Terrapin Beer Co. Introduces Strawberry Dreamsicle IPA

Terrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Strawberry Dreamsicle IPA on Tuesday, May 26.

Dropping as the first official release in Terrapin’s newly established series of one-off Dreamsicle brews, Strawberry Dreamsicle is a Milkshake India Pale Ale that features four different hop varietals alongside additions of “real strawberry and lactose sugar for a creamy berrylicious mouthfeel.” Coming in at 7.9% ABV and 40 IBUs, Strawberry Dreamsicle is “a sweet but balanced IPA that provides a subtle hop finish and aroma.”

Strawberry Dreamsicle is scheduled to debut on May 26 and will stick around for a limited time. You can expect to find this new Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and throughout the rest of Terrapin’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Strawberry Dreamsicle from Terrapin Beer Co.

Release – Limited/Dreamsicle Series; launching May 26, 2020
Style – Milkshake India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.9%
IBUs – 40
Featured Hops – Amarillo, Citra & Simcoe (Dry hopped with: Amarillo, Citra, Mosaic & Simcoe)
Malts – 2-Row Pale, Wheat, Flaked Oats & Honey Malt
Added Ingredients – Strawberry & lactose sugar
Fun Fact – On the Dreamsicle Series: “Last year, we introduced Peach Dreamsicle as a stand-alone special release. Because of its success, we decided to do a series of one-off Dreamsicle brews. Our first, Strawberry Dreamsicle, will be launching in [May] followed by Peach Dreamsicle releasing in July. Mango Dreamsicle will round out the series, with a September release date.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans
Beer Finder – https://www.terrapinbeer.com/beer-finder

Tasting Notes: RecreationAle from Terrapin Beer Co.

TerrapinRecreationAlePourFor this installment of Tasting Notes, we escape the home office to find some outdoor, weekend serenity with a little help from RecreationAle LoCal IPA from Terrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia).

Recently reformulated to be lightened up a bit in appearance, calories and carbs so that Terrapin Beer Co. can join in on the low-calorie beer movement, 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 officially launched on February 19 and has now made it into full distribution.  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.

Now that we are all caught up on the changes RecreationAle has underwent, let’s crack open a few cans and see how the new version stacks up over some Tasting Notes!

Tasting Notes for RecreationAle LoCal IPA from Terrapin Beer Co.

Appearance: A gentle pour from a pint can produces a soft, golden yellow colored brew capped with a finger and a half of fizzy white foam.  When held to direct light, the color adjusts to more of a straw yellow hue.  This IPA is clear and displays a vibrant carbonation activity working within.  Head retention is good, falling to a foamy top cap that notches the glass with a line of lace after each pull.

Aroma:  The aromatics are straightforward and basically a proud showcase of Citra hops.  Big notes of sweet orange and grapefruit dominate while a subtle waft of earthy and floral notes provide support.  It is simple but it is absolutely lovely.

Taste:  Although the flavor is light (as expected from a low-calorie beer), the hops do take the lead here and are actually quite dynamic in range.  A gentle fruitiness offers notes of orange, lime, passionfruit, peach and tangerine while a pleasant floral character gives the hops some added depth.  The flavor profile closes with an almost Lager-like malt character that finishes super clean.

Mouthfeel:  Light in body with an effervescent carbonation presence, this LoCal IPA is incredibly refreshing and easy drinking.  Rocking a balance that is spot-on, this beer dries out nicely and is oh-so clean. The 4.2% ABV is well hidden, further elevating the overall drinkability of this offering.  Aftertaste is minimal, but there is a slight amount or sweet orange left to linger.

Final Thoughts:  This new version of RecreationAle has plenty of hop flavor and aroma for a low-calorie IPA, but it still has all the drinkability you seek from a lighter beer.  Flavorful and extremely crushable, this beer has everything you could want after a day on the trail or whenever you are after a super sessionable beer to enjoy while hanging out on the back porch.  Keep the new and improved RecreationAle LoCal IPA in mind for warm weather outings that require you to fill a cooler or whenever the beer fridge needs a restock of lawnmower beer.  Prost!

Terrapin Beer Co. Adds Cryosphere IPA to IPA Survival Kit Variety Pack

TerrapinCryosphereTerrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that the newly released Cryosphere IPA will join Hopsecutioner IPA, Luau Krunkles IPA and RecreationAle LoCal IPA in the newest installment of the brewery’s IPA Survival Kit Variety 12-pack.

The culmination of an experiment with a new “state-of-the-art hop product,” Cryosphere is an India Pale Ale brewed and dry-hopped with three varietals of Cryo Hops – Azacca Cryo, Simcoe Cryo and Centennial Cryo.  Coming in at 5.5% ABV and 46 IBUs, Cryosphere IPA “packs in huge amounts of hop flavor and aroma while minimizing bitterness.”

To ensure that all your hop needs are completely satisfied, Cryosphere IPA will be joined by the following three IPAs in the newly revamped IPA Survival Kit (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s website):

  • Hopsecutioner IPA – Light copper in color, this IPA has an aroma of fresh pine and citrus. A strong malt backbone provides balance to an assertive hop bitterness.  ABV – 7.3%  IBUs – 60
  • Luau Krunkles IPA – Tropical aromas of passionfruit, 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 – 50
  • RecreationAle LoCal IPA – Specially formulated to accompany you on all of your adventures. Packing in just 99 calories so it won’t weigh you down, this full-flavored “LoCal” IPA will keep your feet moving on the trail of life.  ABV – 4.2%  IBUs – 30

**The IPA Survival Kit will include three 12 oz. cans of each of the four featured IPAs**

The latest edition of Terrapin’s IPA Survival Kit is rolling out now and will be available for a limited time.  You can expect to find this Variety 12-pack of 12 oz. cans available at select craft beer-friendly retailers located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and throughout the rest of Terrapin Beer Co.’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Cryosphere IPA from Terrapin Beer Co.

Release – Limited/Special; launching late April 2020
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 5.5%
IBUs – 46
Hops – Falconer’s Flight pellets, Azacca Cryo, Simcoe Cryo & Centennial Cryo
Malts – 2-Row, Malted Wheat, Flaked Oats, CaraPilsner & CaraMalt
Availability – 12 oz. cans available exclusively in the IPA Survival Kit Variety 12-Pack
Beer Finder – https://www.terrapinbeer.com/beer-finder

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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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