In May, Georgia became one of the last states to legalize direct beer sales from breweries, and Terrapin Beer Co. is celebrating by releasing a new stout on the day the law takes effect, Sept. 1.
Richland Reserve is an 11 percent ABV imperial milk stout brewed with coffee sourced from Athens, Ga.-based Jittery Joe’s Coffee and cocoa nibs from Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co. before being aged in barrels that previously held Richland Rum for over 22 months. The new stout uses Terrapin’s Tiramisu-Hoo as its base, a beer that was released in 2015.
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On May 8, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 85, a bill that allows breweries to sell up to 3,000 barrels of beer, or 93,000 gallons, per year directly to customers, who would be able to consume the beer on premise or purchase up to a case of beer to go. Before the bill passed, consumers were required to purchase a tour package if they wanted to drink beer on premise at a brewery in Georgia.
The new law takes effect on Sept. 1.
According to a post on the Athens, Ga.-based brewery’s website, Richland Reserve will be packaged in 500ml bottles, and is scheduled to be released at the brewery tomorrow.
Pricing is set at $12.99 per bottle and consumers are limited, by state law, to 18 bottles. There will be 20 cases on hand.