Earlier this year, we told you about Terrapin Beer Company’s Lucille Blackstrap Molasses Stout, a Walking Dead-themed beer brewed with the same hickory, maple, and white ash that comprise Negan’s beloved baseball bat. Now the Georgia brewer is taking the idea a step further by actually using baseball bats in the beer-making process.
At Terrapin’s Brew Lab in SunTrust Park, Atlanta Braves fans will have a few new baseball themed beers to quench their thirst. While On Deck IPA and Swing Batter Brown Ale have great basebally names, it’s the Chopsecutioner that really stands out.
If the name sounds familiar, there’s a good reason for it: Chopsecutioner is a session version Terrapin’s flagship Hopsecutioner IPA. What sets this brew apart is that it’s aged on wood chips made from baseball bats. No, not the dirty, resin covered bats that have been retired from the fields, but shavings leftover from the bat-making process.
The result is a 5% ABV IPA with subtle wood flavors — these bats are made with maple — that is a bit easier to drink than the Hopsecutioner’s 7.3% ABV. But if you want to try it, you’re going to have to head to Atlanta and catch a Braves game.