Terrapin India Pale Ales added to Summerfest's beer lineup

Kathy Flanigan
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Three Terrapin India Pale Ales join the Summerfest beer lineup for 2018.

Milwaukee's Summerfest is getting a slight infusion of new beer for 2018.

Terrapin, a Georgia brewery that joined the MillerCoors fold in 2016, will be available during the 11-day festival. 

Hold my beer: This could be a game changer. The 2018 beverage lineup for Summerfest includes a few unexpected choices. 

Beer alternative Crispin Rosé, a blend with apple and pear juice, joins the lineup along with Leinenkugel's Original Lager and Northwoods Lager, a 1986 beer produced exclusively for Wisconsin and reintroduced this year. 

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The Athens-based Terrapin operates under Tenth and Blake, the craft and import section of MillerCoors. Summerfest options will include Terrapin Hi-5, an IPA with five hop varieties in the mix; Hopsecutioner IPA; and RecreationAle, a light-bodied IPA. Miller Lite and other MillerCoors products will stay in the lineup.

Pilsner Urquell, the world's first Pilsner, and Sol, a Mexican lager, will also be available. 

More new beer selections

Lakefront Brewery will pour Eazy Teazy, a 99-calorie ale infused with green tea and made with Lemondrop hops; Happy Glamper, a sessionable summer beer with lemon, pineapple and passion fruit flavors; and Soaker, which uses Rakau and Mosaic hops for apricot, tangerine, blueberry and Papaya flavors.

Also look for Riverwest Stein, Eastside Dark, IPA, New Grist Pilsner and a daily firkin from Lakefront.

Water Street Brewery will introduce the Water Street Brewery Midnight Lager to Summerfest. The Schwarzbier joins regulars Bavarian Weiss, Honey Lager Light, Oktoberfest; and Punch You in the IPA.

Crispin Rose is among the new alcoholic beverage offerings for Summerfest 2018.

Ciders and more 

There's more choice for those who don't drink beer, too. Summerfest introduces the Arnold Palmer Spiked Half & Half, a blend of ice tea and lemonade.

Bollicini Sparkling Cuvee and Sparking Rosé will be available along with Crispin Rosé. bubly Sparkling Water will be available in three flavors — grapefruit, lime and strawberry.

Summerfest Corkscrew locations 

Look for Chapoutier Belleuche Cotes du Rhone Rouge, a medium-bodied wine with raspberry and licorice notes; Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc with tropical flavors; and Seven Daughters Pinot Noir at the two locations serving wine.

Other new beverages 

Henry's Hard Sodas will be available on the grounds in orange and sparkling lemon lime. JoJo's Martini Lounge will sell Vitamin C, a combination of orange vodka and Tropical Red Bull Yellow Edition.

Also new this year is Mountain Dew Ice, a Dew Lemon Lime soda charged with caffeine. Sharp's, non-alcohol brew is also available. Redd's Straberry Ale will be poured exclusively at the Briggs #3 Bar in the Big Backyard Stage Area.

Not every beverage will include alcohol. Two PepsiCo Beverage Stations will serve bubly sparkling water and Pure Leaf Tea along with sodas and LifeWTR.

Red Bull Stations will feature the energy drink in Yellow, Orange, Blue and sugar-free varieties.


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