The results are in. The people have spoken. Terrapin’s Dos Cocoas has been voted back into production for 2013. Dos Cocoas made debut as Side Project #4 in 2009. Dos is a porter brewed with two different kinds of cocoa. Cocoa powder in the brewing process (whirlpool) and then a month resting on cocoa nibs.
There was some ballot box stuffing that was apparently pushing Indiana Krunkles in the lead. The brewery knew was was up, and made sure the right candidate won. No mention of the 2013 release date.
The little bit of sexy above is the Terrapin Beer Co label for Liquid Bliss, Side Project #18. Due out in November, this chocolate & peanut butter porter should please your inter fat kid as much as the inner alcoholic.
Melt into another dimension with Terrapin’s newest Side Project… “Liquid Bliss”. This chocolate, peanut-butter porter concoction flows like a river of self-indulgent righteousness deep into the depths of your innermost childhood memory. Turn on, tune in, and drop out of this world for a tongue tripping experience of flavors never before so eloquently combined in a liquid or solid form.
Terrapin’s Samuari Krunkles, aka Side Project #17 is currently on shelves and taps. The next Side Project to be released this year is a chocolate peanut butter porter dubbed Liquid Bliss. The brewery aimed at releasing it in September, but November looks to be perfect for this decadent one.
The artwork is complete, as is the beer description (somewhere between nostalgic, and perverted). Look for it on tap and 22 oz bottles later this year.
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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
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!
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
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 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.
Terrapin Brewing (Athens, GA) travelled to Jura, Switzerland in February to collaborate with Brasserie Franches Montagnes. (Actually, they were already on a European beer tour.) In the cold of winter, the two breweries created a rye based barleywine.
The barleywine – “Spike & Jerome’s Ale” is actually derived from 20% rye, 80% malted barley. Currently aging in rum barrels in Switzerland. The beer will be imported by B. United mid June for tapping by the end of June. bottles Mid-July.
Availability: 330ml swing top bottles BFM bottles (July). Draft (Late June). Limited to 20 kegs, 300 cases of bottles.
Other Terrapin News:
- Reunion Beer 2011 with Shmaltz Brewing will be brewed in July
- 4th Edition of Left Hand/Terrapin Midnight Project will be brewed this July also in Athens, GA. No style decided yet.
- Side Project #16 – Flux Capacitor slated for winter 2011. A strong ale. Target ABV 12.1% ABV (1.21 gigawatts!) 88.8 IBUs (Miles an hour!) and full of Biff “Tannins”
- SP# 15 “Indiana Krunkles” is doing very well, on shelves and in bars now.