Sunday, January 04, 2009

Out of the Fridge - Terrapin Beer

I've been a big fan for awhile of Athens Georgia's Terrapin Beer Co and their Rye Pale Ale, their India Brown Ale and their seasonal Rye Squared (a hugely hopped, 8.5% ABV Imperial IPA) and earlier this week I picked up four-packs of their Big Hoppy Monster and the Wake'n'Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout. The red ale weighs in at 8.0% ABV and has a nice combination of flavors but the Stout, featuring local Jittery Joe's coffee, is something special! If I got to a point where I needed a beer for breakfast, this would be the one. Sure, it's much sweeter than I normally like (I do love my bitter hoppy IPAs!) but it's got great flavor and isn't as heavy as you might expect. I highly recommend anything I've ever had from these guys - kudos!