Terrapin Side Project Volume 15 - Indiana Krunkles Wheat IPA!
The Legend of Krunkles lives on with number 15 in our Side Project
series of beers. “Indiana Krunkles” Wheat I.P.A. boasts all the hop
adventure of an American I.P.A. while leading you on a quest for the
malt and yeast found in a traditional Ger- man Hefeweizen. Explore
all the unique flavor of this uncon- ventional wheat beverage while
your senses take you on a journey into complete beer nirvana. We
hope you enjoy this audacious brew!
Style: American IPA (Wheat base)
Hops: Bravo, Amarillo, Centennial. Falconer’s Flight (Dry Hop)
Malts: 2-Row Pale, Wheat, Munich, Victory, Crystal 24L, Acidulated
Terrapin Gamma Ray
Terrapin Gamma Ray is back on the scene! This massive wheat beer is
brewed with an obscene amount of locally produced Tupelo and
Sourwood honeys from Savannah Bee Company. This Gamma Ray will stop
any super hero's archnemesis in their tracks! With an ABV of 11%
this beer is not one to be trifled with!
Annual release: June
O.G.: 22. 6
Malt: 2-Row Pale, Munich Wheat, Carapils Acidulated
Hops: Perle, Mt. Hood
Honey: Tupelo & Sourwood
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%.