Other Half February 2018

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  1. algebeeric_topology

    algebeeric_topology Pooh-Bah (1,966) 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 3pm - 10pm
    Tuesday 3pm - 10pm
    Wednesday 3pm - 10pm
    Thursday 12pm - 12am
    Friday 12pm - 12am
    Saturday 10am - 12am
    Sunday 11am - 10pm

    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.
    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:https://store.otherhalfbrewing.com or 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, Pizza Moto, Buttermilk Channel, Prime Meats, Frankie’s Spuntino,Court Street Grocer, Ugly Baby 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
  2. algebeeric_topology

    algebeeric_topology Pooh-Bah (1,966) Dec 30, 2014 Florida
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    No release scheduled for 2/3, stay home everybody.

    Just kidding, anniversary beers!
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  3. jrnyc

    jrnyc Pooh-Bah (2,916) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    #3 jrnyc, Feb 1, 2018
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  4. JimmyCandles

    JimmyCandles Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2017 Massachusetts

    Heading there this weekend and probably will drive. I read the first post about parking, on the other side of the expressway and NOT McDs but does anyway have any other info? Is there a paid lot nearby at all or any tips?

    I don’t mind paying, the car is almost a burden but certainly better than carrying a case of beer on the subway.
  5. mumbles44

    mumbles44 Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2016 New Jersey

    bring a hand truck or something with wheels, make your life much easier.

    also the haze boyz will have immediate respect for you
  6. guinness77

    guinness77 Grand Pooh-Bah (3,408) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    Alright people, I want to see a page per day from you. Can’t make that meet-up by the way which kinda sucks.
  7. AM824

    AM824 Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2015 New York

    I drove there last Saturday and had no issues finding parking down Smith St about 2-3 blocks from the brewery. There was actually quite a bit of street parking available, and I didn't arrive until about 10:30 am. This release will be way crazier though so YMMV.
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  8. bryantc3

    bryantc3 Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2017 New Jersey

    I haven't been to OH before like 1pm on a saturday, so not sure what the parking situation is during the usual line up for releases. However, I would park on Mill St between Hamilton and Clinton. It's free and a short walk to OH.
  9. Jdubz78

    Jdubz78 Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2016 New Jersey

    "Best Breweries in the World" per RateBeer

    1. Hill Farmstead Brewery, Vermont
    2. Cloudwater Brew Company, Manchester, England
    3. Trillium Brewing Company, Massachusetts
    4. AleSmith Brewing Company, California
    5. Cycle Brewing, Florida
    6. Omnipollo, Sweden
    7. Other Half Brewing, New York
    8. Cigar City Brewing, Florida
    9. Mikkeller, Denmark
    10. Evil Twin Brewing, DenmarkDiscuss:


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  10. state08

    state08 Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2016 New Jersey

  11. The_Hangmans_Tallboy

    The_Hangmans_Tallboy Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2017 New York

    If you go down Court St beyond the expressway, you can very very often find free street parking on Bush, Loraine and Bay Streets. Maybe 5 minute walk to OH.
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  12. Feaor

    Feaor Initiate (0) Jul 9, 2017 New York

    Honestly surprised that Alesmith on this list, do they do anything that people talk about besides the Speedway variants?
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  13. rozzom

    rozzom Pooh-Bah (2,534) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    Exactly what I was going to say. There’s a couple on that list that I’d be surprised about if it was BA, but not RB. But Alesmith a surprise on either one
  14. thedon10

    thedon10 Crusader (401) Nov 12, 2009 New York

    This list is so meaningless. Mikkeller and Evil Twin back to back?
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  15. Jdubz78

    Jdubz78 Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2016 New Jersey

    Anyone surprised Monkish didn't make the list?
  16. MakersNeat

    MakersNeat Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2012 New York

    Not really, they are pretty much a one trick pony.

    EDIT: Then again I guess OH is also...
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  17. Feaor

    Feaor Initiate (0) Jul 9, 2017 New York

    Nope, admittedly I haven't had a ton of their beers, but I don't think they are on OH's level as far as IPAs go.

    Treehouse seems like the bigger omission to me, they do a lot of styles and execute them all incredibly well.
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  18. BoardwalkBock

    BoardwalkBock Pooh-Bah (1,945) Aug 18, 2012 New York

    I would have to disagree. I visited the brewery two years ago right as they started making the hazy IPAs they are now known for and every non-IPA I had from them was amazing. Their saisons/farmhouse ales in particular were stellar. I don’t know for sure but I would imagine they still make them.
  19. jrnyc

    jrnyc Pooh-Bah (2,916) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    Does anyone actually use Ratebeer? Gotta be the worst web site and forum I have ever seen.
  20. rozzom

    rozzom Pooh-Bah (2,534) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    Are we allowed to talk about them on here? I remember that phase where even saying Ra****er resulted in punishment
  21. SpinSamzo

    SpinSamzo Savant (1,242) Mar 11, 2017 New York

    AB InBev also purchased a minority stake in them.
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  22. bgold86

    bgold86 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2015 New York

    BA is considerably more user friendly and easier to navigate, there is also a greater sense of community/sharing. Never liked ratebeer and don't consider their user reviews to be worth much, the AB InBev purchase is just the cherry on the cake for me.
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  23. TheNinthLetter

    TheNinthLetter Zealot (670) Apr 16, 2017 New York

    Do you think more people review/check in beer on here or untappd?
  24. jrnyc

    jrnyc Pooh-Bah (2,916) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    Untappd for sure.
  25. Xeal

    Xeal Initiate (0) Mar 5, 2016 New York

    I think this just good news for BA because once people feel they have lost their trust on Ratebeer they will migrate to BA for discussions or Untappd for reviews.
  26. SpinSamzo

    SpinSamzo Savant (1,242) Mar 11, 2017 New York

    At OH now trying out the anniversary beers. Maybe its the 10% talking (not that I can taste it) but 3rd is incredible. Easily one of their best beer that I've had. 2nd is good, but nothing really memorable. As noted in last month's thread I would not stand in line for it.
  27. GothamJasper

    GothamJasper Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2017 New York

    I went yesterday and share the same sentiment.
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  28. The_Hangmans_Tallboy

    The_Hangmans_Tallboy Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2017 New York

    I was there too and yeah, 3>2.
  29. dhaakon

    dhaakon Initiate (0) May 30, 2005 New York

    Maybe it's a palate shift because I don't think second is dry hopped. It's not labeled as double dry hopped on the board or release announcement. I still like IPA's with some head and at least a little lacing. This beer had neither. Funny that two years ago I wrote this beer was "overly fruity for Other Half but it works." My times have changed.

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  30. mstrcrwly

    mstrcrwly Pundit (888) Dec 21, 2013 New York

    Since it's Super Bowl weekend..what
    is the over/under the 1st douchebag
    /hazegirl lines up? I'm thinking 10 pm Fri night
  31. MosaicDrops

    MosaicDrops Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2014 New York

    Speaking of Monkish, nice to see them charging $25 per pack today. Coming to a borough near you...
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  32. crowlcrowlcrowl

    crowlcrowlcrowl Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2014 New York

    Was able to try 4th Anniversary tonight. VERY good stuff. Not tasting green at all right out of the gates. Drinks like a 6% Beer. Watch the fuck out.
  33. Comparison_Ford

    Comparison_Ford Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2014 New York

    The line just got 10 feet longer.
  34. jrnyc

    jrnyc Pooh-Bah (2,916) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    i wouldnt use that description of them :slight_smile:! But definitely before that. I was thinking there is someone crazy enough to line-up tonight or tomorrow day time.
  35. algebeeric_topology

    algebeeric_topology Pooh-Bah (1,966) Dec 30, 2014 Florida
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    I think I like DDB's recent coinage of floccboiz.
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  36. PapasDelicateCondition

    PapasDelicateCondition Initiate (0) Sep 7, 2016 New York

    This list is a total mess after #1.
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  37. SpinSamzo

    SpinSamzo Savant (1,242) Mar 11, 2017 New York

    If the number of Instagram likes correlate with line length (and I think that tends to be true), then I don't think the line will be nearly as bad as some claim.
  38. Xeal

    Xeal Initiate (0) Mar 5, 2016 New York

    Floccboiz? The term just went over my head
  39. GreaserGreg

    GreaserGreg Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2015 New York

    Flocc is short for flocculation.

    From White Labs website:
    Flocculation is a desirable and important characteristic that is unique to brewers yeast. When brewers yeast nears the end of fermentation, single cells aggregate into clumps of thousands of cells, and drop to the bottom of the fermentor, leaving clear beer behind. If yeast flocculate too early, the beer will be underattenuated and sweet. If yeast do not flocculate, the beer will be cloudy and have a yeasty taste.
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  40. rozzom

    rozzom Pooh-Bah (2,534) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    Oh man I was way off. I thought it was about flocking to releases.

    How does the expression work in this context? Surely clear beer isn’t something that #lactoselads / #hazeboyz want. Or it meant ironically
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