Terrapin Chopsecutioner, a lower alcohol by volume edition of the brewery’s flagship IPA, debuts this month.
Maybe drinking 7.3% ABV IPA for 9 innings of baseball in a hot city like Atlanta isn’t recommended. Terrapin Chopsecutioner is here to help. The Athens, Georgia based brewery has a new 5 barrel pilot system at Suntrust Park, the new home of the Atlanta Braves and is the birthplace of this unique beer.
Attendees to Suntrust Park this summer will see quite a few unique recipes coming out of the new ATL BrewLab, starring with Chopsecutioner, which is actually aged on Mizuno wood bat chips. The hop lineup is the same as the bigger Hopsecutioner sibling, but with a lighter body, lower ABV, and a touch of wood flavor from the bats.
Terrapin Chopsecutioner will be available at Terrapin’s ATL BrewLab year-round when the season opens next week.
5% ABV, 60 IBUs
There is another IPA aged on baseball bats, dubbed ‘Homefront’, that benefits a great cause -Operation Homefront.
Left Hand Brewing (Longmont, CO) is shipping Homefront IPA for a second time. The collaborative American IPA raises money and awareness for Operation Homefront. Operation Homefront is a non-profit organization that provides emergency assistance to military families, and wounded warriors. America’s heroes.
[Operation Homefront] is aged on Louisville Slugger maple bats and infused with orange zest. Biscuit, honey, and grapefruit pith notes will play on your tongue, followed by a memorable dry, bitter finish.
In 2013, Left Hand raised $18,148 towards the cause. Donors to the beer brewing include Hops Direct, Cargill, Ol and Tricor Braun, DWS, and Moxie Sozo (Label design) help make this possible.
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft. May Release
Distribution: AZ, NM, CO, WA, TX, OK, KS, MO, KY, IN, OH, WI, MI, IL, MN, NC, SC, TN, NJ, PA, VA, MA, NY, AL, FL, GA, MD, DC
Homefront IPA is part of the collective series of beers raises funds for Operation Homefront, a charity that provides financial assistance to the families of wounded service members. Each of the beers is aged on wood bats donated by Louisville Slugger. Left Hand Brewing’s patriotic (and quite badass) label for their edition of Homefront IPA is seen above. Brewed with dried sweet orange peel, and orange zest.
Operation Homefront Provides Assistance to the families of service members overseas and our wounded warriors at home. Homefront IPA is brewed by craft brewers to support that effort. Left Hand Brewing Co is proud to express our gratitude to our service members who think of others before themselves and put the needs of our nation before their own.
Cigar City Brewing is among one of six breweries participating in “Hops For Heroes.” The collective series of beers raises funds for Operation Homefront, a charity that provides financial assistance to the families of wounded service members. The participating breweries include: Cigar City, Sly Fox, Perennial Artisanal Ales, 21st Amendment, St. Arnold, & Fremont Brewing. The idea for these beers came from MLB pitcher Chris Ray, Fremont Brewing, & COTU Brewing in Seattle, Washington last year. Each of the beers is aged on wood bats donated by Louisville Slugger.
Homefront IPA is a collaborative beer developed in 2011 by Fremont Brewing Company and COTU Brewing Company in order to raise money and awareness for Operation Homefront, a charity who provides emergency assistance to our military heroes and their families. Cigar City Brewing, along with several other craft breweries, have joined forces to expand this effort nationwide. Aged on Louisville Slugger maple bats, this IPA improves the lives of our soldiers. All proceeds from the sale of this beer go to Operation Homefront.
Style: American IPA
Availability: 750 ml bottles
For more on the charity, visit Operation Homefront