December 27, 2016 - New York, NY - Third Rail Beer has released a new version of its well-regarded Alternate Side just in time for the winter. At its new 10.5% ABV, the beer has evolved from an American Stout to an American Double / Imperial Stout, and features deep roasted barley and rye, a silky oat body, and subtle warming spices. It is available in 22oz bottles and on draft.
Third Rail's newest IPA, The Steez, is on tap now across NYC. Juicy, hazy, Citra, Wakatu, tons of wheat, Citra dry-hopped.
The Wall Street Journal spoke with Third Rail VP Kate Haubrich for its recent story, "The 'Bodega' Goes Beyond the Corner Grocery Store":
Bodegas are hot.
There’s Bodega, the clothing line, and Bodega, an art gallery on the Lower East Side. Not to mention the Bodega, a wine bar in Bushwick, and Bodega Pale Ale, a craft beer only distributed in New York.
“They’re a little dingy, but in a comforting way,” says Queens native Kate Haubrich, who co-founded Third Rail Beer.
The brewery’s citrusy Bodega Pale Ale has been a hit at local beer festivals, where people get excited just by the name, says Ms. Haubrich. New Yorkers feel great affection for the bodega, and for good reason.
“In a bodega, you won’t be judged,” she says. “I can go to a bodega in my pajamas, looking not cute at all, and it’s fine. If I go to the deli, maybe I should put my mascara on first.”
Manhattan-based Third Rail Beer is releasing a small run of its well-regarded flagship American Pale Ale, Bodega, in four-packs of 16-ounce cans. The 5.6% ABV Bodega will be just the third canned APA available on retail shelves from an NYC-based brewery. This is the first time the draft-only beer has ever been packaged.
Bodega is an abundantly hopped, unfiltered APA brewed with Citra and Centennial hops. Bodega’s white wheat canvas lets its tropical flavors shine, and it finishes with a quenching freshness. The name is an homage to New York City’s corner delis, which Third Rail’s trio of native-New-Yorker founders grew up frequenting.
“Bodega’s an easy drinking, everyday kind of beer. It has great citrus and floral hop flavor without the bitterness or high ABV of an IPA. It's been a favorite of ours and our customers since day one, and we are incredibly excited to showcase it in tallboy cans,” said Kate Haubrich, Third Rail COO.
Bodega cans will be available starting this week at select retailers across New York City for a limited time.
This release marks Third Rail Beer’s second canned beer. The brewery’s Field 2 Farmhouse Ale has made its return to cans this spring and is likely available at many retailers that also stock Bodega. Additionally, Field 2 cans are back on the menu for the New York Mets' 2016 season at all home games at Citi Field.
Bodega American Pale Ale
Fogdog is featured in Thrillist's "The Best Beers to Drink in New York This Spring!" Thrillist had this to say about our latest IPA:
"The crew at Third Rail are no strangers to hoppy beers, and their most recent release isn’t a seasonal beer per se -- but this IPA is loaded with beautiful tropical flavors like pineapple and tangerine, and has bright, lemony notes (partly thanks to the Wakatu hops in the recipe). It’s a great balance for anyone looking to slide into spring with a hoppier beer that stops well short of crossing the line into bitter bomb territory."
Our Alternate Side American Stout was part of an overview of six local NYC brews tasted by The New York's Post Steve Cuozzo.
Fogdog (pronounced: fog-dawg) is a bright spot sometimes seen in fog near the horizon. Similar to how the bright spot peaks through the fog, we wanted to produce an IPA with unique hop flavors of lemon zest, tangerine, and pineapple that would shine through the usually cold and gloomy days of February.
14.1° P | 6.8%ABV
40 IBU | 4.29 SRM
Lemon Drop & Wakatu
Third Rail Beer's latest release, Sanguine, hits taplines in New York beginning today. The 6.5% ABV Saison was inspired by the autumn months and brewed with freshly pressed New York State pear cider and a slight hint of ginger. Its delicate fruit flavors are rounded out with a dry finish.
Our latest beer, Stoop Juice IPA (6.2%), brewed with Equinox, Wakatu and Citra hops, starts rolling out to accounts today!
Field 2 was reviewed by Charlie Papazian, the father of the modern homebrewing movement and President of the Brewers Association; and Charles Finkel, President, Founder & Owner of Seattle's Pike Brewing Co., in the November 2015 issue of All About Beer Magazine.
Papazian called it an "exceptional and delicious farmhouse-style ale worth pursuing," while Finkel says Field 2 is "an adult version of what a kid would want in a candy store."