This year’s Decatur Arts Festival has quite a varied and interesting lineup this year! If you haven’t spent anytime checking out the weekend’s offerings yet – and were just going to wing it (aka wander the artist’s market aimlessly) – you should definitely do some research HERE.
Here’s one such interesting twist on the longest-running of all current Decatur festivals – it’s own beer!
Decatur’s Three Taverns Brewery has brewed a session IPA called “3 Day IPA” for this year’s event. As Nathan at Three Taverns noted to me in an email ” This is the first time a beer has been brewed specifically for a (non beer-related) Decatur festival. It’s something we’re very excited about.”
I actually snagged a growler of 3-Day over the weekend at Ale Yeah! and I will tell you that it’s a very solid offering. It’s light and flavorful. I’d describe it as displaying sweet, biscuity malts, semi-dankish hops and a dry finish. But I’m just an amateur beer connoisseur with a limited beer-cabulary, so I’m likely doing a terrible job of describing it.
Either way, I’d definitely recommend purchasing a pint when you’re up on the Square this weekend. And if IPAs are your game, don’t fear. The other beer sponsors at this years event are Creature Comforts and Burnt Hickory, so you’ll likely be awash in a spectrum of solid beer opinions.