Tasting: April 25, 2017
Beer #: 1,052
Temporary Identity Threes Brewing
I confuse Threes Brewing with Three Threes Brewing. I guess it’s understandable with the abundance of threes. Who knows, maybe a trademark dispute may arise over the brand confusion. For now, their brands aren’t sold in the same markets or on the same shelves. Trademark lawsuits are not uncommon. In 2014, Stone Brewing brought suit against a fledgling Colorado brewery called Kettle and Stone Brewing. The young brewery acquiesced and changed their name to Vindication Brewing. If you enjoy legal arguments (yawn), you can read the sorted tale of Goliath bullying David Here
This brewery/restaurant is located in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn. The website points to a few reasons why the brewery is called Threes Brewing. The first one is most obvious: the address is 333 Douglass Street, right off Fourth Avenue in the Gowanus. The second is that the brewery was founded by a trio of entrepreneurs and lastly, the brewery describes their venture as a coffee shop, a brew pub, and an event space.
Temporary Identity Threes Brewing is a very aromatic beer, sweet tropical fruit. First few sips are very dank, resinous and, smokey. Tropical fruit begins to overtake with each passing sip. Wonderful pineapple and strawberry. Finishes with a mellow and crisp bitterness. This is a world-class beer. 95 points. Now I wish I had more than one. Wow!