Other Half March 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
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  2. dhaakon

    dhaakon Initiate (0) May 30, 2005 New York

    feel like its going to be a low key release even with some 'tose.

    hype boyz don't come out for the local nyc collabs. unless it was EQ or HVB
  3. dhaakon

    dhaakon Initiate (0) May 30, 2005 New York

    collabs are on tap at hops hill in clinton hill

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  4. afroskully

    afroskully Savant (1,072) Aug 24, 2016 New York

  5. algebeeric_topology

    algebeeric_topology Pooh-Bah (1,966) Dec 30, 2014 Florida
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    Going to try to get out there at 5ish and check out the collabs!
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  6. dhaakon

    dhaakon Initiate (0) May 30, 2005 New York

    sweet report back
  7. algebeeric_topology

    algebeeric_topology Pooh-Bah (1,966) Dec 30, 2014 Florida
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    I was interested but didn't make it out. 45 minutes each way, $20 in beer (If I only have 2!) I'm better off just grabbing a 4pk of each saturday.
  8. ScottKramer

    ScottKramer Initiate (0) May 27, 2016 New York

    Hopefully locals will report back!
  9. Comparison_Ford

    Comparison_Ford Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2014 New York

    I have to hand it to them: I'm drinking a can of LGA 2 LGB right now and it's fantastic. Tasting like candied citrus and stone fruits. The 10% is pretty negligible on this. Having had a 4th Anniversary can last night I can safely say this is less boozy than that even with the time disparity.
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  10. Bradzo228

    Bradzo228 Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2014 New Jersey

    Curveball for a minute here: drinking a magic green nuggets tonight, and wow has it mellowed out. Really digging it compared to the freshies I drank a month ago.
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  11. Hopznbuds

    Hopznbuds Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2017 New Jersey

    Couple new bottles up on the site...get busy dyin bba impy stout with coconut, ginger, and cocoa. And veldrijden love, foudre fermented farmhouse..
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  12. NewmansOwn

    NewmansOwn Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2016 New York

    Get busy dyin was given out as a gift for their anniversary party back in Jan, and it was available as a bottle pour in the taproom for a little while. Has anyone tried it?
  13. mumbles44

    mumbles44 Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2016 New Jersey

    any idea what cans are still around today at opening?
  14. TheNinthLetter

    TheNinthLetter Zealot (670) Apr 16, 2017 New York

    I did. It was very carbonated but I liked it. I think I was in the minority in that though from what everyone else said about it.
  15. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Grand Pooh-Bah (3,525) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    Always boils down to personal preference: what I liked about 4th was the balanced/candid caramel-malt presence. Now with LGA...Well, it seems as though Monkish stripped all that nonsense, and replaced it with a plethora of creamy, stone-tropical, fruit (e.g. orange, mangoes). Consequently, was sweet, but certainly not overbearing + did a fairly decent job of cloaking the abv. Regardless, galaxy played along nicely in both
  16. Mattttt

    Mattttt Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2018 New York

    i LOVED it. It has a crazy bite from the ginger.
  17. DrederickTatum

    DrederickTatum Pundit (822) Dec 13, 2016 New Jersey

    OH’s IPAs hold up just about as good as anyones imo. Drinking an OH forever now and at almost 2 months old its just as good as day 1.
  18. rozzom

    rozzom Pooh-Bah (2,534) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    What do people mean exactly when they say stone fruit. Like peach? It’s a pretty broad descriptor that covers a bunch of possible flavors
  19. avas

    avas Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2014 New York

    Totally agree re: the malt presence in 4th Anniversary. My hypothesis is that they used a pretty hefty dose of malted wheat, which often manifests as "caramelized brown grains" for me. Works really well with super intense dry hopping to cut back that perceived bitterness.

    I haven't had LGA, though with reports of a "creamier" feel, I suspect they substituted the wheat for a bump in oats? Been debating swinging by to try it on tap and grab a growler or two, but initial reports that it was boozy (and didn't live up to bar set by 4th Anniversary) have held me back. Has anyone done a true side-by-side of the two?
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  20. frozyn

    frozyn Maven (1,289) May 16, 2015 New York

    For OH flavors, usually peach and apricot, though plum might be another possibility. The mango and lychee flavors come off differently to me, despite also being stone fruit. Same for cherries. And raspberries. Christ, I've now realized saying I get "stone fruit" is kind of meaningless. Think I'll name my next beer DDH StoneFruit.

    ETA: This list is pretty good for what I'm thinking about, save cherries.
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  21. yossle

    yossle Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2016 New York

    Usually for me it means peach, mango and/or apricot. Although I know it refers to others as well, I’m not as familiar with those flavors.
    #21 yossle, Mar 2, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2018
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  22. TheNinthLetter

    TheNinthLetter Zealot (670) Apr 16, 2017 New York

    It's like "fish" sandwich.
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  23. TheNinthLetter

    TheNinthLetter Zealot (670) Apr 16, 2017 New York

    Damn the list of what's on tap in Rochester is pretty legit. If you are upstate and don't get to OH often I would definitely get over there... early.

    Oh…Forever DIPA
    Mosaic Dream IPA
    DDH Double Citra Daydream DIPA
    DDH Go With the Flow DIPA
    Dream Power DIPA
    DDH Double Mosaic Dream DIPA
    DDH Mylar Bags DIPA
    DDH Citra + Galaxy DIPA
    Magic Green Nuggets DIPA
    Oh…Dream IPA
    The Green in Your Area DIPA
    Double Cream Get the Honey DIPA
    DDH True Green DIPA
    2nd Anniversary DIPA
    3rd Anniversary DIPA
    4th Anniversary DIPA
    DDH Forever Simcoe DIPA
    Mosaic Daydream DIPA
    DDH All Citra Everything DIPA
    Idaho7 DIPA
    Short Dark and Wired Stout
    DDH Always and Forever DIPA
    DDH Hop Showers IPA with Mosaic
    Green Power DIPA
    DDH All Green Everything Triple IPA
    Florets IPA
    Green City IPA
    DDH Oh…IPA
    OH/Monkish LGA-LGB DIPA
    Green Flowers DIPA
  24. canchon

    canchon Devotee (315) Jul 7, 2017 New York

    30 taps of OH goodness? Will someone take the challenge and have a glass of each?

    (And yes, I am referring to 4 oz servings, no person except maybe André the Giant could have a 12 oz glass of each and still be standing at the end of it.)
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  25. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Grand Pooh-Bah (3,525) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    Boozy, yet not as much as some have made it out to be; however, I have also not had it from the lines. In any case, not particularly keen on 10%, but do appreciate the sentiment if there’s balance, complexity, dialed abv (i.e. if it’s approachable and well done/not a boozy mess). On another note, Lax has more of a bitterness component at play, which was lackluster from LGA and 4th = Personal Preference, and Personally I can’t rate either one over the other, as they are completely different takes on the given style. Thus, mood is at play here, and I’m currently ISO of some malt presence…4th


    Strongly suggest seeking out “Post Apocalyptic Xanadu,” if one likes playing around at such high altitudes
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  26. mikebeerz80

    mikebeerz80 Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2017 New Jersey

    So what’s the consensus for tomorrow? Get there by 11 and get everything?
  27. algebeeric_topology

    algebeeric_topology Pooh-Bah (1,966) Dec 30, 2014 Florida
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    Yeah especially if this weather keeps up
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  28. mstrcrwly

    mstrcrwly Pundit (888) Dec 21, 2013 New York

    If Instagram is any indication..expect the usual suspects..and a 9am arrival to guarantee everything
  29. NewmansOwn

    NewmansOwn Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2016 New York

    Line at the corner of Garnet and Smith.
  30. jrnyc

    jrnyc Pooh-Bah (2,916) Mar 21, 2010 New York
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    That is barely a line. I wonder what the line would look like if the resellers, mules and heavy traders weren't in it.
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  31. llerrafnad

    llerrafnad Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2016 New York

  32. SpinSamzo

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

    Snifter? I barely even know her!

    Ok I'll see myself out...
  33. ChairfaceChippendale

    ChairfaceChippendale Initiate (0) May 29, 2014 New York

    No line, everything left. Shout out to the linelyfer outside resting his snifter of #haze on a garbage can.
  34. rojapa

    rojapa Savant (1,088) Jun 26, 2013 New York

    I love these easy releases, excited to try some new OH!
  35. pdy90727

    pdy90727 Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2016 New York

    How’s it all tasting?
  36. Skartski

    Skartski Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2015 New York

    Rake it in was good on draft as was mosaic +galaxy...nothing mind-blowing though
  37. pdy90727

    pdy90727 Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2016 New York

    Yeah I'll assume the DDH DMDD is on fire as always, but I'm really excited about Mosaic + Galaxy. I don't think I've loved an OH collab other than Like Whoa
  38. The_Hangmans_Tallboy

    The_Hangmans_Tallboy Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2017 New York

    I thought Rake It Up was kinda harsh. Completely off-cycle, but finally tried Idaho 7 and enjoyed it bigly.
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  39. llerrafnad

    llerrafnad Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2016 New York

    Even though I went yesterday so I’m all good, I’m surprised they haven’t made any updates on what’s left or if anything is still available today.
  40. crowlcrowlcrowl

    crowlcrowlcrowl Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2014 New York

    Everything sold out yesterday. New beers on for fills.
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