Terrapin Beer Co.’s So Fresh & So Green, Green Explores Fresh Glacier Hops in 2018

TerrapinSoFresh2018Terrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that the 2018 edition of So Fresh & So Green, Green, a fresh hop IPA showcasing Glacier hops, will begin its Limited Release on Saturday, October 20.

When it came time to select hops for this year’s Fresh Hop/Harvest Ale, the brewing team at Terrapin Beer Co. decided to go with a hop varietal that they have “never used . . . in So Fresh & So Green, Green before”: Glacier hops from Hop Head Farms in Michigan.  These “fun” hops balance “So Fresh & So Green, Green’s malty sweetness” with a “satisfying bitterness” and also bring “notes of citrus and an herbal, woody aroma.”

“We wanted to try hops from somewhere else in the US. We found high-quality hops from Michigan and went for it.

We’re always looking for new hops that are freshest around when we need to brew the beer so that it’s ready in time for our Hop Harvest Festival. That means we have fewer hops to choose from, so we’re really excited about Glacier!”

 

– Spike Buckowski, Terrapin’s Brewmaster and Founder

This year’s So Fresh & So Green, Green will officially debut at Terrapin’s Annual Hop Harvest Festival on October 20 and will enter distribution shortly after that date.  You can expect to find this hoppy Special Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and throughout the rest of Terrapin’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for So Fresh & So Green, Green from Terrapin Beer Co.

Release – Limited/Special, late October 2018
Style – Harvest Ale/American India Pale Ale
ABV – ???
Featured Hops – Glacier hops from Hop Head Farms in Michigan
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://terrapinbeer.com/beer-finder/

 

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Terrapin Beer Co. Goes Old School with Limited Release of Touch of Grisette

TerrapinToGTerrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) has announced that it will be showing its respect for an underappreciated, classic style this month with the Limited Release of Touch of Grisette.

Originally brewed in the 19th century as a thirst-quenching option for the miners that worked in the Hainaut region of Belgium, the Grisette is a low-alcohol, wheat-focused Farmhouse Ale that has quietly faded into obscurity over the years.  Although a handful of modern brewers have embraced the Grisette, the style still remains on the periphery of mainstream craft beer.

Terrapin Beer Co. is doing its part to put the Grisette back in the hands of beer lovers with the release of Touch of Grisette.  Their take on this classic Farmhouse-style Ale is loaded with “wheat and spelt for a soft biscuity malt profile” and “dry-hopped with Azacca for an aromatic rush.” Saison yeast and a lactic fermentation is then employed to round off Touch of Grisette (4.2% ABV) with “a slightly tart and spicy finish.”

Touch of Grisette will hit Terrapin’s Tasting Room in Athens this week and enter distribution at some point in mid- to late September.  You can expect to find this Limited Release brew available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at select beer-focused establishments in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and throughout the rest of Terrapin Beer Co.’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Touch of Grisette from Terrapin Beer Co.

Release – Limited, mid-September 2018
Style – Grisette
ABV – 4.2%
IBUs – 23
Hops – East Kent Golding, Tettnang & Saaz; dry-hopped with Azacca
Malts – Pilsner, Malted Wheat, Unmalted Wheat, Flaked Wheat & Spelt Malt
Suggested Food Pairings – “Havarti & Triple Cream Le Riopelle, or a French classic roasted chicken with garlic and herbs.”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://terrapinbeer.com/beer-finder/

Terrapin Beer Co.’s Gamma Ray Wheatwine Returns for a Limited Time

Gamma-Ray-Label-SquareTerrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that Gamma Ray Wheatwine Ale is making a triumphant return this month as the brewery’s latest Side Project release.

Gamma Ray was originally released ten years ago as Side Project: Volume 3 and later experienced a short run on Terrapin’s Monster Beer Tour before being retired in 2011.  Well, this Wheatwine-style Ale is back and looking just as strong as ever – 10.8% ABV to be exact.  Brewed with “a massive amount of honey” from Savannah Bee Company, the gold-hued Gamma Ray offers a “fruity nose [that gives] way to a malty sweet taste of honey.”

Gamma Ray is rolling out now and will be available as long as supplies lasts.  You can expect to find this Side Project offering available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at select beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and throughout the rest of Terrapin’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Gamma Ray from Terrapin Beer Co. 

Release – Limited/Side Project, late July/early August 2018
Style – Wheatwine
ABV – 10.8%
IBUs – 40
Malts – 2 Row Pale Malt, Munich Wheat, Carapils & Acidulated Malt
Hops – Pearle & Mt. Hood
Suggested Food Pairings – “Blue Cheddar & Limburger, or a salty beef stew and a side of crusty baguette”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://terrapinbeer.com/beer-finder/

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Terrapin Beer Co. Adds T-Time Berliner Weisse to Seasonal Lineup

T-Time_Label-Square_STerrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) has announced that T-Time Berliner Weisse will officially return on Saturday, March 17 as the brewery’s new Spring/Summer Seasonal.

Originally released last year in a more limited quantity as a Special Release, T-Time is back as a refreshing Seasonal that beer fans can enjoy during the spring and into the summer months.  Brewed with Maya Tea and lemon, T-Time (4% ABV) is a “tart and thirst-quenching” Berliner Weisse that is meant to be a “summertime refresher [that will] get you back into the swing of things both on and off the course.”

“The addition of two new brewing vessels to our Rolec Brewhouse has allowed Terrapin to increase the production of kettle soured beer, such as T-Time and our year-round Good to Gose.”

 

– Jack Albanese, Director of Operations at Terrapin Beer Co.

T-Time Berliner Weisse will officially release in the Tasting Room at Terrapin Beer Co. on March 17 and will enter distribution shortly thereafter.  You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and throughout the rest of Terrapin’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for T-Time Berliner Weisse from Terrapin Beer Co.

Release – Seasonal, mid-March and into Summer 2018
Style – Berliner Weisse
ABV – 4%
IBUs – 5
Malts – Pilsner, Malted Wheat, Torrified Wheat & Acidulated
Hops – Vanguard
Suggested Food Pairings – “Chevre & Havarti, or a Turkey Club Sandwich with a side of chips”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://terrapinbeer.com/beer-finder/

Tasting Notes: Beyond the Galaxy IPA from Terrapin Beer Co.

IMGP8751_editedFor this week’s installment of Tasting Notes, we find ourselves cruising through the mid-week doldrums at warp speed thanks to a little help from Beyond the Galaxy IPA from Terrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia).

Arriving as the single hop successor to Terrapin’s Mosaic Red Rye IPA, Beyond the Galaxy is a new Seasonal India Pale Ale that features a “stellar flavor and . . . aroma of candied pineapple and tropical fruit” sourced from “an astronomical amount of Galaxy hops.” Clocking in at 6.3% ABV and sporting “a soft, juicy bitterness”, Beyond the Galaxy IPA aims to “take you on a voyage where no man has gone before.”

Beyond the Galaxy IPA is available now and will hang around throughout the spring months.  You can find this new Seasonal offering in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and throughout the rest of Terrapin Beer Co.’s distribution area.

Now that we have appropriately covered all those necessary particulars, let’s crack open a few cans and single hop our way into some Tasting Notes!

Tasting Notes for Beyond the Galaxy IPA from Terrapin Beer Co.

Appearance:  Beyond the Galaxy presents itself as a deep, golden colored beer that has a solid orange hue radiating at its core.  When held to direct light, that orange tone softens and the golds glow.  This IPA is completely clear and displays an abundant carbonation level coursing within.  The pour produced nearly two fingers of bright white foam that quickly retreats down to a wispy but complete top cap.  No matter its size, the head still coats the glass with some serious lace coverage.

Aroma: The aromatics are dominated by distinct, tropical fruit notes of passionfruit, grapefruit, orange, mango and pineapple.  An undercurrent of pine progressively settles into the background and the experience closes with just a grace of sweetness from the pale malts.  Just as it should be, this aroma is all Galaxy hops.

Taste:  Leading with pronounced notes of passionfruit and pineapple, the Galaxy hops have come ready to work in this department as well.  A slight malt character eventually threads its way in as the hops transition to juicy and sweet citrus tones.  This opens further to bring some pine resin and dankness just before the experience closes out with a vibrant pop of orange and grapefruit zest.

Mouthfeel:  Falling on the lighter side of medium in body with a bright carbonation presence, this India Pale Ale is pleasantly crisp and dries out nicely.  This beer does have a moderate amount of bitterness, but it cleans up quickly.  Weighing in at just 6.3%, the ABV is incredibly reasonable for the style and further adds to the easy-drinking nature of the experience.  The aftertaste is minimal, but there is a touch of orange and grapefruit left to linger.

Final Thoughts:  Just as expected, Beyond the Galaxy IPA is a super solid study in Galaxy hops and all the tropical goodness they have to offer.  The hops absolutely rule the arenas of aroma and flavor, but the bitterness is kept in check with just the right amount of balance.  That deft level of balance combines with the beer’s juicy character, lighter mouthfeel and reasonable ABV to create an absolutely crushable, thirst-quenching experience.  Seriously, this beer is ridiculously drinkable, and it deserves your consideration whenever you are partaking in a little warm weather drinking this spring.  Check it out.  Prost!

 

Terrapin Beer Co. Goes Year-Round with Luau Krunkles IPA

Square_Luau-Krunkles-300x300Terrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) announced today that Luau Krunkles Passion Fruit-Orange-Guava IPA will be joining the brewery’s Year-Round lineup in 2018.

The infamous Krunkles, Terrapin’s “fictitious brewer who travels the world making creative IPAs”, is entering some new territory in his brewing career now that Luau Krunkles has emerged from its previous two limited releases to finally provide its creator with some year-round recognition.  Just as the beer’s full name indicates, Luau Krunkles has “tropical aromas of Passion fruit, Orange and Guava [that dominate] the nose while a big juicy hop flavor and smooth bitterness complement the balance of the beer.”  This offering clocks in at 6.5% ABV and 72 IBUs.

Luau Krunkles will begin its Year-Round availability any day now.  You can expect to find Luau Krunkles in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and throughout the rest of Terrapin Beer Co.’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Luau Krunkles Passion Fruit-Orange-Guava IPA from Terrapin Beer Co.

Release – Year-Round status begins January 2018
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.5%
IBUs – 72
Hops – Columbus, Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe, Citra, Galaxy & Amarillo (Dry Hop Amarillo, Citra, Galaxy & Simcoe)
Malts – 2 row Pale, Ashburne, Carapilsner, Wheat & Honey Malt
Suggested Food Pairings – “White Cheddar & Gouda, or a nicely blacked Mahi-Mahi filet over a bed of coconut rice and an arugula salad”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://terrapinbeer.com/beer-finder/

Terrapin Beer Co. Adds Beyond the Galaxy IPA to Seasonal Lineup

unnamed (76)Terrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that Beyond the Galaxy IPA will make its Seasonal debut in early January 2018.

Stepping in to replace Mosaic IPA as Terrapin’s Spring Seasonal, Beyond the Galaxy is a single hop India Pale Ale featuring . . . wait for it . . . “an astronomical amount of Galaxy hops.”  “Deep gold in color with a soft, juicy bitterness”, this new offering showcases a “stellar flavor and . . . aroma of candied pineapple and tropical fruit.”  Beyond the Galaxy IPA weighs in at 6.3% ABV and 69 IBUs.

Beyond the Galaxy IPA will make its first appearance on January 4 at an exclusive release event in Terrapin’s Tasting Room.  Distribution will follow in early January, and this offering will hang around through the spring months of 2018.  Once fully released, you can expect to find this Seasonal offering in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and throughout the rest of Terrapin Beer Co.’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Beyond the Galaxy IPA from Terrapin Beer Co.

Release – Spring Seasonal, launches January 2018
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.3%
IBUs – 69
Hops – Galaxy
Malts – 2-row, Malted Wheat, Flaked Oats & CaraPils
Suggested Food Pairings – “Cheddar & Colby, or Thai Green Curry with Chicken, and Cosmic Brownies for dessert!”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://terrapinbeer.com/beer-finder/

 

Terrapin Beer Co. Gives Hopsecutioner IPA a Packaging Update

unnamed (12)Terrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) recently announced that Hopsecutioner IPA, the brewery’s most popular IPA, will be rocking some new label artwork in 2018.

To make its visual appeal a bit brighter and “[incorporate] elements found in other Terrapin packaging”, the folks at the brewery have decided to give Hopsecutioner IPA its first artwork update in over seven years.  Meant to be subtle, the changes will include “background rays” and a “bit more modern” look for the turtle operating the hop guillotine.  As far as the beer inside the packaging goes, Hopsecutioner IPA will remain “the same . . .  piney and citrusy IPA with a strong malt backbone” that has been “Terrapin’s flagship beer for over 7 years.”

“We wanted to bring Hopsecutioner into the same visual world as RecreationAle and Hi-5, without losing the look of the brand we’ve been building since 2010.” Says Julia Weckback, Marketing Director. “Our core IPAs are often on shelves together, and we wanted to ensure a cohesive brand image.”

The new-look Hopsecutioner IPA will start hitting shelves in early 2018.  As usual, you can find Hopsecutioner IPA available Year-Round in 12 oz. cans, 12 oz. bottles, 16 oz. cans and on draft at beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and throughout the rest of Terrapin Beer Co.’s ever-growing distribution network.  Prost!

Vital Information for Hopsecutioner IPA from Terrapin Beer Co.

Release – Year-Round
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.3%
IBUs – 71
Hops – Warrior, Chinook, Centennial, Simcoe, Amarillo & Cascade
Malts – 2-Row Pale, Munich, Crystal 24L & Victory
Suggested Food Pairings – “Blue Cheese or Sharp Cheddar. Pair with a classic burger, or play up the citrus in the beer with a glazed orange duck dish.”
Availability – 12 oz. cans, 12 oz. bottles, 16 oz. cans, and draft
Beer Finder – https://terrapinbeer.com/beer-finder/

Terrrapin Beer Co. Re-Releases White Chocolate Moo-Hoo

TerrapinWCMooHooBottleTerrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) recently announced that White Chocolate Moo-Hoo is available once again as a special Limited Release offering.

During the 2016 presidential election, Terrapin Beer Co. held a vote of their own to allow their fans to bring back a previously released beer.  The voice of the people was heard, and White Chocolate Moo-Hoo was declared to be the overwhelming winner.

This beloved Imperial Milk Stout (8.5% ABV) combines cocoa nibs from Nashville’s Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co. and white chocolate to supply you with “all the original flavor of Moo-Hoo that you remember, [and] all the new flavor of white chocolate you’ll never forget.”

White Chocolate Moo-Hoo is available now and will hang around while supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering in 500ml bottles and on draft at craft beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and throughout the rest of Terrapin Beer Co.’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for White Chocolate Moo-Hoo from Terrapin Beer Co.

Release – Limited, Fall 2017
Style – Imperial Milk Stout
ABV – 8.5%
IBUs – 30
Malts – 2-Row Pale, Flaked Oat, Crystal 85, Chocolate, DH Carafa III & Roasted Barley
Hops – Nugget & Willamette
Added Ingredients – Cocoa nibs from Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co. & white chocolate

Suggested Food Pairings – “Aged Gouda & Honey Chevre, or a scoop of caramel ice cream for dessert!”
Availability – 500ml bottles & draft
Beer Finder – http://terrapinbeer.com/beer-finder/

 

Terrapin Beer Co. Brews Hammer 58 Pale Ale With Former Atlanta Falcon

Terrapin-Arched-Logo-270x300Terrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) announced today that Hammer 58 Pale Ale, a beer inspired by and brewed in collaboration with former Atlanta Falcon Jesse “The Hammer” Tuggle, will be released to coincide with the opening of the Atlanta Falcon’s new home at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

To properly commemorate the Atlanta Falcons inaugural season at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Terrapin Beer Co. crew spent some time with Jesse “The Hammer” Tuggle, former NFL Linebacker who played his entire career (1987-2000) with the Atlanta Falcons, at their ATL BrewLab to brew a beer that celebrates both this legendary player and his team.  What they came up with was Hammer 58, an easy-drinking (5.8% ABV), hop-forward (58 IBUs) American Pale Ale that is brewed with “Falconers Flight hop blend and eight malts [to] create a citrusy and floral flavor.”

Hammer 58 Pale Ale is a Special Release offering that will be available throughout football season.  This draft-only offering will be available at Terrapin’s new bar at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, select Taco Mac locations, The Wing, Terrapin Beer Co.’s brewery in Athens, and for a limited time at the Terrapin Taproom at Suntrust Park.  Prost!

Vital Information for Hammer 58 Pale Ale from Terrapin Beer Co.

Release – Limited/Special Release, Football Season (NFL) 2017
Style – American Pale Ale
ABV – 5.8%
IBUs – 58
Hops – Falconer’s Flight
Malts – 2-row, Wheat, Flaked barley, Carapilsner, Crystal 65*L
Suggested Pairings – “Cheddar & Limburger, or pairs well with game-day nachos and a Falcons win!”
Availability – Draft-only
Where You Can Find It – Terrapin’s bar at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, select Taco Mac locations, The Wing, Terrapin Beer Co.’s brewery in Athens, & (for a limited time) the Terrapin Taproom at Suntrust Park