Stacks on stacks of those C-notes! Hopefully, that’s what Other Half Brewing Co. is bringing in with its über-tasty, super-fresh, Brooklyn-crafted brews. I was lucky enough to be tasting these beers at the Culmination Beer Fest here in Anchorage. They brought some amazing barrel-aged offerings, including Neighborhood Flock and Forgot About Drie. I also sampled a beer called Topical Depression, a zero IBU IPA (all in the whirlpool, baby) with 400 lbs of Passion Fruit! But I think the Stacks on Stacks Imperial IPA was the offering that stood out at the event, which was dominated by sours and imperial stouts. Tasted like a fresh IPA from Vermont, and this was brewed within the buzz of NYC. Other Half is following the formula that makes a world class brewery: growler fills, can releases of diggity dank IPAs, bottles of barrel-aged sour beer, that is what makes this place cutting edge. They not only have emulated a great Belgian brasserie, but have assimilated the best of American craft beer culture as well. Brooklyn just got a lot hipper in my opinion. Not that it wasn’t my favorite borough of NYC already, but a place just gets better when a bad-ass local brewery springs up. Like a forest full of beautiful mushrooms, moss, and lichen, cultural establishments such as handcrafted breweries and bean-roasting coffee shops improve an urban environment. Other Half Brewing is bringing a lot of craft to its neighborhood. I always stay in Brooklyn when I am visiting NYC, and next time I will bring my paint to work live at Other Half.
Cheers to Other Half and the details that make life go from great to near-perfect!
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