Terrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that Golden Ale – the brewery’s second ever Year-Round beer – is getting an updated recipe, a new look and expanded distribution availability.
To modernize Golden Ale a bit while still remaining true to its “classic flavor”, the brewers at Terrapin took this long-standing brew’s “crisp and refreshing” nature to another level by adding “a subtle fruitiness from Mosaic, Idaho 7, and Azacca hops.” Coming in at a reduced 4.6% ABV, the new Golden Ale will have a “lighter body” and “fewer calories than before, making it an ideal beer for folks who are looking to make more health-conscious beer choices.”
“We wanted to lower the ABV just a little on Golden,” explains Dustin Watts, President of Terrapin Beer Co. “It’s an easy drinkin’ ale, and we wanted people to feel like they could have a few.”
Additionally, the Golden Ale refresh will include a new label that “still features the Terrapin turtle enjoying the great outdoors, but now it fits in with Terrapin’s other year-round packaged beers like RecreationAle and Up-Hi.” Also, after spending several years as a Georgia-only offering, Golden Ale will now be available in all 19 states in Terrapin’s distribution footprint.
“With a wide variety of industry-leading IPAs, we’re taking the opportunity to update and expand what has been a great Georgia only brand to the rest of our footprint. Golden ales as a style are one of the fastest growing styles in craft beer,” says Brian Sykes, VP of Sales and Marketing. (Source: Neilson Data)
The revamped Golden Ale is rolling out now with Year-Round availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft (16 oz. cans will turn up in Summer 2019). You can expect to find this brew at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and throughout the rest of Terrapin’s distribution area. Prost!
Vital Information for Golden Ale from Terrapin Beer Co.
Release – Year-Round, new recipe launches late February 2019
Style – Golden Ale
ABV – 4.6%
Featured Hops – Mosaic, Idaho 7 & Azacca
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://terrapinbeer.com/beer-finder/