Terminal Gravity to Release Tap Out American Strong Ale

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Enterprise, OR — Terminal Gravity Brewing is excited to announce the seasonal release of Tap Out American Strong Ale. For the first time ever, Terminal Gravity’s TapOut will be available for a limited time in six packs and single 12 ounce bottles all across Oregon and Washington.

Coming in at 9.8%, TapOut is incredibly smooth for the high octane ABV.

“Tap Out is one of the few beers we make that leans towards the malty side of the flavor profile,” remarked head brewer Frank Helderman, “Putting it in bottles for the first time ever allows us to share this delicious, rich, and surprisingly easy to drink beer with scads of people who have never tasted it before, and I am looking forward to spreading the wealth, as it were.

The finely balanced blend of lightly kilned malts is no small task either, Helderman says, “We’re really pushing the envelope as far as how much grain we can get into our mash and lauter tuns. It requires a certain amount of patience and “listening” to how the mash wants to behave. It doesn’t like to get pushed or rushed.”

Since early 2014, Terminal Gravity has been working on a lot of different one-off and seasonal draught beers (think Eagle Cap IPA and Wallowa Lake Lagerand wanted to replicate that robust strategy within the off-premise/package side of things.

“We’ve had really solid success in years past with TapOut on draught, but we also wanted folks to have an alternative vessel to enjoy this beer,” says Kevin Harlander, TG’s marketing manager. “We’ve been in the process of adding some additional seasonal varieties to our package line up, and TapOut will be the first in 2015.


Founded in 1997, Terminal Gravity Brewing Company sits in the foothills of the Wallowa Mountains in Enterprise, Oregon.  TG first entered the Oregon beer market with its TG IPA.  Often referred to as the “old standard” in today’s market, TG IPA quickly changed the beer scene in Oregon in the late 90’s.  With a wide selection of bottled beers, draught varieties, and seasonal specialties, Terminal Gravity Brewing distributes its beer in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, and recently expanded its market to Hawaii. 

 TG’s brewers work on an 18 bbl. system and brew a humble 6,000 barrels of beer per year.  For more information please connect with us on social media!