Terrapin Releases Dr. Krunkles White Farmhouse IPA - Side Project
The legendary hop-hunter Krunkles turns up yet again, back from a
tour of the Orient. His mission this time is to get experimental;
his unbounded travels have earned him an honorary doctorate ("Doctor
of what?", you may ask. This would be a question to which only
Krunkles knows the answer...) and he's sequestered himself in the
lab perfecting a never-before-seen formula for his beloved IPA.
Dr. Krunkles White Farmhouse IPA reaches new heights in complexity and
flavor by combining the malt and spices of a Belgian Witbier, the yeast of a
Farmhouse Ale, and the hoppy goodness of an American IPA. Krunkles' twisted
touch is a dash of white peppercorn followed by wood aging on white ash.
Dr. Krunkles White Farmhouse IPA Stats
Malts: 2-Row Pale, Torrified Wheat, Malted Wheat, Flaked Oats, Acidulated
Hops: El Dorado, Centennial, Sorachi Ace (dry hop)
Other: Coriander, Bitter Orange Peel, Sweet Orange Peel, White Peppercorn; Aged
on White Ash
Terrapin Beer Company
Terrapin Beer Company was founded by Brian "Spike" Buckowski and John
Cochran. The two men actually wanted to develop their own brewery, in 1998,
before they had their own beer. After finally developing a beer the two were
contemplating names when Buckowski, a Grateful Dead fan, mentioned Terrapin.
The name comes from "Terrapin Station," which is a Grateful Dead album.
After three years of talking to bankers and investors to no avail, Spike and
John realized the only way to start Terrapin Beer Company was to begin as a
It released its first beer, the Terrapin Rye Pale Ale, in Spring 2002 at the
Classic City Brewfest. Six months later this beer, which was sold only in
Athens, Georgia, was awarded the American Pale Ale Gold Medal at the 2002
Great American Beer Festival. With demand for Terrapin growing daily, the
Rye Pale Ale was soon made available to beer fans in Atlanta, Georgia as
well. Soon after, Terrapin was chosen by producers of "Blue Ribbon" on
Turner South to be featured on a TV special about breweries in the South.
The viewers of this show voted Terrapin as the Best Brewery in the Southeast
by an overwhelming margin of 72%.