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Phlux Capacitor brewed by Terrapin Beer Company - Athens, Georgia
Side Project Number 16 - Phlux Capacitor brewed by Terrapin Beer Company -
Time traveling in at number 16 in our “Side Project” series of beers is
“Phlux Capacitor.” This wood aged Bully is brewed to an unknown style from
another dimension. Rumor has it that this beer was first invented on the
planet Vulcan on Saturday, Nov. 12, 1955. The recipe was discovered here on
Earth on Saturday, Nov. 12, 1985 at 10:04 P.M., scribbled on the back of a
sports almanac inside an abandoned DeLorean. It is said that the speedometer
in the car was frozen at 88mph and it took 1.21 gigawatts of power to
jumpstart the car Back To The Future! We hope you enjoy our interpretation
of this totally fictitious ale…Aged on French Oak. ABV: 9.7%. IBUs: 88.
Malts: 2-Row Pale Malt, Munich I, Crystal 24, Crystal 65, Crystal 85, and
Special Roast. Hops: Columbus, Nugget, Bravo, and Chinook
Brewmaster Spike’s brewing words of wisdom: “This Beer Will Soon Become Your
Beer Review by Beer
The latest Side Project,#16.Poured into an imperial nonic a hazed deep amber
with a thinner lacey slight off white head atop. Sharp resiny hops and light oak
from the aging in the nose,some sweet alcohol zip is there as well,the hops are
real assertive wich is a very good thing. Somewhat boozy and fruity with some
caramel that quickly melds into resiny sticky hops, love the balance and love
the big hops! This style is my favorite style when done right and this is done
right, big hefty boozy malty and a large dose of deep resiny hops, I loved it. I
love the hop burps left behind.
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 contract brewery.
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%.
When a Georgia state law capping beers at 6% alcohol was overturned in 2004,
Spike and John turned their attention to creating a line of seasonal beers that
pushed the envelope of traditional brewing. It was this desire to challenge the
palates of beer drinkers everywhere that led to the creation of the Monster Beer
Tour. The seasonal brews consist of Big Hoppy Monster, Wake-n-Bake Coffee
Oatmeal Imperial Stout, Rye Squared, and All-American Imperial Pilsner.
Terrapin's brewery in Athens, GA is and open for tours. Located at 265 Newton
Bridge Rd. in Athens, GA, the new brewery is 45,000 square feet. Tours are
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 5:30-7:30.