Terrapin’s Golden Gets New Look, New Recipe, and Goes Footprint Wide.

Terrapin’s second ever year-round beer – Golden, is getting a refresh. The new label still features the Terrapin turtle enjoying the great outdoors but now fits in with Terrapin’s other year-round packaged beers like RecreationAle and Up-Hi.

The art isn’t the only thing that got revamped – the recipe got a slight update as well. “We wanted to lower the ABV just a little on Golden,” explains Dustin Watts, President of Terrapin Beer Co. “It’s an easy drinkin’ ale, and we wanted people to feel like they could have a few.” Lower alcohol and a lighter body means that Golden will have fewer calories than before, making it an ideal beer for folks who are looking to make more health-conscious beer choices.

The new recipe doesn’t sacrifice the classic flavor of Golden. The beer is still as crisp and refreshing as ever, with a subtle fruitiness from Mosaic, Idaho 7, and Azacca hops. A clean finish means you’ll appreciate this beer sip after sip.

Golden has been Georgia only for the past few years. “With a wide variety of industry-leading IPAs, we’re taking the opportunity to update and expand what has been a great Georgia only brand to the rest of our footprint. Golden ales as a style are one of the fastest growing styles in craft beer,” says Brian Sykes, VP of Sales and Marketing. (Source: Neilson Data)

Golden will be distributed to all 19 states in Terrapin’s distribution footprint and will be available in 6-packs of 12oz cans, along with draft 1/2bbl and 1/6bbl kegs. 16 oz cans will be available this summer.


From the Label: Smooth as a lazy river, this easy drinkin’ ale is the perfect companion to take on life’s adventures. A blend of aromatic hops and a refreshing finish make Golden an easy choice for everyone.

ABV: 4.6%