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Terrapin to release second The Walking Dead-themed brew

lucille-label-1-226725A few years ago, Athens, Ga. brewery Terrapin Beer Company produced a beer themed after the hugely popular “The Walking Dead” television program that airs on cable channel AMC. Walking Dead Blood Orange IPA was hit with both fans of the show and beer-lovers alike. On the heels of that success, Terrapin is once again brewing a The Walking Dead-themed beer. This time around the beer will pay tribute to the most reviled villain the show has ever known; Nagen.

As fans of the show know, Nagen is a psychopathic dictator who demands total loyalty and doles out punishment with his beloved “Lucille,” a barb-wire wrapped baseball bat. The brewers at Terrapin found inspiration in the much-feared weapon and have created an extremely limited amount of Lucille an imperial stout brewed with several unique ingredients.

The label describes the beer as:

“Lucille,” the weapon of choice inside of this bottle, is an imperial stout brewed with blackstrap molasses and vanilla. Swinging for the fences, we aged this beer on hickory, maple and white ash, the three woods that are used to produce baseball bats. Big and menacing, its flavors hit hard.

The beer will arrive in 500 ml bottles and, as stated above, will be extremely limited in distribution.

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Posted by on January 26, 2017 in Beer, Beer Releases


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Applebee’s honors American Craft Beer Week with special Happy Hour

bdg_ACBW2016_lgAmerican Craft Beer Week is upon us and the number of activities to show your support is nothing less than amazing. One event that you may not have heard about, but should definitely look in to is the Craft Beer Happy Hour at Applebee’s in Bartram Park.

The Happy Hour will feature craft beer from “down the block, around the corner and across the country.” Guests will have an opportunity to choose from a range of beers from local breweries such as Bold City Brewing Company, Veteran’s United Craft Brewing and Intuition Ales Works in addition to brews from regional and national breweries like SweetWater Brewing Company, Sam Adams Brewing Company and Terrapin Beer Company.

Along with the great beer, guests can expect a DJ to be spinning tunes on the patio and opportunities to win fun beer-centric swag. In addition, representatives from Bold City Brewing Company will be on hand to talk about their beers and answer questions.

The Happy Hour takes place Thursday, May 19 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 14560 Old St. Augustine Road.





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Terrapin brewing a beer based on The Walking Dead television program

walkingdeadThe news came out last week; fans of Terrapin Beer Company and of the AMC television program The Walking Dead have something to collectively cheer about. The two have teamed up to create a companion beer to the program. The Walking Dead Red India Pale Ale will be brewed appropriately enough with blood orange peel.

Astute fans of both the show and the beer may recall that several years ago, cases of Terrapin beer made a cameo on the program. In a horrifying scene, zombies – or Walkers as they are known on the show – fell through holes in the roof of a storage room on to cases of the beer. Oh the humanity!

Perhaps prophetically, during an interview with Spike Buckowski and John Cochran in 2013, I broached the subject of brewing a beer for The Walking Dead ( As fans know, the show took place in and around Atlanta, Ga. during the first few seasons. Indeed, it is still filmed outside of the Atlanta area. Spike, a fan of the show, expressed that he would welcome the opportunity to brew a beer themed to the show.

Release dates and availability details are not yet available, but once it hits the shelves it is sure to be a popular addition to Sunday night zombie watching.



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Posted by on July 29, 2015 in Beer News


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Terrapin puts a coffee house spin on Moo-hoo Chocolate Milk Stout

Terrapin-Moo-HooChiatoWhen Athens, Ga. brewery Terrapin Beer Company first conceived of Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout they knew they had a winner on their hands. Since its first appearance, the highly-sought beer has had several variants includning an elusive, but supremely rewarding white chocolate version. This year, Spike Buchowski, brewer and co-owner of the brewery, has concocted yet another variation of this distinctive brew: Moo-hooChiato.

The beer, brewed with Sinclair & Olive cocoa nibs and Jittery Joe’s roasted Espresso coffee beans, evokes the flavors of a macchiato at your favorite coffee shop. The company’s website describes it:

“Like your favorite cup of Café Mocha, Moo-HooChiato “Chocolate Espresso Milk Stout “ puts you in the right state of mind. Take in the aroma of expertly roasted espresso from Jittery Joe’s and let your taste buds melt into the flavor of Olive and Sinclair’s award winning chocolate. Brewed with lactose sugar for a creamy mouth feel and a touch of sweetness, this is a Barista’s wish come true.”

Included in the bill for this tasty seasonal treat is:

  • 2-Row Pale
  • Flaked Oat
  • Crystal 85
  • Chocolate
  • DH Carafa III
  • Roasted Barley

Beer blog Beer Street Journal put together the video below featuring Buchowski talking about the brew.

Terrapin Releases Moo-HooChiato into Special Reserve Series from on Vimeo.

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Posted by on November 6, 2014 in Beer Styles


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Terrapin Beer Company cited for alleged brewery tour violations

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Terrapin Beer Company (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you thought the laws in Florida regarding growler size were ridiculous  wait until you here about the laws in Georgia governing tap rooms.

In an article on the online addition of the Athens Banner-Herald, reporter Nick Coltrain breaks the news that Terrapin Beer Company has been, “cited four times recently by the Georgia Department of Revenue for allegedly violating regulations pertaining to brewery tours.”

To clarify for those who are unfamiliar with the regulations cited. In Georgia, breweries are not allowed to sell beer in their tap rooms. Instead, they may conduct “brewery tours” that must last at least two hours. Beer may be served as samples. But, these samples may not exceed 32 oz. Patrons must also be made aware that they do not have to purchase a glass to participate in the tour.

In short, the breweries are allowed to open their taprooms for two hours a day, give a tour of the brewery and serve samples during the “tour.” What most breweries do is to open their tap room for two hours a day, ask patrons to purchase a souvenir glass that includes drink tickets and enjoy their beer.

John Cochran, president and co-owner of Terrapin, has been active in the state legislature trying to repeal these archaic and patently ridiculous laws. Could that have anything to do with the targeting he seems to have received by the Georgia Department of Revenue? That is mere speculation, but it does seem rather fishy that breweries across the state conduct their tours in the exact same manner without visits from the revenuers.

Read the entire Banner-Herald article here:

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Posted by on November 5, 2013 in Beer News


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