Last Friday on opening day, Atlanta Braves fans were drinking beer brewed with baseball bats. On purpose.
Terrapin Beer Company’s new Chopsecutioner, a bat wood-aged IPA, is brewed with Mizuno baseball bat wood chips. To counteract hours of drinking in the sun, the beer is much lighter at 5% alcohol than the traditional Chospecutioner’s heavy 7.3% alcohol. Surprisingly, this isn’t the first beer brewed with bats. In 2013, Left Hand Brewing introduced a similar beer for the Louisville Sluggers.
Terrapin is also offering On Deck IPA and Swing Batter Brown Ale at the SunTrust Park’s Brew Lab.