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Side Project #30: Terrapin Blueberry Thyme Saison

Terrapin Blueberry Thyme Saison bottle

Terrapin Blueberry Thyme Saison is slated to be the 30th edition in the brewery’s Side Project Series.

Incorporating one of the Athens, Georgia based brewery’s bright farmhouse ales, and aged it on fresh blueberries and thyme. The beer pours a beautiful light purple color thanks to the fresh blueberry additions.The thyme adds an interesting summer touch. We enjoyed it

RELATED: Terrapin Chubby Bunny with graham crackers

Our newest Saison is a blend of fresh summer flavors. The tart sweetness of ripe blueberries combined with the floral warmth of thyme evoke garden memories in the culinarily-inspired brew.

Terrapin Blueberry Thyme Saison 16.9 ounce bottle release for the summer season, debuting in late-May, 2017.

Style: Saison (w/ Blueberries, Thyme)
Hops: Fuggle, Golding
Availability: 16.9oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: May, 2017

7.7% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

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Terrrapin Himalayan Pink Sea Salt Lime Gose will be Side Project #31

Terrrapin Himalayan Pink Sea Salt Lime Gose

Terrapin Himalayan Pink Sea Salt Lime Gose is on deck in Athens, Georgia.

The brewery already has a winner in the gose style – Watermelon Gose. The beer tastes like summer feels. Joining the brewery’s Side Project Series is  Terrrapin Himalayan Pink Sea Salt Lime Gose, another warm weather/tropically inspired beer.

The name pretty much gives away the composition of this gose; nuanced with limes, pink sea salt, and coriander.

The Gose is made with mineral-rich Himalayan Pink Sea Salt and has flavors of fresh squeezed Makrut Limes and subtle hints of Coriander. Quench your thirst as you meditate on our latest brew.

Side Project #29 is hitting shelves now – Chubby Bunny, a decadent s’mores inspired imperial milk stout. Also preceding this release will be Side Project #30, Blueberry Thyme Saison.

Look for Terrapin Himalayan Pink Sea Salt Lime Gose in 22 ounce bottles and draft this summer.

Style: Gose (w/ LimesCoriander. Sea Salt.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: TBA

4.5% ABV

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S’mores inspired beer: Terrapin Chubby Bunny

Terrapin Chubby Bunny

Terrapin Chubby Bunny is the both the 4th release in the brewery’s employee brew-off series, and the 29th Side Project Release.

A few years ago, the Athens, Georgia based brewery decided to put their employees to the [brewing] test. Internally, members of the Terrapin Tribe split up and got fermentationally weird. At the staff end of year party, each team presents their recipe, proposed name (which half the time has to be changed to make the government happy), and a skit relative to the beer. Trust us, it gets pretty hilarious.

RELATED: Terrapin Side Project Series

This year’s winning recipe is an imperial s’more milk stout, aka Terrapin Chubby Bunny. Inspired by the fireside favorite, Chubby features local Condor Chocolates, graham cracker, and marshmallows.

Chubby Bunny is our 4th installment of our employee home-brew competition. This Imperial milk stout breaks all the rules by combining flavors of graham cracker, toasted marshmallow and dark chocolate. This mouthful of a stout will challenge any beer lover to say “Chubby Bunny”

Previous employee brew-off releases include Pineapple Express, Saison Poivre, and Turtleneck.

Terrapin Chubby Bunny will be a 22 ounce bottle release in 2017.

Style: Imperial Milk Stout (w/ Lactose, Graham Cracker, Marshmallow, Chocolate)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: Early 2017

9.3% ABV

The winning Terrapin employee team: Tim Fennimore, Kim Fraher, Stephan Fraher, Kelly Guglietta, Geoff Hammond, Bear Jordan, and Marth Sproull

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Terrapin Smoke on the Porter is Side Project #28

Terrapin Smoke on the Porter can

Terrapin Smoke on the Porter is now the brewery’s Side Project #28.

The base beer is a Baltic porter brewed with beechwood smoked malt, that the brewery will be been aging on French oak until this fall release. In case you have a song rolling around your head, the beer is a nod to Deep Purple’s classic Smoke on the Water, released in 1972.

RELATED: Terrapin Hi-10 (Mango Habanero Double IPA)

Like music to your ears, “Smoke on the Porter” is that song you just can’t seem to get out of your head. Brewed with beechwood smoked malt and aged on French Oak, this old world lager will keep you humming that familiar tune.

What to expect? Smoke might turn some people off. To get that out the way now, there is just a hint off the beechwood smoked malt. There is a good bit of chocolate. So…smokey chocolate with a hint of fresh oak in the finish. A candidate for rich desserts, vanilla ice creams, or cheesecakes. Hell, even hot wings. Get weird.

Terrapin Smoke on the Porter is headed to shelves in 12 ounce cans – a very limited release.

Style: Baltic Porter (French Oak Aged)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: November, 2016

8.5% ABV

Pic: Beer Street Journal

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First Look: Terrapin HI 10 Mango Habanero Imperial IPA

Terrapin HI 10 can

Terrapin HI-10 will mark the 27th entry in the brewery’s Side Project Series in late July. For the first time in Side Project history, the beer will be in canned (instead of 22 ounce bottles.)

One of Terrapin’s first cans was Hi-5, a west coast style India pale ale. This rif on that beer will be an imperial IPA brewed with mango and habanero peppers. Above are the first can proofs of the new

Surf’s up with our “HI-10” Mango Habanero Double IPA. With citra waves for days, and just enough heat to make you sweat, our big and juicy DIPA has plenty of kick to keep you barreled from start to finish.

Terrapin HI-10 will be a 12 ounce can offering.

Style: Imperial IPA (w/ Mango, Habanero Peppers.)
Availabilty: 12oz cans, Draft.
Release: Late-July, 2016

9.3% ABV

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Spotlight: Terrapin Poivre Potion Saison, Side Project Series #25

Terrapin Poivre Saison bottle

Over the winter, Beer Street Journal got the unique opportunity to judge Terrapin’s employee brew-off. Each team of employees created not only a recipe, but had to present a skit to the crowd selling the beer. The winner -Terrapin Poivre Potion Saison.

Like other employee brew-off winners, the Terrapin Poivre Potion Saison features pink peppercorns that spices up this saison.

Traditional beers with a twist on their style has been a Terrapin ritual since the beginning. In keep up with traditional, our 2015 employee beer Terrapin Poivre Potion dry hopped imperial pink peppercorn saison, fits the bill. Brewed with pink peppercorns for a complex spice, and dry hopped for some extra aroma , this multifaceted beer will keep you guessing on which flavor comes next.

Terrapin Poivre Potion Saison is available in 22 ounce bottles, a part of the brewery’s Side Project Series.

Beer Street Journal tasting notes: Side Project #25 upscaled nicely from the employee test batch we chose in the competition earlier this year. The saison is very bright, with a strong peppercorn notes. As the dry-hopping name suggests, this saison has a strong hop flavor. A fun one-off lineup addition, for the fans of the Side Project Series releases.

Style: Saison (w/ Pink Peppercorns)
Hops: Amarillo, Galaxy, Jarrylo, (Dry Hop Amarillo, Galaxy, Jarrylo)
Malts: Two Row, Vienna, Wheat, Flaked Wheat 

Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft
Release: Early December, 2015

9.2% ABV

Terrapin employees responsible for this beer:

Daniel Armstrong
Randall Davis
James Zarzour
Martha Floyd
Christian Hurley
Jack Albanese
David Stock
Nathan Palardy
John Wetzel
Jonathon Ryder
Sophia Recalde
Lyndsey Lafayette

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Terrapin Side Project #22

Terrapin Beer Company (Athens, GA) is ready to ship Side Project #22, Moonray. The beer is a chocolate weizenbock, meant to resemble the chocolate oranges you get at Christmas.

To accomplish this flavor, the brewing team added orange peel and cocoa nibs.

Sometimes things get a little weird when there’s a full moon. Floating into Side Project spot 22 is Moonray Chocolate Orange Weizenbock. Our rendition of this traditional style is clearly a hoax with the addition of cocoa nibs and orange peel for a greater depth of flavor. With its big malt presence and hint of banana from the yeast, this beer may just make you howl at the moon.

Terrapin Moonray is a name nod to Sunray Wheat the brewery retired in 2011. The beer is available on draft and 22oz bombers this May. While you’re sipping #22, start thinking about Side Project #23 – Guano Loco.

Style: Weizenbock (w/ Cocoa Nibs, Oranges)
Hops: Sterling
Malts: Malted Wheat, Dark Munich, Vienna, Chocolate

Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft. One-time release.

8.3% ABV, 20 IBUs

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