The players won’t be the only folks at the Braves‘ new SunTrust Park with access to baseball bats this inaugural season. So will the fans… sort of.
Baseball and beer pair together well, and at Atlanta’s newest baseball park, fans will be able to get a little baseball in their beer.
Thanks to an Athens-based craft brewery concoction called “Chopsecutioner,” (legal aged) fans at the new Braves ballpark will be able to get a taste of a beer brewed using actual baseball bat wood.
Terrapin Berry Company has created an IPA aged with Mizuno baseball bat wood especially crafted with an Atlanta Braves theme, complete with a logo featuring a terrapin in uniform swinging a wooden tomahawk.
Wasted wood carved from Mizuno baseball bats during the manufacturing process is used by Terrapin during the aging process.
Terrapin will have a Brew Lab at the new ballpark as well, and will also feature other baseball-themed beers, including On Deck IPA and Swing Batter Brown Ale.
The Braves will open SunTrust Park with their first regular season game there on Friday, April 14 at 7:35 p.m. against the San Diego Padres.