Terrapin Mega Update

Discussion in 'South-Atlantic' started by jcb7472, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. jcb7472

    jcb7472 Jul 13, 2011 Florida
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    Some of these beers sound awesome...Cinnamon Rolled WnB, White Chocolate MooHoo, Dr. Krunkles Farmhouse IPA, etc...

    From BeerPulse.com:

    (Athens, GA) – Terrapin Beer Company commissioned its new 100-barrel Rolec brewhouse in January and has had a big year as a result.
    Terrapin co-founder, John Cochran, reported this on his blog on Thursday:
    In July of 2013, Terrapin sold 4,030 barrels of beer. That’s 8,060 kegs. Or 55,533 cases. Or 124,930 gallons of beer. In only one month! What really brought the significance of this number home to me was when I realized it was more beer than we sold in all of 2002, 2003 and 2004 combined.
    Fittingly, the company’s other co-founder, Spike Buckowski, joined the Under My Host podcast this week to discuss, among other things, growth and the industry at large.
    Buckowski touched on the industry and new breweries. As an established 11 year-old brewery in ten states, coming off of a $3.8 million expansion, Terrapin finds itself in a solid position to grow. That said, following the lead of some fellow incumbent breweries, Buckowski exuded caution, re-telling a story in which an old friend of his said that he just wanted to find breweries like Sierra Nevada or Bell’s on tap but they were being taken over by local brands, “only half of which were good” (in the words of his old friend).
    Another topic that came up is contracting which Buckowski referred to as a double-edged sword. Heavy Seas’ founder, Hugh Sisson, coming down on contracting in the past came up and Buckowski noted that it was kind of strange given they contracted a batch of beer at Heavy Seas previously. Buckowski is fine with contracting under the right principals but is concerned when a company is contracting with the intent to eventually flip the business.
    Buckowski revealed that Terrapin contracted recently up at Two Roads Brewing Company, which has the same brewing system as Terrapin. Buckowski went up to Connecticut to brew and can a beer called RecreationAle. The beer is available now and Buckowski expected another 500 barrels of the beer to make their way down south this week.
    In other news…
    Terrapin Dr. Krunkles White Farmhouse IPA is still in the tanks.
    When Terrapin brews Moo-Hoo, it will brew one tank of White Chocolate Moo-Hoo.
    When Terrapin brews Wake-n-Bake, it will brew one tank of “Cinnamon Rolled” Wake-n-Bake. Buckowski says it will be “breakfast in a glass.”
    Terrapin will brew a pineapple smoked German Helles Lager.
    Terrapin will collaborate with Swamp Head Brewery in Gainesville to brew what will likely be an English Bitter with Georgia peaches and Florida oranges. The name of the beer will be “Bitter Rivalry.”
    Terrapin will collaborate with Cigar City Brewing (no details).
    Terrapin plans to work with Richland Rum to source some rum barrels for what Buckowski hopes will be a big beer with pecans (from a local farm).
    Buckowski will fly out to England with several other U.S. brewers to brew for JD Wetherspoons’ real ale fest.
    Last but not least, Buckowski says that three people (out of a possible four) claimed the golden tickets from the company’s Georgia Theatre sweepstakes a while back. The winners received a lifetime pass to shows at the rebuilt Georgia Theatre.
     
  2. powerss13

    powerss13 Apr 5, 2009 Kansas

    I love Terrapin....too bad I can't get it here...:(
     
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  3. musicman7070

    musicman7070 Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey
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    Wow, look at all those new beers! I want to try all them...especially the White Chocolate Moo-Hoo and the "Cinnamon Rolled" Wake-n-Bake. I'm gonna buy the crap out of both of them when they're released.

    Just one question, how much is one tank of beer equal to in terms of bottles/cases? I'm assuming with them only brewing one tank of each of these stouts, they will be difficult to come by.
     
  4. Infinite1

    Infinite1 Jul 2, 2010 Illinois
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    White Chocolate Moo-Hoo please
     
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  5. spitshaded

    spitshaded Nov 12, 2012 Virginia

    CinnamonRolled W&B & White Chocolate MooHoo sound amazing.
    ...Not really expecting to find any though.
     
  6. 305BEER

    305BEER Jan 4, 2011 Florida
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    I had recreation-ale a few days ago. It was solid and it's supposed to be 14$ for a 12pack
     
  7. Infinite1

    Infinite1 Jul 2, 2010 Illinois
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    I cant wait to set up a trade for the White Chocolate
     
  8. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Dec 13, 2009 New York
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    Iso iso iso!
     
  9. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Nov 12, 2012 South Carolina
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    I know someone's theater room fridge that will be stocked with all of the above. I'll have to make room by removing the 2012 WnB though..... FT: WnB? Who knows.
     
  10. Hanzo

    Hanzo Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Uh, yes please.
     
  11. chefkevlar

    chefkevlar Apr 17, 2010 South Carolina
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    Ya'll are assuming that they are going to bottle White Chocolate and Cinnamon WnB
     
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  12. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Nov 12, 2012 South Carolina
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    Whether it be bottle, or growler, I'll have a fridge full. It may very well be tap only, it would make sense.
     
  13. Infinite1

    Infinite1 Jul 2, 2010 Illinois
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    Either way I have some traders in NC and SC that would probably get me a growler
     
  14. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    Cant decide if Im more excited for White Chocolate Moo-Hoo or Cinnamon Rolled WnB.
     
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  15. jivex5k

    jivex5k Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    I feel bad every time I drink a Terrapin because of Coors stake in them...but they make awesome beer, and it's not a GI situation where the entire brewery is owned....
    I wish they would just buy their stake back.
     
  16. MADPolo

    MADPolo Dec 19, 2012 Alabama

    Excited to see what CCB & Terrapin put together.
     
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  17. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Nov 12, 2012 South Carolina
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    The correct answer is: Yes
     
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  18. cyrushire

    cyrushire May 25, 2012 Florida
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    I dream of trying the both together, much like I drink the regular versions. Cinnamon white chocolate wake n moos? yes please!
     
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  19. ndepriest

    ndepriest Feb 21, 2012 Georgia
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    Because of Georgia's outdated beer laws, they'll have no option other than bottling.
     
  20. chefkevlar

    chefkevlar Apr 17, 2010 South Carolina
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    They couldn't release it in kegs only?
     
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  21. mondegreen

    mondegreen Nov 4, 2009 Georgia

    I can't think of many draft only Terrapin releases that weren't brewery only (for festivals) or for other special events. I think small amounts of Substance Abuse and Big Sloppy Monster used to pop up at bars in GA occasionally, but those aren't exactly large scale draft only releases.
     
  22. ndepriest

    ndepriest Feb 21, 2012 Georgia
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    But they can't sell it at the brewery. They can't do growler fills, so if they don't bottle it, they can only send it to bars, and there's a pretty limited market for that.
     
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  23. gaweso

    gaweso Jan 23, 2009 Georgia

    The first run of Tree Hugger was draft only, and the Twilight Kolsch has always been.
     
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  24. gaweso

    gaweso Jan 23, 2009 Georgia

    Don't forget growler shops. Yeah, the market for draft only is limited, but it's big enough for one tank.
     
  25. zac16125

    zac16125 Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
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    Im going to buy a second fridge and reserve it solely for Cinnamon Rolled WnB.
     
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  26. mondegreen

    mondegreen Nov 4, 2009 Georgia

    Good call on Tree Hugger. Even though it pops up at bars and growler shops, I'd consider the Kolsh a special event beer, since it's brewed for the Twilight Criterium.
     
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  27. mondegreen

    mondegreen Nov 4, 2009 Georgia

    Is anyone else concerned with the price point of the Cinnamon WnB? With regular WnB jumping to $13/4pack last year, the variant has the potential to go even higher. It's going to start bumping into KBS's price point soon.
     
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  28. mondegreen

    mondegreen Nov 4, 2009 Georgia

    9.99 was the 2011 and previous price in Athens. It was 12.99 in Athens in 2012. It's probably still on shelves at that price in some places around here.
     
  29. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Feb 12, 2012 Georgia
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    I'll be getting both of those releases when they come out. Draft only or bottles!

    Looking forward to when they do some bigger batches of BBA WnB..
     
  30. GABrew

    GABrew May 5, 2013 Georgia
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    Anyone seen 2012 WnB sitting around shelves in the ATL area (especially south side)? Trying to locate some to take on a road trip for a buddy and it's long gone at all my usual haunts.
     
  31. gunhaver

    gunhaver May 27, 2007 Florida


    it'll be yum.
     
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  32. gdodd12

    gdodd12 Oct 1, 2009 Georgia
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    And growler stores, of which there are shit-tons of now. Look at Burnt Hickory. They don't bottle anything.
     
  33. ndepriest

    ndepriest Feb 21, 2012 Georgia
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    Burnt Hickory also doesn't have nearly the amount of product that Terrapin does. I'm willing to bet that one tank at Terrapin is a good deal larger than a full run at Burnt Hickory.

    Either way, it's senseless to argue about. It will be in bottles or it won't. We'll know soon enough.
     
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  34. Infinite1

    Infinite1 Jul 2, 2010 Illinois
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    I can't wait
     
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  35. Spaten454

    Spaten454 Aug 23, 2012 Texas
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    CCB & Terrapin with a barrel-aged Huna/WnB blend haha.
     
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  36. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Nov 12, 2012 South Carolina
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    Just a timely bump. Looks like the White Choc Moo Hoo label has been exposed by Beer Street Journal, which at least means we'll be able to buy bombers of this delicacy!

    [​IMG]

    White Chocolate Moo Hoo!
     
  37. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Feb 12, 2012 Georgia
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    I'll be all over that like stink on shit..

    I'll be grabbing a case of it like I did Liquid Bliss.
     
  38. johnsonni

    johnsonni Dec 27, 2012 North Carolina
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    The Dr. Krunkles hit the raleigh market today
     
  39. GameFreac

    GameFreac Apr 8, 2011 Georgia
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    Will the White Chocolate Moo Hoo hit Atlanta? If so, getting it.
     
  40. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Feb 12, 2012 Georgia
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    Oh yes, it will for sure. Bombers of this, like most of the special releases.
     
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