As local beer-lovers know, Woodbury was still in the dark as the craft-brewing boom started to hit the rest of the metro in recent years.
Beer-lovers, rejoice! Woodbury will finally get its own brewing company and taproom as 3rd Act Brewery opens this fall. For Deb and Steve Long, opening the brewery has been long in the making. Steve has been brewing his own beer since the 1980s. When it came time to retire from his job at 3M, he knew he wanted to continue working, but didn’t want to work for anyone else. That’s when Deb came up with the idea to open their own brewery. “I went back to school to get back into knowing the latest and greatest,” says Steve, who enrolled in a brewing and beer steward technology program.
We asked Danielle Philippon, marketing and media coordinator at Craft Beer & Kitchen, for her top summer beer recommendations.
Odell 90 Shilling
“A medium-bodied amber ale with a distinct burnished copper color and deeply pleasant aroma, Odell’s flagship beer is smooth and complex. Pair with the ribeye grilled cheese—slow roasted prime rib, caramelized onions and white cheddar and Swiss cheeses.”
Lift Bridge ‘Farm Girl’ Saison