Three Nations Brewing Co.
A couple of weeks ago my husband and I visited a local brewery in Carrollton, TX before heading out to dinner on a Saturday night. I had tried a beer from 3 Nations Brewery at a nearby restaurant and wanted to go directly to the source.
We walked in and sat at the bar to take in the scene. In a lofty space they had numerous picnic tables where patrons sat talking and enjoying their beer, some with their dogs at their feet. From the ceiling hung 3 large country flags that we would learn about later. I started with the beer I had previously tried called Royal Blood, a blood orange wit, and my husband tried the Mango Smash IPA. The Royal Blood was as good as I remembered it, with literally the perfect amount of citrus. I love this beer. My husband said the IPA was phenomenal.
As we were enjoying our beer, we noticed the bartender repeatedly washing his hands under the last tap, which was labeled Michelob Ultra. We had to ask him. Yup, it’s water. A funny joke to those that enjoy craft beer, but maybe not so much for the folks that come in and actually order a Michelob Ultra, which he said does happen from time to time. While chatting more with him, he explained that the name 3 Nations is a nod to the established brewing methods of Germany, England and Belgium, hence the flags. The founder of the brewery spent several years studying the brewing process across Texas, in Chicago, and over in Germany before opening 3 Nations.
I love a good wit, and always try a new one when there’s one on the menu. But thankfully, 3 Nations distributes where we live here in the Dallas area, so I can keep our beer fridge stocked with Royal Blood, the best wit I’ve ever had.