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Terrapin Side Project 10: Captín Krunkles - Athens, GA
Terrapin Side Project 10:
Volume 10 in the
Terrapin Side Project Series pays tribute to the most feared captain on the high
seasÖCaptín Krunkles! Made with all the hops that make an IPA a big bitter
blaster and all the color that makes a stout look like the La Brea tar pits,
Captín Krunkles is my version of a Black IPA.
OG: 17.3 FG: 3.5 ABV: 7.5% IBU: 90
HOPS: Warrior, Columbus, Nugget, Centennial, Simcoe, Ahtanum (dry hop)
MALTS: 2-Row Pale, Dark Munich, Crystal 24, DH Carafa III
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 new brewery in Athens, GA is 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.