Friday, April 8, 2016

Athens rocks this weekend with Terrapin's BDay and the Classic City Brew Fest!

2015's Classic City was cray, cray as always!
The Turtle Folks throw down Saturday and Classic pours 29 gangster casks and 400+ brews to sip on! 

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Plain and simple, Athens, Georgia is going to be rockin' this weekend! Peep it:
Terrapin's 14th Anniversary on Saturday, April 9th sets things off with a crazy roster of brews and hella fun. Go here for all the info. It starts at 4:30 and "ends" at 8:30. Here is all the info. Happy BDay my Gs! Shout out to everyone including Leigh, Dustin, Abigail, Erin, James, Steve, Katie, Kelly, Lauren, and of course founders John and Spike's crazy ass! 


Then there is the Classic City Brew Fest on Sunday, April 10th. This is one of my favorite festivals to get my sip on because the founder and homey Owen Ogletree goes out of his way to make sure we try some of the best beers in the world. This is the 21st version and I can’t wait to hit it up on Sunday. 
Go here for Tickets and to get more info, hit up www.BrewFest.net. Besides the other 400-plus brews being poured, here is the super rare cask list sent directly from Owen. Crazy! See you this weekend! It starts at 2:30 and again "ends" at 6 (I often hit up Trappeze after).
King Owen
·       Black Diamond Mogaltra - An intense West Coast IPA dry-hopped with an obscene amount of Mosaic, Galaxy and Citra. 6.3% ABV, 70 IBUs.
·       Blue Tarp Brett IPA - A new, funky, hoppy ale fermented with 100% Brettanomyces yeast and dry-hopped with Calypso in the cask.
·       Burnt Hickory Killboy Powerhead (Orange Creamsicle Didjits) - This cask comes in at 7% ABV and offers sweet notes of oranges, vanilla ice cream, hop nuances and complex, fruity esters.
·       Cedar Creek Dankosaurus IPA was created with dinosaur bones. After some serious science, we discovered that this type of dinosaur ate grapefruit and pineapple. So, we decided to dose this cask with grapefruit and an experimental hop that imparts pineapple notes. Meet the "Dankfruitahops!"
·       Cherry Street Belgo Ruskie Imperial Stout. Fermented with Belgian abbey yeast, aged in rye whiskey barrels for 11 months, and then dosed in the cask with rum-soaked oak spirals and vanilla beans. 9.5% ABV.
·       Coastal Empire Coco Piña Gose is a tropical take on the cult-classic, sour German Gose style brewed with pineapple, coconut, pink Himalayan salt and sea salt.
·       Creature Comforts Double Koko Buni (8.7% ABV) is a rich, velvety, indulgent imperial milk porter with toasted coconut, cocoa nibs, 1000 Faces coffee and vanilla. Decadent, yet balanced.
·       Eagle Creek River Street Praline Brown Ale. This Classic City Brew Fest cask ale has been aged in bourbon barrels with Madagascar vanilla, hazelnuts and maple syrup.
·       Eventide Fruit Kölsch-Tail - Eventide's authentic Kölsch made with fresh mango, papaya, banana, pineapple and strawberry. The perfect way to kick off spring!
·       Fannin Brewing Farmhouse Toccoa Brown Ale aged in a red wine barrel from Cartecay Vineyards with a dose of succulent Greek figs.
·       Fonta Flora - This extra special cask will be announced soon.
·       JailHouse Mr. McGee says "Hold on to Your Raspberry." Hints of pineapple and spice, and a punch of tart raspberry highlight this fruited cask of Saison Reprieve. Keep it guarded.
·       Max Lager's Hopsplosion!!! IPA - We stuffed this special cask full of Azacca, Citra and Galaxy dry-hops to make your hop-head explode! 8.1% ABV, 100 IBUs.
·       Monday Night Brett Michaels is our award-winning, malty Drafty Kilt Scottish ale aged withBrettanomyces yeast for an unexpected funky, earthy complexity.
·       Moon River Wild Georgia Belgique IPA (8.9% ABV) - After a four-month metamorphosis in barrels with Brett Trois, Georgia Belgique emerged with strong notes of tropical funk that intertwine with hoppy, floral, citrus flavors.
·       Red Brick Hoplanta IPA dry-hopped with Nelson Sauvin hops and blackberries for a bright, tart, tropical flavor twist.
·       Red Hare Cafe au Coconut is our Long Day Lager infused with cold-brewed coconut coffee. This beer offers an extremely smooth mouthfeel with a blast of coffee flavor and hints of coconut. 
·       Reformation Pinot Noir-Aged Cadence with golden raisins and dates. Rich dark fruits and complex caramel notes mesh with oaky, fruity and dry Pinot Noir flavors.
·       Second Self Maverick & Gose - A sour, salted golden ale dry-hopped with tropical Wakatu hops and infused with papaya and kiwi fruit for additional tropical flavors and acidity.
·       Service Brewing Compass Rose with organic pineapple (6.6% ABV) - A refreshing IPA with intense aromas of grapefruit and pear, this special cask was conditioned with a whole organic pineapple. It finishes with notes of passion fruit, orange peel and bold pineapple.
·       Southern Brewing Owen's Citra-licious Session IPA - A collaboration ale made with Classic City Brew Fest founder/director Owen Ogletree, this quaffable, hoppy, 4.2% ABV golden ale is made from English 2-row malt, cara-pils, wheat and 100% Citra hops.
·       Southern Sky Frosted Orange Varsity Cask is a cream ale fermented with lactose and orange peel. This cask is then conditioned with vanilla and even more orange peel for a delicious finish.
·       SweetWater Wake Up Pils - German-style pilsner infused with light roasted coffee (a type of blonde roast). Pours golden in color with a subtle coffee aroma and flavor.
·       Terrapin Cherry Rhubarb Pie - We took our Terrapin 14-year anniversary tart Belgian red ale and added cherry and rhubarb juice for a uniquely fruited cask.
·       Thomas Creek Deepwater Dopplebock is our full-bodied, German-style dark lager with rich, creamy flavors, roasted nut tones and hints of coffee and chocolate. This rare cask was conditioned with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups!
·       Three Taverns Kick In The Head is our 10.5% ABV Old Ale matured in Pedro Ximenez sherry barrels for deep layers of earthy, malty, alcohol complexity.
·       Twain's Galactic Flight Double IPA. Taste upon this juicy, 8% ABV hop rocket as you blast off into another galaxy! Big aromatics of Galaxy and Falconer's Flight dry-hops make this cask a hop-lover's delight.
·       Wild Heaven Oud Bruin has been aged in Bordeaux barrels for a year and then re-fermented in the cask firkin with Westmalle Trappist ale yeast. 10% ABV.
·       Wrecking Bar Neapolitan Jemmy Stout - Our decadent and chocolate-forward Jemmy Stout cask-conditioned on toasted cacao nibs, Tahitian vanilla beans and strawberries.

See you there my homies!

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