The city of Atlanta has a big baseball season ahead of them. In April, fans will pour into their brand new $652 million dollar Suntrust Field. The new home of the Braves is quite fancy.
Beer is as much of a national pastime is baseball, and a fixture in every park in America. Every ballpark has beer, but not every ballpark has a brewery. Athens based Terrapin Beer Co. has officially built their first Atlanta brewery as part of Suntrust Park.
Since expanding into a 100 barrel brew house a few years ago, Terrapin has been lacking pilot system. Most of their recipe development has come from home brewed test batches and even a PICO Brew home system. From there the recipes are upscaled and tweaked on the fly. A brewery that likes to get weird like the Terrapin Tribe, a pilot system has always needed to be in the cards. When the opportunity came to build it in a Major League Baseball field, the brewery couldn’t say no.
The Terrapin ATL Brew Lab boasts a copper jacketed 5 barrel brew house that will be supplying the thirsty park goers directly. Styles will fluctuate as the season dictates. Just as Terrapin has become ubiquitous with Georgia beer, the brewery has partnered with Atlanta famous Fox Brothers BBQ. The ATL Brew Lab will be open to the public year-round.
While many Atlanta Braves fans have been torn about moving on from Turner Field, they won’t be disappointed on opening day or this high-tech new home of the Braves, Suntrust Park. Especially with fresh beer brewed just feet from home plate.