Terrapin’s latest Krunkles is headed to shelves. The fictitious (or no so fictitious) Samurai Krunkles gets shipwrecked in Japan. This Side Project #17 is an Asian inspired IPA, brewed with jasmine rice, ginger and jasmine green tea. That’s on top of 5 different hop varieties you’ll find in this brewing improvisation.
This Asian-inspired IPA is brewed with fragrant jasmine rice, ginger and jasmine green tea for a bold and unique set of flavors built to balance out the hoppy kick present in all Krunkles brews. Yes, Krunkles is known for his love of hops and the Samurai Krunkles is no exception with five hops in the mix. This beer is our homage to the man and the beers we think he brewed while studying with these ancient masters. We call it his version of the tea ceremony.
Style: IPA (w/ Green Tea, Jasmine Rice, Ginger, Dextrose)
Hops: Columbus, Nugget, Falconers Flight, Zythos, Sorachi Ace
Malts: 2-Row, Best Munich, Victory, Pale Crystal
Availability: 22 oz bombers, Draft. One time release.
Taking the Orient the rest of the world by storm, Krunkles returns! In this edition of the bearded IPA brewer’s saga, “Samurai Krunkles,” as he was once known in the Far East, pulls out all the hops from his katana’s sheath to make this Asian flared brew. While traveling around the Pacific in a souped up rickshaw pulled by his trusty sidekick Cato, Krunkles unique brewing ingredients like jasmine rice and green tea and the finest ginger the Orient had to offer for this Samurai master’s ale. Cheers! Spike & John
Style: IPA (w/ ginger, jasmine rice, and green tea)
Availability: 22 oz bombers, Draft
Arrival: Late June, 2012