Topic Archives: Monster Beer Tour

Posted in Seasonal Return, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Hopzilla & Hop Karma Now Shipping

Terrapin has begun shipping two seasonal beers this week – Hop Karma and Hopzilla.

This is Hopzilla’s second appearance, this time as a part of Terrapin’s Monster Beer Tour,  in 12oz/4 packs.  It’s full of citra and centennial hops for a citrusy/pineapple hop punch.   Hopzilla! Doesn’t lay off when it comes to malt.  100% marris otter malt gives this hoppy reptile a honey like mouth feel. Hopzilla has body for sure!

Hop Karma was shifted to seasonal status starting this year.  Steve Hayes describes this beer like this:

Hop Karma Brown IPA (or dark, hoppy goodness as I like to call it). You probably remember this beer, as it was once part of our year-round offerings, but it has now been moved into the Seasonal Sessions line because we simply couldn’t keep up with production all year long. The dark roasted, coffee-like flavors of the Chocolate, Crystal, and Dark Munich malts give way to piney and cirtus flavors from Spike’s combination of flavorful, American hops…yum

The last of the Moo-Hoo is on shelves now.  This is your last shot at it before next fall.  Get to drinking…
Hop Karma
Hops:  Chinook, Centennial, Columbus, Nugget, Willamette
Malt: Chocolate, Crystal 65, Crystal 85, Dark Munich, Special Roast, 2 Row Pale, Victory
6% ABV, 65 IBUs
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Bravo, Chinook, Centennial, Citra
Malts: Marris Otter
10.7% ABV, 110 IBUs 

Posted in Beer News, Release Schedule, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin’s 2012 Lineup Looks Pretty Badass

Fresh out of a meeting with the Terrapin Brewing folk, here’s a look at your 2012 lineup.   You have a lot to look forward to.  Note – Schedule is Tentative!

Year Round

Hopsecutioner, Rye Pale Ale, Golden Ale

Monster Beer Tour

Hopzilla: Imperial IPA back in 12oz/4 pks! (March)

Monks Revenge: Belgian Tripel

Big Hoppy Monster: Imperial Red Ale

W-n-B: Coffee, Oatmeal Imperial Porter

Seasonal Sessions

NEW! Easy Rider: Hopped Up Session Ale. Dry hopped with galaxy hops.  (May)

Pumpkinfest: Fest-style beer with pumpkin & spices (August)

Moo-Hoo: Chocolate Milk Stout (Nuff said) – November)

All American Pilsner: (July)

Side Projects

Side Project 16: Phlux Capacitor – Strong Ale, 12.1% (1.21 Gigawatts!!) 88.8 IBUs (Miles Per Hour!) Oak aged for plenty of “Biff” Tannins (March)

Side Project 17: Samurai Krunkles – IPA brewed with jasmine rice, Sorachi Ace hops, Green Tea, Ginger (June)

Side Project 18: Peanut Butter Chocolate Porter – 2 names in the works, Liquid Bliss, and Ode To Reese. (September)

10th Anniverary Ale – Not going to be called 10th Anniversary. Look for some complex math equation adding up to 10 though.  You can glean the beer style from this: Chouffe yeast, coriander, 2 types of orange peel, chamomile, nelson sauvin hops.

Reunion Beer 2012:  Brewed again with Shmaltz.  Each brewery will do a new take on the brew – together and apart.

Posted in Seasonal Return, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Wake & Bake 2010!

Without further ado, Terrapin Brewing’s Wake & Bake 2010 has arrived.  Wake & Bake is an amazingly tasty oatmeal imperial stout featuring coffee from Jittery Joes in Athens, Georgia.  W-n-B (as the bottle states this year) is part of Terrapin’s “Monster Beer Tour” series

Commerical Description:
Black as night, this coffee stout is thick, rich and full of real coffee flavor. Brewed with the Terrapin Wake-n-Bake coffee blend created by Terrapin & Jittery Joe’s Coffee.

Beer Rundown:
Style: Imperial Stout
Hops: Chinook, Northern Brewer
Malts: 2- Row Pale Malt, Flaked Oats, Flaked Barley, Chocolate Malt, Black Malt & Roasted Barley
Coffee: Premium blend of Costa Rican, Guatemalan, & Zimbabwe : Premium blend of Costa Rican, Guatemalan, & Zimbabwe

Taste Expectations: Lots of coffee, mixed w/ malt sweetness with a bit of chocolate. Creamy, smooth, complex.

Availability: 12oz/4 packs. Some draft. Special casks.

Cellar: Yes.  Brewery recommends 2-3 years. (Under proper conditions)

8.1% ABV

Wake & Bake coffee blend is available to order! –>

Posted in Seasonal Return, Terrapin Beer Company

Big Hoppy Monster is Back!

The latest seasonal from Terrapin’s “Monster Beer Tour” is on shelves this week.  It’s Big Hoppy Monster, back for it’s annual visit.

Commerical Description:
This mammoth imperial red ale leads with a tantalizing hop aroma that is quickly complemented by an enormous malt backbone & finished with a multitude of hoppy goodness.

Beer Rundown:

Style: Imperial Red Ale
Hops: Warrior, Centennial, Cascade, Ahtanum, Simcoe (Dry Hop)
Malts: 2-Row Pale, Munich, Crystal 20, Crystal 30, Crystal 45, Crystal 77

Taste Expectations: Lots of malt flavors – toffee & caramel.  Sweet notes.  Hops are very floral.  Hint of alcohol warming.  It’s a big, bold beer.

Availability: 12oz/4 pks.  Draft. Rare Cask Offerings also. Seasonal Aug/Sept annually.

Cellar? Terrapin states Big Hoppy can cellar under the right conditions up to 3 years.

8.3% ABV

73 IBU’s

Posted in New Releases, Terrapin Beer Company

Monk’s Revenge joins Terrapin’s Seasonal Releases

Terrapin’s Monk Revenge debuted about a year ago as a part of the Side Project series.  Monk’s Revenge was Belgian style Double IPA.  Belgian double IPA’s are essentially DIPA’s with a Belgian yeast, instead of a conventional ale yeast.  With Belgian IPA’s you the hoppy flair of an IPA, but with a flavors of a Belgian you have come to know.

If you missed Monk’s Revenge in the 22oz bomber bottles you will have a chance again soon — and 1 time each year.   Monk’s has been added to Terrapin’s Monster Beer Tour, a seasonal series of Terrapin’s Big Brews. ( Includes Wake & Bake, Big Hoppy  Monster, Rye Squared, to name a few.)

Monk’s Revenge is brewed with a malt bill like a Belgian Tripel, but with the hop content of an IPA.  The Belgian yeast comes from one of the 7 Trappist breweries.  Monk’s Revenge also uses dextrose, an adjuct was used to force carbonate Monk’s , and is the first time brewer Spike Buckowski has ever used it.

Ingredients —

Hops — Magnum, Columbus, Chinook, Centennial, Amarillo, Cascade, Simcoe

Malts — 2 Row, Pilsner, Munich Light, Aroma, Pale Crystal, Acidulated

9.8% ABV

99 IBU’s

Next up in the Monster Beer Tour is Rye Squared, slated for shelves this week.  After Rye Squared  – expected is Monk’s Revenge aka the “Big Nasty” by Terrapin insiders.  (It’s a loving term, Monk’s is quite tasty.)  Actual dates coming soon.