(Athens, GA) – The Krunkles saga continues at Terrapin Beer Co. this summer with yet another brew dedicated to the intrepid traveler and brewer Krunkles! The legend moves forward with Samurai Krunkles, a brew as unique as the man it’s named after and which is set to be released this July as Volume 17 of the Terrapin Side Project Series.
This most recent episode of the Krunkles saga finds our friend traveling around the Pacific Rim. Storms at sea leave Krunkles shipwrecked on the coast of Japan. Taken in by the Samurai, Krunkles develops a love for the diversity of culture, the delicious cuisine, and the skills of the ancient warriors. He decides to extend his stay and eventually becomes known as Samurai Krunkles.
In Side Project 17, Samurai Krunkles takes on the Orient. This Asian-inspired IPA is brewed with fragrant jasmine rice, ginger and jasmine green tea for a bold and unique set of flavors built to balance out the hoppy kick present in all Krunkles brews. Yes, Krunkles is known for his love of hops and the Samurai Krunkles is no exception with five hops in the mix. This beer is our homage to the man and the beers we think he brewed while studying with these ancient masters. We call it his version of the tea ceremony.
Samrai Krunkles is the 17th Volume of the Terrapin Beer Co.’s celebrated Side Project Series of beers. The Side Project Series showcases Terrapin Brewmaster and Co-Founder Brian “Spike” Buckowski’s unique and creative spirit. These experimental beers are one-time brewing improvisations that move beyond traditional styles and celebrate the idiosyncratic nature of the craft beer movement. The beers are available in 22 ounce bottles and on draft in restaurants, bars, and package stores across the Southeast.
Planned Release: July 15th
ABV: 7.1% IBU’s: 70 O.G.:6.5
Malt: 2-Row, Best Munich, Victory, Pale Crystal
Hops: Columbus, Nugget, Falconers Flight, Zythos, Sorachi Ace
Other: Green Tea, Jasmine Rice, Ginger, Dextrose
Terrapin Beer Co. has a portfolio of three year-round beers, four seasonal beers, the Monster Beer Tour collection of four high-gravity selections, and the Side Project series of one-time releases. Terrapin has developed a reputation for high-quality beers that push the boundaries of creative brewing. Tours of the Terrapin Brewery are offered every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday night from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. with live music and tastings. The brewery is located at 265 Newton Bridge Road in Athens, GA. The tours are an excellent opportunity to taste Terrapin’s full line of award winning beers and see the brewing process first hand.