Octopi Brewing Launches House Brand, 3rd Sign Brewery

3rd Sign Brewery

Waunakee, WI – Octopi Brewing is pleased to announce the launch of its house craft beer brand, 3rd Sign Brewery. As one of the newest beer brands in Wisconsin, 3rd Sign is now available at select restaurants, bars, and retailers in the Madison area, in both four-pack 12-ounce bottles and draft.

“We are absolutely thrilled to share our vision with Wisconsin, starting from our home base in Waunakee and the Madison area. We hope you’ll join us in this journey through what beer can be,” Isaac Showaki, Octopi Brewing & 3rd Sign Brewery founder.

Octopi Brewing

3rd Sign Brewery was born from the idea that everything in life exists on a spectrum, and that interesting dualities emerge from many different facets. Our motto is “Dually Brewed,” and we take our name from Gemini, the third sign of the Zodiac. We showcase the dual nature of this constellation through different interpretations of the same style of beer. For example, our core brands consist of six beers, in three sets of twins.

Available now:

Madagascar & Sumatra – Our take on the English Dark Mild. Sumatra (4.5% ABV) features a cold pressed coffee sourced from the Lintong region of Sumatra and roasted for us exclusively by JBC Coffee Roasters offering hints of sweet tobacco and freshly roasted coffee beans. Madagascar (4.5% ABV) features a touch of Lactose sugar and Vanilla to give hints of graham cracker and rich cream without crossing over to sweet.

Forest & Jungle – Forest (7% ABV) is a classic American IPA featuring piney and resinous hops and a solid malt backbone. On the other side spectrum lies Jungle (6.5% ABV), bursting with citrus and tropical aromatics while remaining clean and dry.

And coming soon in early 2016:

Castor & Pollux – With Castor (4.5% ABV) we take a crisp American wheat beer and add boatloads of hops to blast you in the nose with notes of pineapple and bubblegum. Castor’s twin, Pollux (4.5% ABV), is a Belgian-style witbier spiced with lime peel and Vietnamese coriander. We then add a tart and pulpy fruit called soursop, which adds a silky, sweet citrus note that will take you to another dimension.

At 3rd Sign we are out to celebrate differences in flavor, aroma, appearance and mouthfeel.  We love the science and art of brewing, fascinated with the effects that even the subtlest differences in ingredients and brewing techniques can have on the final product. With our distinctive approach, our aim is to delight our customers with nuance and innovation.

The 3rd Sign name embodies the creativity, complexity and curiosity of the craft beer movement. Each style of beer has many faces, and we invite you to explore them all with us, two at a time.

3rd Sign can be had right at the source at the Octopi Brewing taproom, located at 1131 Uniek Drive in Waunakee, WI.

Taproom hours:

Tue. – Fri.: 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Happy Hour 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm)
Sat.: 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun.: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Closed Monday