We caught up with Terrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) and they have given Beer Street Journal a look at this upcoming beer. In the picture above, you see the first printed cans of new Watermelon Gose to come off the line in south Georgia.
Terrapin Watermelon Gose will be the brewery’s first packaged gose style, a tart beer traditionally brewed with sea salt and coriander. Now, unless you haven’t paid a single lick of attention to the American craft beer scene at all in the past few years, the U.S. loves breaking tradition. Enter watermelon into the fold.
Terrapin Watermelon Gose will feature the best the gose has to offer, with a watermelon-y twist. Look for cans across the brewery’s distribution network in late May/June, 2016.
Ballast Point Watermelon Dorado, the brewery’s imperial IPA brewed with watermelon is already available in bottles. Next up, 12 ounce cans.
The brewery has been taking a few of their tried and true offerings, and nuancing them with everything from pineapple to peanut butter cups. Recently (or forthcoming) releases include Pineapple Sculpin, Grapefruit Sculpin, & Habanero Sculpin, and Mango Even Keel.
Ballast Point Watermelon Dorado is currently available nationally in bottles and draft.
This Double IPA is not one to back down from big flavors. Mash, kettle, and dry hopping blend to create a huge hop profile that is balanced with a blast of watermelon.
Ballast Point Watermelon Dorado is a 12 ounce bottle and draft offering. 12 ounce cans will be shipping nationally this summer.
Three Taverns Sour Asylum #5, aka Pomethus, debuts April 29th. This release will be brewery only.
The Decatur, Georgia based brewery’s Sour Asylum Series features various Lactobacillus fermented beers, sometimes with spice and fruit additions. Three Taverns Sour Asylum #5’s fruit of choice is pomegranate.
Pomethus is a facto-fermented sour brewed with pilsner and wheat malts and matured on pomegranate. Known to ancient traders as the “fruit of paradise,” the sacred pomegranate’s tartness and touch of sweetness are a delectable delight.
Three Taverns Sour Asylum #5 is 750 milliliter, bottle-conditioned bottle. Tour attendees can receive up to 2 per person, depending on tour purchase.
Style: American Wild/Sour Ale
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Great Divide Nadia Kali will debut in June, 2016. The beer kicks off the Denver, Colorado based brewery’s new Tank Farm Series.
Hibiscus gives Great Divide Nadia Kali its pink color. The brewery didn’t stop there, however. The saison also boasts ginger, and lemon peel as well.
…while ginger root gives it a subtle spice and hint of woodsy maturity, and lemon peel adds a citrus tartness to keep you on your toes. Full of complexity and intrigue, this unfiltered beauty will show you just how deceiving looks can be.
Great Divide Nadia Kali will be available in 12 ounce bottles and draft starting this June.
Wild Heaven Wise Blood IPA will be the Avondale Estates, Georgia based brewery’s next canned offering.
As of today, Wild Heaven’s brewmaster Eric Johnson has brewed 40 different test batches of Wise Blood, dialing in the recipe each time. If you are wondering why so many test batches, you’ll need to understand more about Eric. Each one of his recipes is very intentional and deliberate. Eric will brew a thousand test batches if it means getting it right. We have noticed a trend where some breweries will release a beer that is not even close to being ready for public consumption. Quite a scary thought when there are new folks learning and trying new beers everyday.
We’ve tasted the test batches along the way, and he’s pretty damn close.
In the meantime, this sexy can above is what you’ll get when the recipe is ready.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft
?? ABV (Pending final recipe)
Image: Beer Street Journal
Green Man Sunseeker Pils will debut in May, 2016.
Hot on the heels of a new brewery expansion in Asheville, North Carolina comes the brewery’s first packaged lager in years. Green Man Sunseeker Pils is brewed true to style with 100% German hops and pilsner malt.
“It is natural to crave a clean and crisp beer, especially in hot summer months.” says head brewer John Stuart.
Green Man Sunseeker Pils is a 12 ounce bottle and draft offering.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: May, 2016
Distribution: NC, SC, FL, TN
Victory Cage Radler will join the Downingtown, Pennsylvania based brewery’s lineup on May 1st.
For those a little unfamiliar, the word radler is German for “cyclist”. As beer history mentions – in 1922 Franz Xaver Kugler, owner of a Bavarian beerhaus, was running low on beer, with a bar full of 1,000’s of thirsty cyclists. In a pinch, he blended lemon-lime soda (which wasn’t selling anyway because his customers just wanted to drink) and dunkel lager, creating the radler beer, or shandy.
A shandy is a 50/50 mix of beer and lemonade. In the case of Victory Cage Radler, the brewery uses a light lager to blend with lemon extract.
The resulting beer is 3% alcohol by volume, perfect for your demanding cyclist guests, or just to drink on a hot day.
Victory Cage Radler will be available in 12 ounce bottles (in the variety pack) and 12 ounce cans.