Our 3-Way Hits the Road, A Melvin Love Story

Remember your best 3-Way? We just had ours and it was ‘oh-so-good.’ Story time!

It was Jan­u­ary, the air was brisk, Melvin found him­self in Asto­ria at a local water­ing hole. Melvin, a stranger to these parts found com­fort as the IPAs flowed and con­ver­sa­tions ven­tured deep into the evening. Lit­tle did Melvin know, that night would change every­thing. Melvin, got a bit tip­sy (typ­i­cal), grew a wild hair and wound up in a 3-Way. Now this 3-Way was no one-night-stand, it was some­thing spe­cial. Fort George and Bar­ley Brown’s swept Melvin off his feet and their was no turn­ing back. Armed with Beast­ie Boys cas­sette tapes the 3-Way would hit the road with Boise, Port­land and Seat­tle on the itin­er­ary.

 

Chapter 1: Detail the 3-Way? Ok, since you need to know…

Peach, pineap­ple, and grape­fruit aro­mas filled the room. Melvin could almost taste it. It was a 3-Way IPA, a unique brew, a spe­cial moment in time between Fort George, Bar­ley Browns and Melvin. Apol­lo, Sim­coe, Cit­ra and Mosa­ic hops filled their sens­es. So many rounds of pure, unfil­tered dry-hop­ping. It was a pale, bal­anced, juicy expe­ri­ence and the group could taste every cit­rus fruit aro­ma you can imag­ine. That night an IPA of Melvin’s wildest dreams seemed so vivid, so real.

Chapter 2: Spread the Seed, The Road Trip

Rumors of the 3-Way spread fast in Asto­ria. Some want­ed a piece of it, while Bud­weis­er lov­ing con­ser­v­a­tives frowned on this type of lifestyle. Feel­ing local pres­sure, the 3-Way decid­ed to seek refuge in the gold­en tri­an­gle. The crew’s plan was to hit a series of 3-Way ral­lies in Boise, Port­land and Seat­tle to drink IPAs while shar­ing their tale. In these towns 3-Ways were cel­e­brat­ed and encour­aged. Bar­ley Browns, a details man, pre­pared this itin­er­ary:

BOISE, IDAHO

June 9th – 5pm to 9pm – Pre­Funk Beer Bar – 1100 W Front St

3-Way IPA and an assort­ment of taps from Fort George, Bar­ley Brown’s, and Melvin Brew­ing

PORTLAND, OREGON

June 10th – 5pm to 9pm – White Owl Social Club – 1305 SE 8th Ave

Live music from Brass Mon­keys – no cov­er

3-Way IPA and an assort­ment of taps from Fort George, Bar­ley Brown’s, and Melvin Brew­ing

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

June 11th – 5pm to 9pm – Brouwer’s Cafe – 400 N 35th St

Live music from Brass Mon­keys – no cov­er

3-Way IPA and an assort­ment of taps from Fort George, Bar­ley Brown’s, and Melvin Brew­ing

Chapter 3: Beastie Boys Love and The Brass Monkeys

Every­one knows the leg­endary Beast­ie Boys were the orig­i­nal 3-Way. Using dope tunes and MTV, they took the 3-Way to the main­stream, the next lev­el. Fort George, Bar­ley Brown’s and Melvin orig­i­nal­ly bond­ed over a Beast­ie Boys song on the juke­box and admired their craft. Trag­i­cal­ly, the days of the Beast­ie boys were gone, RIP MCA, but rumors of a trib­ute band swirled among 3-Way enthu­si­asts. The trib­ute band named the Brass Mon­keys was said to be tour­ing in the gold­en tri­an­gle and per­form­ing at the 3-Way ral­lies. This excit­ed the crew.

With a tank full of gas, a trunk full of IPAs and Beast­ie Boys tunes fill­ing the air, Fort George, Bar­ley Brown’s and Melvin hit the road. Next stop Boise!

To be con­tin­ued…

1 reply added

  1. Rene Benavidez June 10, 2016 Reply

    Boise, Ida­ho 3 way ipa par­ty was a blast, very great beer, great job!

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