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The Atlanta Braves Are Making Beer Made With Baseball Bat Shavings

The Braves are christening their new stadium, SunTrust Park, with an environmentally friendly brew made with bat woodchips

There’s nothing more American than enjoying a cold beer at the ballgame. But this new brew gets Atlanta Braves fans closer to the game than they thought possible. SunTrust Park — the new Atlanta Braves stadium that’s opening this week for its inaugural year — is debuting a beer made with the discarded shavings of baseball bats.

Don’t worry, you won’t get a mouth full of splinters: The Chopsecutioner, as it’s being dubbed, is an IPA aged with bat wood instead of the usual barrels.

“We brew the Chopsecutioner and after the fermentation we transfer the beer onto the wood chips and then cool the beer down and age it,” Terrapin Beer Company brewmaster Brian “Spike” Buckowski explained to CBS sports. “There’s some waste from bats from when they spin them down or carve them down and that’s the product that we use to age the beer. The wood chips from them making the bats and that’s what we use.”

The Chopsecutioner is a lighter take on Terrapin’s original 7.3 percent ABV Hopsecutioner which is easier to chug when your team is rallying.

Interested in learning more? Fans 21 and over can visit the Terrapin Beer Company Brew Lab inside SunTrust Park this year.

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