks like DDH Small Green Everything may be a mid-week release?
     
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  19. PapasDelicateCondition

    PapasDelicateCondition Initiate (0) Sep 7, 2016 New York

    A rare week of no fomo. I'd be happy with something other than small green for midweek but that seems unlikely.
     
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  20. Feaor

    Feaor Aspirant (203) Jul 9, 2017 New York

    Darn was kinda hoping for midweek DDH Oh... but oh well. DDH All Green Everything sounds interesting but I probably only would want a pour, a 4 pack of AGE is too much for me now.
     
  21. llerrafnad

    llerrafnad Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2016 New York

    Is Zamboni $20 because of the 3 yeast strains?
     
  22. rozzom

    rozzom Meyvn (1,058) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    Not that I wouldn’t love a lower price, but is $20 not the norm for a Double / Imperial IPA from OH?
     
  23. llerrafnad

    llerrafnad Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2016 New York

    I guess it is. I thought an OH Double IPA is usually $18 then goes up to $20 when they make a DDH version. Just curious.
     
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  24. Feaor

    Feaor Aspirant (203) Jul 9, 2017 New York

    I think its usually $18 for Non-DDH DIPAs, Cream of Broccoli and Vic Secret + Mosaic were both $18 for reference.
     
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  25. EnthusedAboutBeer

    EnthusedAboutBeer Zealot (580) May 13, 2013 New Jersey

    Can’t remember the last DIPA collab that wasn’t at least $20 (a few of them have been $22). Not complaining but it does seem to be the norm these days
     
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  26. rozzom

    rozzom Meyvn (1,058) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    Yeah I think it’s like baseline IPA price is $16, then add as follows:

    $2 for collab
    $2 for double
    $4 for triple
    $2 for ddh
     
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  27. NewmansOwn

    NewmansOwn Disciple (366) Jun 25, 2016 New York

    Have they done A DDH TIPA collab for $24?
     
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  28. Feaor

    Feaor Aspirant (203) Jul 9, 2017 New York

    I think $22 is the most expensive 4pks have been so far I believe? DDH AGE and DDH AEE are/were $22. But I bet they'll put out some stupid collab that'll hit $24 in the future, perhaps with Tired Hands and their $25 4pks.
     
  29. Jtbel1988

    Jtbel1988 Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2014 New York

  30. bowery

    bowery Initiate (48) Jul 3, 2014 California
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    AKA Long Island Reseller's Wet Dream
     
  31. bryantc3

    bryantc3 Aspirant (206) Apr 12, 2017 New Jersey
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    this may be a possibility? AGE this week is $22 vs. $20 last time (and i think the time before that). They did mention a new yeast strain.
     
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  32. llerrafnad

    llerrafnad Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2016 New York

    This AGE is a DDH version so I understand the $2 increase like all other DDH versions. Was just curious why Zamboni is $20, would have thought it would be $18.
     
  33. NewmansOwn

    NewmansOwn Disciple (366) Jun 25, 2016 New York

    Spotted at Court and 9th this past Saturday: So many questions...
     
  34. pintsandtrainers

    pintsandtrainers Initiate (0) Jun 9, 2016 New Hampshire

    Does OH do single can sales? I’m visiting Brooklyn this eeekend would love to bring some back but between a semi full fridge and and a trip to HF the following weekend I would prefer not to buy too much beer to bring home. Cheers!
     
  35. crowlcrowlcrowl

    crowlcrowlcrowl Aspirant (283) Jun 13, 2014 New York
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    Be(a)er Trap
     
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  36. rozzom

    rozzom Meyvn (1,058) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    I think cos it’s a Collab. Tremendous Ideas (with cloudwater) wasn’t DDH was it? That was a $20 Double/imperial
     
  37. Feaor

    Feaor Aspirant (203) Jul 9, 2017 New York

    Nope, they only sell by the 4 pk unfortunately.
     
  38. SpinSamzo

    SpinSamzo Disciple (327) Mar 11, 2017 New York
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    Someone last month mentioned that Other Half collaborations tend to not be as great as their standard offerings. This may be reflected in the untappd ratings of last weekend's offerings. Highballers currently has a 4.15, and Dare I Say has a 4.25. These are by no means bad scores, but they do pale in comparison to DDH Double Citra Daydream, which has a 4.53 currently.
     
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  39. bryantc3

    bryantc3 Aspirant (206) Apr 12, 2017 New Jersey
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    ah yeah. That's my bad, I thought AGE was always DDH.
     
  40. SeanEDPBK

    SeanEDPBK Initiate (136) Jun 8, 2016 New York

    Was eating at Ugly Baby on Smith near 4th Street Saturday night which for now is BYOB and two tables over a couple was splitting a 4 pack of Dare I Say that had me seriously jealous (not that it would have put out the multiple fires the food set off throughout my meal).

    Still kind of exciting to see their cans in the wild; I want to study the drinker and figure out if they're a #linelyfe'r, convenience consumer (like myself), or through stupid luck ended up with some of Brooklyn's finest liquid gold.
     
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