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/

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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

Terrapin Beer Co. Releases Blueberry Thyme Saison as Latest Side Project

BlueberryThymeTerrapinTerrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) recently announced the release of Blueberry Thyme Saison as the brewery’s Side Project Vol. #31.

The Side Project Series, a lineup of limited release beers that acts as a creative playground for the brewers at Terrapin Beer Co., sources inspiration from the world of craft cocktails this time around with the release of Blueberry Thyme Saison.  At 9.1% ABV, this Saison-style offering combines “the tart sweetness of ripe blueberries . . . with the floral warmth of thyme [to] play together with the flavors of traditional Saison yeast.”  Blueberry Thyme Saison can be enjoyed on its own or “as an ingredient in your own beer cocktail.”

Blueberry Thyme Saison officially releases on draft and in 500ml bottles at Terrapin Beer Co. on Wednesday, June 21.  This limited release offering will also be available at select craft beer bars, restaurants and retailers located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and throughout the rest of the brewery’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Side Project Vol. #31 – Blueberry Thyme Saison from Terrapin Beer Co.

Release – Limited/Side Project Series, launching June 21, 2017
Style – Saison
ABV – 9.1%
IBUs – 22
Hops – Fuggle & East Kent Golding
Malts – 2-Row, Munich, Malted Wheat & Acidulated Malt
Added Ingredients – Blueberries & thyme
Availability – 500ml bottles & draft
Beer Finder – http://terrapinbeer.com/beer-finder/

Terrapin Beer Co. Expands IPA Lineup with Release of Cumulus Lupulus

unnamed (4)_editedTerrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that Cumulus Lupulus Imperial India Pale Ale will be released in late-March as the newest addition to the brewery’s Monster Beer Tour.

To join in on the hazy IPA movement that has been incredibly popular as of late, Terrapin Beer Co. will soon be adding Cumulus Lupulus to their Monster Beer Tour, a series that was “originally created after Georgia raised the ABV cap from 6.0% to 14%.”  Since these beers represent some of the biggest and boldest beers in Terrapin’s portfolio, Cumulus Lupulus arrives as an 8.1% ABV, 101 IBU Imperial IPA boasting “over four pounds of Amarillo, Citra, Galaxy, and Mosaic hops per barrel.”  To keep the bitterness under control, the brewers “shifted most of the hop additions to the whirlpool . . . to bring out the incredible aroma and flavors of the hops by not driving off oils and volatiles as well as not extracting too much bitterness.”  Finally, Cumulus Lupulus was then left unfiltered to produce a hazy hop experience filled with “tropical, juicy aromas [that] give way to a smooth bitterness and a full mouthfeel.”

“Over the last 15 years, we’ve brewed a ton of IPA styles, ranging from Session IPAs to Black Belgian IPAs, and everything in between. We’ve never done an unfiltered IPA before because it’s more fragile to package and distribute, so we’re excited to launch Cumulus Lupulus.”

 

Dustin Watts, VP of Sales and Marketing at Terrapin Beer Co.

Cumulus Lupulus will officially release in late March and will be available while supplies last.  This limited release offering will be available in 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer establishments found in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and throughout the rest of Terrapin’s distribution area. Take notice, hop fiends – Cumulus Lupulus will only be available in limited quantities, so keep an eye out for this one when it drops later this month.  Prost!

Vital Information for Cumulus Lupulus from Terrapin Beer Co.

Release – Limited/Monster Beer Tour, launching late-March 2017
Style – American Imperial India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.1%
IBUs – 101
Hops – Amarillo, Citra, Galaxy, & Mosaic; dry hopped with Amarillo, Citra, Galaxy & Mosaic
Malts – 2-Row Silo, Wheat, Flaked oats, Carapilsner & Caramalt
Treatment – Unfiltered 
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft 

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Terrapin Beer Co. to Release T-Time Berliner Weisse in March

unnamed-6Terrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) recently announced plans to launch T-Time Berliner Weisse in March as their next Specialty Release offering.

Drawing inspiration from the iced tea and lemonade blend made famous by an iconic golfer, Terrapin Beer Co. has developed T-Time Berliner Weisse with the help of Maya Tea from Tucson, Arizona.  The recipe for this German-style Berliner Weisse combines tea and lemon to result in “a tart and thirst-quenching wheat beer.”  At just 4% ABV, “this easy-to-drink summertime refresher will get you back into the swing of things both on and off the course.”

T-Time Berliner Weisse officially releases in March with availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft.  Once launched, you will be able to find limited quantities of this Specialty Release at select craft beer establishments in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and throughout the rest of the Terrapin Beer Co. distribution network.  T-Time Berliner Weisse is sure to be a fantastic pairing with a day on the links or just warm weather activities in general, so keep an eye out for this one when it hits shelves and taps in the next few weeks.  Prost!

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

Release – Limited/Specialty Release, launching March 2017
Style – Berliner Weisse
ABV – 4%
IBUs – 5
Hops – Vanguard
Malts – Pilsner, Malted Wheat, Torrified Wheat & Acidulated Malt
Added Ingredients – Tea from Maya Tea and lemon
Suggested Food Pairings – Chevre & Havarti, or a turkey club sandwich with a side of chips
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft

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