As of yesterday afternoon, Ryan and I were back in the United States. After a short layover in Charlotte, we landed at the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport around 9 pm. Customs in Charlotte was actually pretty easy and pain-free. After dinner with my mom and sister, we headed back to their house where a plethora of beers were waiting for me.
Since I left last year in November, my mom has been stockpilling “special” beers for me while I was gone. It started because Terrapin was releasing their French Toasted Wake-n-Bake in December of 2015 and I was bummed I couldn’t try one because I was out of the country. She decided to get one for me, put it away, and call it a Christmas gift. After that, anytime a new special series beer came out I would let her and Vince at Habersham Beverage know and they would work together to add it to the collection. Vince has been a really big help in this and we would’t have coordinated these beers without him.
So last night (10/05/2015) as soon as I arrived at my mom’s house, I ran straight to the fridge to see all the goodies. It was just like Christmas morning. Which one to start with? It would be fitting to try the Terrapin’s French Toasted Wake-n-Bake first but Ryan and I had discussed it already and we wanted to try Terrapin’s Maggie’s Blackberry Cobbler. Maggie’s Blackberry Cobbler is an 8.55% alcohol by volume (ABV) Imperial Farmhouse Ale from the Terrapin Beer Company in Athens, Georgia, USA.
According to Terrapin’s website, Maggie’s Blackberry Cobbler was brewed using 2-row Pale, Vienna, Malted Wheat, and Victory malts; East Kent Golding hops; graham cracker crumbs; and blackberry puree. Maggie’s Blackberry Cobbler exhibited 22 IBUs (International Bitterness Units) and an Original Gravity (OG) of 17.5. This beer came in a 1 pint 6 fl oz (650 mL) bottle with the signature off-white “Reserve Series” label containing a grandmotherly turtle holding a basket of blackberries and graham crackers and a purple waxed cap on top. It is listed on Terrapin’s website under their Special Releases section.
It’s important to note that this beer and probably the next few will have come from Habersham Beverage in Savannah, Georgia, USA. I have quite the beer arsenal from there right now. Below I have added the commercial description from Terrapin’s website:
“Maggie’s Blackberry Cobbler Imperial Farmhouse Ale is made with fresh blackberries and graham crackers for a taste you won’t soon forget. Reminiscent of the smell in Granny’s kitchen on a Sunday afternoon, this beer is liquid dessert for any home cooked meal.” – Terrapin Beer Company
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