Terrapin Beer Co. recently introduced the newest beer in its Side Project series. The staff gathered around the conference table to sample this new brew. Volume 11 in the series is called Boom Shakalager, a Bavarian style imperial lager. It pours amber with a tight head. The bitter hops mouthfeel could scare aware some with its long finish. Its Bavarian inspiration comes from using all German malts, hops and yeast. But exactly what Bavarian style they have imperialized? Color suggests Vienna or a fest beer but they tend to be more sweet from the malty backbone. Clearly this beer is a hybrid of sorts. It is available in 22 oz bottles and, with an ABV of 9 percent, just might get you lederhosened.
Published January 1979, Volume , Number