Topic Archives: Monster Beer Tour

Posted in Seasonal Return, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Rye Cubed Back in Monster Beer Tour Lineup

Terrapin Rye Cubed 2015

Terrapin Rye-Cubed, the bigger, badder, and boozier version of the brewery’s Rye Squared, is back on the Monster Beer Tour again.

This initial idea was to square the Rye Squared ingredients, that was until they thought about the math. Brewmaster and co-founder “Spike” tells Beer Street Journal:

We were trying to figure out how to cube the ingredients. Basically, we are doubling everything going into Rye Squared. It is big. Very big.

At 10.3% ABV, big is an understatement. Terrapin Rye Cubed will be “destroying palates from Athens to Tokyo” again in July, 2015. Available in 12oz bottles and draft for a limited time.

Style: American Strong Ale (w/ Rye)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft
Return: July, 2015

10.3% ABV

Read more: Terrapin Beer Company News 

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Posted in Headlines, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Hop Selection IPA Details Announced

Terrapin Hop Selection IPA

Terrapin Hop Selection IPA will join the brewery’s Monster Beer Tour in March. The imperial IPA will change with each release, highlighting a new, experimental hop.

The 2015 inaugural release of Terrapin Hop Selection IPA features Ella hops, from Australia. The hop the little sister of Galaxy hops, giving the beer a tropical flavor. Brewery co-founder “Spike” Buchowski travels to Yakima Valley, Washington each fall to hand select hops for the brewery. Needless to say, Ella hops made an impression.

Terrapin will be using Ella hops from the 2014 harvest. Ella (previously called Stella), the descendent of a Spalt-derived male and half-sister to Galaxy, is considered an aroma hop though with her higher alpha acid content of 14 – 16% she can also lend a hand in bittering. Ella has an interesting aroma of spicy hoppiness backed with softer floral notes and a touch of anise, which is a contrast to the big citrus/tropical fruit and pine notes of many modern hops used in American craft beers.

Terrapin Hop Selection IPA is replacing Terrapin’s other imperial IPA, Hopzilla. Available in 12oz bottles.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Ella
Malts: 2-Row Pale, Vienna, CaraPilsner, Honey Malt

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Seasonal Release, different each year.
Release: March, 2015

8.4% ABV

Read more: Terrapin Beer News

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Midnight Monk Released

Terrapin Beer Co.’s (Athens, GA) Monster Beer Tour’s newest, Midnight Monk Belgian-style Black IPA is hitting shelves.

Brewmaster and co-founder “Spike” based the beer off a Belgian tripel recipe, and hopped with like an imperial IPA, with a dark malt twist.

Take off your robe and slip into the night to get one step closer to the Holy Grail of all beers.  Midnight Monk Belgian-style Black IPA will have your senses juggling all the complex flavor and aroma this beer has to offer.


Terrapin Midnight Monk will be available in 12oz bottles and draft for a limited time.

Style: Belgian-Style Black IPA
Hops: Magnum, Columbus, Chinook, Centennial, Amarillo, Cascade (Dry Hop : Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade)
Malts: 2-row Pale, Pilsner, Munich, Special Aromatic, DH Carafa III, Crystal 24

9.8% ABV 88 IBUs

Also just released, Terrapin Imperial Pumpkin Porter

Posted in Seasonal Return, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Hopzilla, Year 4

Terrapin Beer Company (Athens, GA) is shipping another round of their imperial IPA, Hopzilla.

2014 marks the fourth appearance of Hopzilla, making it’s debut as a Side Project #12. Each year, this beer hasn’t stayed on the shelves very long.

This big double IPA has gotten a lot of attention over the last two years, but not only because this beer really is a hop lover’s dream come true.

Terrapin Hopzilla is part of the brewery’s Monster Beer Tour 4 pack releases.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Bravo, Chinook, Centennial, Citra (dry hop)
Malts: Maris Otter

Availability: 12oz Bottles/Draft. Early Spring Seasonal

10.3% ABV, 110 IBUs

Below, the original label for Terrapin Hopzilla

Terrapin Hopzilla SP

Posted in Coming Soon, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Monk’s Belgian Black IPA This Year

Around September of 2014, expect Terrapin Beer Co (Athens, GA) to release Monk’s Belgian Black IPA into their Monster Beer Tour.

There aren’t a whole lot of details about the recipe, as the brewing team is going to be tweaking the beer between now and brew day in the Summer sometime.

The 2014 Monster Beer Tour will include Hopzilla, Wake-n-Bake and new Rye Cubed.

Previous Monster Beer Tour member Big Hoppy Monster (seen above) has been retired.

Check out the full 2014 Terrapin preview here.

Posted in Seasonal Return, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin’s Oak Aged Big Hoppy Returns

Terrapin Beer Co’s big red ale is headed back to shelves. Oaked Big Hoppy Monster is not for the faint of palate. This monster is indeed, a monster. Big malt backbone, lots of hops, and aged on French oak.

Style: Red Ale (Oak Aged)
Hops: Centennial, Cascade, Bravo, Amarillo, Simcoe
Malts: 2 Row Pale, Caramunich, Crystal 77, Amber, Crystal 45

Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft. Fall seasonal

9.1% ABV

Posted in Seasonal Return, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin All American Pilsner Returns

Terrapin All American

In honor of this years presidential election, Terrapin Beer Co’s All American Pilsner returns from retirement. This year’s batch is much bigger than ever before.  Speaking of beers out of retirement, you have an opportunity to vote to bring a Terrapin beer back from retirement.

The All-American Imperial Pilsner is the beer that has inspired all this democratic fervor at Terrapin. The AAIP began its career as one of the original members of the Monster Beer Tour. Originally released in 2005 as a 7.5% Pilsner with 75 IBUs, it was brewed withall American malts, hops, yeast, and water. Rich, malty, and with an extreme hoppy profile, this was truly a Terrapin-style Pilsner. The plan to bring the Pilsner back for the Presidential Election was born when the AAIP was retired. It softened the blow to the beer’s many fans to know that it was not gone forever… just on hiatus! It’s back now once again; representing classic German style but with anAll-American flair!

Style: Imperial Pilsner
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft.

8.6% ABV, 80 IBUs 

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