Topic Archives: Atlanta

Posted in Headlines, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin ATL Brew Lab & a look at the Atlanta Braves new Suntrust Park

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.


Posted in Beer News

Atlanta Hawks Embrace Growing Beer Scene

Someone at Hawks headquarters must be paying attention to the stats we’re seeing at CBC this week. The Southeast is the fastest growing craft beer community right now with no signs of stopping. To embrace and celebrate the surge of craft beer in the city of Atlanta, the Hawks will be hosting Hawktoberfest featuring 8 of the city’s breweries. Here’s the deal: before the game you can sample beers and meet the brewers who make it all possible as well as get your grub on with German food and rock out with live music. The best part – attendees can vote for their favorite brewery and the winner will have a brew of their choice carried at the arena throughout the playoffs. Breweries participating include Monday Night Brewing, Jail House Brewing, O’Dempseys, Wild Heaven, Red Brick, Terrapin, Sweetwater, and Blue Tarp.

If you go:
Atlanta Hawks Hawktoberfest
Phillips Arena, Atlanta GA
$16 for passport + cost of game ticket ($22-$200)
Ticket includes 4 tastings, live music, Hawks branded stein.

Posted in New Releases, SweetWater Brewing, Videos

Beer Street Journal Video: SweetWater’s 16th Anniversary

This month, SweetWater Brewing Company (Atlanta, GA) turned 16 years old. (The Sweet 16 party was rockin!) Attendees got the first taste of SweetWater’s 16th Anniversary Ale. The beer is a red wheatwine, that approaches 11% ABV. A wheatwine is like a barleywine, just brewed with lots of wheat. In this case, red wheat. This smooth, boozy beer smells has a banana/bubblegum nose, with a nice floral taste. Drink now, or cellar a few for special occasions.

The beer was bottled today and ships out tomorrow. Look for it on shelves early next week.

Style: Wheatwine
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft
Arrival: Now

11% ABV 

See more: Beer Street Journal Video, Read more: SweetWaterBrew

Posted in Coming Soon, SweetWater Brewing

SweetWater 16th Bottled This Week

SweetWater’s (Atlanta, GA) 16th Anniversary made it’s debut at the party over a week ago. The beer is being bottled this week. Look for the red wheatwine on shelves the first week of March. This the second “Anniversary” release by the brewery.

Style: Wheatwine
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft. Limited offering

10%+ ABV 

Posted in Beer News, SweetWater Brewing

SweetWater IPA Coming to 12 Packs

SweetWater IPA 12s

A new pack option is coming soon for you hopheads. SweetWater IPA will be joining 420 in 12 packs. For those really bad at math that’s 2x the size of 6 packs. Look for this by March, 2013.

Style: IPA
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft. Year round

6.3% ABV 

Posted in Beer News
Posted in Coming Soon, Monday Night Brewing

Monday Night Brewing Preps New IPAs

Monday Night Brewing (Atlanta, GA) has three offerings in their current arsenal. Eyepatch IPA, Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale, and Fu ManBrew. Two more brews are in development I’m told by the brewery.

First – a coffee based IPA, initially dubbed Blind Pirate using Batdorf Coffee. Casks of this beer can be found around Atlanta now.  Also, be on the lookout for an imperial IPA release too. No dates on these releases yet.

Read more: Monday Night Brewing