Terrapin Beer Co. Set for Wide Release of Los Bravos Mexican-style Lager

3D Los Bravos 12oz Can 121119RGB TransparentTerrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Special Release of Los Bravos Mexican-style Lager in April 2020.

A fan-favorite with baseball fans that was previously only available at Terrapin’s ATL Brew Lab at the Battery, Los Bravos is a “crisp and slightly sweet” Mexican-style Lager “brewed with Mt. Hood, Saaz, and Tettnanger hops for a touch of hop flavor to balance a clean malt profile.”  Coming in at an easy drinking 5.1% ABV, Los Bravos is an approachable offering that is truly “Cervezas Por Todos, Beer for All.”

Los Bravos is set to release in April 2020 and will be available for a limited time in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 16 oz. cans and on draft.  This Special Release will initially launch in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee only, but expanded distribution is expected to follow. Prost!

Vital Information for Los Bravos from Terrapin Beer Co.

Release – Limited/Special; April 2020
Style – Mexican-style Lager
ABV – 5.1%
IBUs – 25
Malts – Pilsner & Vienna
Hops – Mt. Hood, Saaz & Tettnanger 
Suggested Food Pairings – “This beer complements any spicy dish and helps keep any fiesta fueled”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina & Tennessee to start

Beer Finder – https://www.terrapinbeer.com/beer-finder

Terrapin Beer Co. Adds High & Hazy IPA to Year-Round Portfolio

TerrapinHighHazyCanTerrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that High & Hazy IPA will join its Year-Round lineup in mid-March 2020.

Brewed with a “copious amounts of wheat and flaked oats” to achieve a “soft and silky-smooth mouthfeel,” High & Hazy IPA is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale “loaded with four varieties of tropical and citrus forward hops” – Amarillo, Citra, Idaho 7, and Simcoe – that were incorporated as late whirlpool and dry-hop additions.  This “last minute” approach to the use of the featured hops makes it so High & Hazy IPA (5.8% ABV, 38 IBUs) has a pronounced juicy hop character in both flavor and aroma but with a “laid-back bitterness.”

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High & Hazy IPA will debut at Terrapin’s brewery location in Athens, Georgia on March 13 and is scheduled to enter distribution shortly after that date.  You can expect to find this new Year-Round offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and throughout the rest of Terrapin’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for High & Hazy IPA from Terrapin Beer Co.

Release – Year-Round; launching March 13, 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 5.8%
IBUs – 38
Hops – Amarillo, Citra, Idaho 7 & Simcoe
Malts – 2-Row Pale, Wheat & Flaked Oats
Fun Fact – “High & Hazy was originally tested at the ATL Brew Lab at the Battery in Atlanta as ‘Three Up, Three Down,’ and was the number one selling beer from the Brew Lab while on draft.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.terrapinbeer.com/beer-finder

Terrapin Beer Co. Gives ReCreationAle a Low-Calorie Makeover

unnamed (48)Terrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will release a newly reformulated, low-calorie version of RecreationAle in late February 2020.

Lightened up a bit in appearance, calories and carbs so that Terrapin Beer Co. can join in on the low-calorie movement that is currently taking the beer community by storm, the new RecreationAle is a low-calorie Session India Pale Ale that “still packs in all the *dry hop* flavor and aroma of the original RecreationAle.”  Weighing in at just 99 calories and 3.9 grams of carbs per 12 oz. serving, RecreationAle LoCal IPA is the perfect brew to “enjoy after a day on the trail.”

The new RecreationAle will debut in Terrapin’s Athens and Atlanta brewery locations on February 19 and will enter full distribution shortly after that date.  You can expect to find this Year-Round offering available in 12-packs of 16 oz. cans, on draft, and in the brewery’s IPA Survival Kit Variety 12-pack of 12 oz. cans at craft 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 RecreationAle LoCal IPA from Terrapin Beer Co.

Release – Year-Round; low-calorie version launches late February 2020
Style – Session India Pale Ale
ABV – ???
Calories – 99 (per 12 oz. serving)
Carbs – 3.9 grams (per 12 oz. serving)
Availability – 12-packs of 16 oz. cans, draft & in the IPA Survival Kit Variety 12-pack of 12 oz. cans
Beer Finder – https://www.terrapinbeer.com/beer-finder

Terrapin Beer Co. Brings Mosaic Red Rye IPA out of Retirement

unnamed (45)Terrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that its fan-favorite Mosaic Red Rye IPA will make a long-awaited return in December 2019 as a Seasonal Release.

Developed to be an artful study in Mosaic hops, Mosaic is a “ruby red” India Pale Ale brewed with rye malt and 100% Mosaic hops.  This recipe yields “aromas of stonefruit and blueberry” while “flavors of dark cherry and caramel complement spicy flavors of rye malt and hop bitterness.​”

Mosaic is rolling out now and is scheduled to hang around as Terrapin’s first Seasonal Release of 2020.  You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and throughout the rest of the brewery’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Mosaic Red Rye IPA from Terrapin Beer Co.

Release – Seasonal; returning December 2019
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – ???
IBUs – ???
Featured Hops – Mosaic
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://terrapinbeer.com/beer-finder/

Terrapin Beer Co. Goes All In On Hemp, Introduces Can Dispensary Mixed 12-Pack

terrapinlogoTerrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will release the Can Dispensary Pack, an all hemp-infused variety 12-pack of 12 oz. cans, in November 2019.

Riding the success of the recently released Jazz Cabbage Hemp IPA, Terrapin Beer Co. has decided to launch the hemp-laden Can Dispensary Pack consisting of the following three offerings (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s press release):

  • Jazz Cabbage, hemp infused IPA – our dankest beer to date. Packing in our very own special strain of hemp flavors, this IPA will fill the room with aromas of the choicest sticky nugs.  We brewed this beer by blending three high quality hops to help complement the kind profile of this heady IPA. ABV: 6.0%
  • Magic Brownie Ale – combines notes of dark chocolate and sweet caramel malt flavors while tickling your nose with a magical dank aroma. Brewed with hemp seeds for an extra special treat, having the munchies never tasted so good. ABV: 6.6%
  • Dancing Gummy Beer Berliner Weisse – Combines Montmorency cherry juice, hemp seeds and lactic fermentation for a sweet and tart experience. Aromas of stone fruit and fresh nugs make this beer a real pleasure on so many levels. ABV: 4.0%

Each Can Dispensary Pack will contain six 12 oz. cans of Jazz Cabbage, three 12 oz. cans of Magic Brownie, and three 12 oz. cans of Dancing Gummy Beer. This new variety pack will arrive in November 2019 and will be available at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and throughout the rest of Terrapin Beer Co.’s distribution footprint.  Each offering will also have limited draft availability at select locations.  Prost!

Terrapin Beer Co. Serves Up Some Jazz Cabbage IPA

Terrapin-Arched-Logo-270x300 (1)Terrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will introduce Jazz Cabbage Hemp IPA on July 10.

Expanding upon Terrapin’s “Grateful Dead roots” and weed-referencing beer names like Wake-n-Bake and Dave’s Not Here, Jazz Cabbage is an American India Pale Ale that “packs in [the brewery’s] very own special strain of hemp flavors, and is brewed with hemp seeds.”  This approach creates “aromas of the choicest nugs [which] give way to skunky, resinous hop flavors from a blend of three high quality hops: Chinook, Columbus, and Simcoe.”  Coming in at 6.6% ABV and 52 IBUs, Jazz Cabbage is sure to be “one of Terrapin’s dankest releases to date.”

Jazz Cabbage Hemp IPA is set to debut at Terrapin Beer Co. on July 10 and distribution is scheduled to follow shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this new brew available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and throughout the rest of Terrapin’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Jazz Cabbage Hemp IPA from Terrapin Beer Co.

Release – July 10, 2019
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.6%
IBUs – 52
Hops – Chinook, Columbus & Simcoe
Added Ingredients – A special strain of hemp flavors & hemp seeds
Fun Fact – On the label artwork: “The beer features art by Richard Biffle that plays on the name of the beer and stems from Biffle’s jam band roots.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://terrapinbeer.com/beer-finder/

Terrapin Beer Co. & Miller High Life Collaborate on Hoppin’ Bubbly Brut IPA

unnamed (39)Terrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that the Special Release of Hoppin’ Bubbly, a Brut IPA brewed in collaboration with Miller High Life (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), will begin in select markets in May 2019.

One evening while the crew at Terrapin Beer Co. was kicking around ideas for their next Collaboration project, a member of the team light-heartedly mentioned who better to brew a Brut IPA – a new style of India Pale Ale “known for [its] dry finish, and champagne-like effervescence – with than ‘The Champagne of Beers’, Miller High Life? After a few phone calls, that suggestion made in joking became a reality and Hoppin’ Bubbly was born.

Hoppin’ Bubbly is a Brut IPA that features “the classic malt bill from ‘The Champagne of Beers'” and a hop bill boasting four varietals – Cascade, Amarillo, Citra and Mosaic – that reflects “Terrapin’s affinity for IPAs.”  Thanks to “innovative brewing and dry hopping techniques”, Hoppin’ Bubbly (6.5% ABV, 26 IBUs) offers its drinker “a crisp, bone-dry finish and an aromatic hop profile.”

Hoppin’ Bubbly officially debuted in Terrapin’s Tasting Room in Athens, Georgia on May 1 and distribution is expected to follow shortly after the on-site release.  Available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft, this Limited Release offering will only be distributed in Georgia and Wisconsin, the home states of both breweries, for the time being.  If Terrapin decides to expand distribution of Hoppin’ Bubbly, we will be sure to update this post with that information just as soon as we get it.  Prost!

Vital Information for Hoppin’ Bubbly Brut IPA from Terrapin Beer Co. & Miller High Life

Release – Special/Limited, May 2019
Style – Brut India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.5%
IBUs – 26
Malts – Moravian, Flaked Corn & Flaked Rye
Hops – Cascade, Amarillo, Citra & Mosaic
Suggested Food Pairings – “Blue Cheese or Sharp Cheddar. Sausage, Tenderloin, or Terrine”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia & Wisconsin only
Beer Finder – https://terrapinbeer.com/beer-finder/

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Terrapin Beer Co. Delivers Krunkles IPA Travel Trunk Mixed 12-pack

unnamed (38)Terrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will introduce Krunkles IPA Travel Trunk, a new variety 12-pack of Krunkles-inspired India Pale Ales, at the end of March 2019.

After nine years of traversing the world and brewing innovative India Pale Ales to serve as Side Project/Limited Release offerings for Terrapin Beer Co., the legendary and mysterious Krunkles has returned from his travels with a Travel Trunk full of goodies. The Krunkles IPA Travel Trunk is a mixed 12-pack of 12 oz. cans that contains two well-known and beloved Krunkles brews and one of his newest concoctions, the aptly and simply named Mr. Krunkles.  The full descriptions for all three beers featured in the Krunkles IPA Travel Trunk are as follows (descriptions sourced directly from Terrapin’s website):

  • Luau Krunkles | Passion Fruit Orange Guava IPA – Tropical aromas of Passion fruit, Orange and Guava dominate the nose while a big juicy hop flavor and smooth bitterness complement the balance of the beer.  ABV – 6.5%  IBUs – 72
  • Panama Krunkles | Pineapple Papaya IPA – Continuing his world brewing tour, Krunkles is back with another fruit-forward IPA. “Panama Krunkles” blends the tropical juiciness of pineapple and papaya for this Central American-inspired beer.  ABV – 6.5%  IBUs – 77
  • Mr. Krunkles | India Pale Ale – The newest IPA from our man of mystery. Perfectly balanced by a tropical fruit forward hop bill, this delicious IPA highlights his craftsmanship and favorite beer ingredient…hops.  ABV – 6.5%  IBUs – 50 

The Krunkles IPA Travel Trunk will officially release in late March and will hang around through the summer months.  You can expect to find this new variety 12-pack at craft beer-friendly retailers located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and throughout the rest of Terrapin’s distribution area. Prost!

 

Terrapin Beer Co. Refreshes Long-standing Golden Ale

unnamed (35)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/

 

Terrapin Beer Co. Brings Liquid Bliss Out of Retirement

unnamed (32)Terrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin reintroducing Liquid Bliss Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter in select test markets during the month of January.

Originally introduced as Side Project – Vol. 18, promoted to Year-Round status in 2014 and then abruptly retired three years later, Liquid Bliss has officially returned with updated artwork and its first ever availability in 12 oz. cans.  If you missed this offering the first time around, Liquid Bliss (6.1% ABV) is a decadent, Zen-inducing Porter that will open your eyes and mind to “the harmonic togetherness of chocolate and peanut butter as it takes you to a place that you never thought possible… a Liquid Bliss.”

Due to “limited capacity and market focus”, Terrapin has decided to launch Liquid Bliss later this month (January 2019) in Georgia and Florida only.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in those two states.  If things go well during this market study, it is possible that Liquid Bliss could see expanded distribution in the future.  Prost!

Vital Information for Liquid Bliss Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter from Terrapin Beer Co.

Release – Limited/Market Test, mid-January 2019
Style – American Porter
ABV – 6.1%
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia & Florida only