Terrapin Beer Co is hosting a celebration of “everything hoppy” with their 1st annual “Hop Harvest Festival” this weekend Saturday September 25th from 4:30 - 7:30pm.
The featured beer of the night will be the first ever pouring of Terrapin’s new fresh hop (or “wet –hop”) limited-release beer “So Fresh & So Green Green”. This very special beer is brewed with Amarillo hops cones flown in overnight from the Yakima Valley in Washington earlier this month. Brian “Spike” Buckowski, co - founder & brew master at the brewery, plans to make this beer annually so Saturday will be the beginning of a Terrapin tradition!
Terrapin will also serve 6 casks of ale each dry hopped with a different variety of hops. These casks will offer people a unique tasting opportunity to identify the distinguishing characteristics of different hop varietals. These unique casks will be tapped at 5:30.
Other plans for the festivities include!
- Special guests John Isenhour from Hop Union and Patrick LaZell from Country Malt Group/Canada Malting Company to explain the unique role hops play in the brewing process and to educate visitors about the history and biology of these bittering beauties.
· Farm 255 will have their mobile Farm Cart on hand with locally grown farm to table goodies for sale.
· Live music by the Welfare Liners local Athens Bluegrass favorites.
· Hopzilla, Big Hoppy Monster, Hopsecutioner, Hop Karma and more of your favorite hoppy beers from Terrapin!
Terrapin Beer Co. Brewery is located at 265 Newton Bridge Road in Athens, GA. If you can’t make it to the festival Tours of the brewery are offered every Wednesday through Saturday from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. The tours are an excellent opportunity to taste Terrapin's full line of award winning beers and see the brewing process firsthand. www.terrapinbeer.com.