As in really current. Go now current.
But it’s always a delight to go to 3 Daughters in St. Pete. The team there is always warm and welcoming, with incredibly kind and personable people like Jackie available to people like me to ask a ton of questions to. Heck, Jackie made sure my daughter got her juice box before my wife and I got our beers. Things like that make a dad happy.
Plus, every time we go, brewmaster Ty Weaver always has something good on tap. And sometimes that good is only 118 calories. Jest if you will, but Floating Dock (IPA, 4.3% ABV) remarkably hits the mark in flavor as well. It’s insanely sessionable, with a good amount of floral hops to keep things interesting.
There’s still a noticeable biscuity character form that little malt they used, plus some rye to add body. Basically, the beer has enough flavor and quality to where people just won’t notice it’s light. Plus, it’ll be canned and distributed this fall throughout the state.
But they’re not done yet. Up next in interesting beers from 3 Daughters is Elisa Gluten Friendly Golden Ale (Golden Ale, 4.9% ABV) a pretty strong and full-bodied beer that has gluten removed until it’s down to something like .15%. It’s not entirely gluten free, hence the ‘gluten friendly’ moniker.
Once again, however, is a beer that shouldn’t taste as good as it does. It actually feels a bit headier than Floating Dock, and for 4.9% ABV feels stronger than it is. With a deep, bready flavor and light bubble gum-esque yeasty undercurrent, its very satisfying.
I’ve reviewed Brown Pelican (Dunkelweizen, 5.7% ABV) before, but since it’s the only regularly-brewed Dunkelweizen in the state, it is worth it to give it a special shout-out. It’s a fantastic blend of the flavors of dark malt plus buoyant, fruity wheat and weizen yeasts. Always a favorite.
Another entry on the wheat side is Paul’s Landing (Wheat Ale, 4.9% ABV), an orange wheat beer brewed exclusively for the Vinoy Renaissance and to be brewed again when a restaurant of the same name opens there later this year. The beer is a nod to William Paul, a farmer that settled in St. Pete and planted an orange grove on the land in which the Vinoy now sits.
And while orange wheat beers can be a dime a dozen, you can taste a lot of the freshness in this one. It’s not cloying or sweet, but has a good cltrus feel enrobing a lightly deeper wheat beer. It’s a touch on the more developed side, and is all the better for it.
So, beer-wise, 3 Daughters has a lot of good stuff going on right now. Keep in mind that I’ll be talking about the ciders (!) in another article, as I’ll need the time. And it won’t be the last time I go back to 3 Daughters either. The beer and the service is just too good.
Especially if my daughter gets her juice box.
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