Outside Terrapin Beer Co. in Athens, Georgia

Outside Terrapin Beer Co. in Athens, Georgia

Terrapin Beer Co.

Terrapin Beer Co. began as a daydream between founders John Cochran and Spike Buckowski, who met while working for a microbrewery in Atlanta.

The two recognized that they had something to contribute to the brewing industry in the southeast, and began crafting recipes. In April of 2002, Rye Pale Ale made its first appearance in Athens, Georgia. Only a short six months later, Rye made it to Denver for the Great American Beer Festival, where John and Spike took home a Gold Medal for the beer in the American Pale Ale Category.

In 2007, Terrapin Beer Co. moved into its current location on Newton Bridge Road in Athens, and set out to share its unique beers with its hometown and the rest of the Southeast. Inspired by the creative culture of Athens, Terrapin began to add to its beer line up, with unique beers like W-n-B, Hopsecutioner, and so many others. Today, Rye Pale Ale is accompanied by six other year-round beers, four seasonal sessions, and at least a dozen special projects, side projects, and collaborations.

The company and its employees continue to live by Terrapin’s mission statement: to create unique experiences through the passionate brewing of the finest quality craft beers. Whether you’re joining us for a brewery tour at our tasting room, drinking a Hopsecutioner at your favorite watering hole, sipping some Up-Hi on your back porch, or enjoying a RecreationAle after a long day on the trail, we hope you appreciate the dedication we’ve put in for 14 years (and counting!)

What started as two guys and a 25 barrel brewhouse has grown into what is affectionately known as the Terrapin Tribe, that starts with our employees, our distributor partners, the folks that sell our beer, and of course, each and every person that has supported Terrapin’s growth as a brewery by drinking our beers!

During our Tasting Room hours, guests will enjoy Athens’ freshest brews, live music, a family- and pet-friendly environment (pets must remain on a leash and outdoors), good people, and educational tours led by our knowledgeable Brewery Ambassadors. We have both an indoor tasting room and a big backyard so guests are sure to find their perfect atmosphere.

For more information, visit the brewery website at terrapinbeer.com.

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Greater than 25% Ownership by MillerCoors.

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Inside the brewery tasting room at Terrapin Beer Co. in Athens, Georgia

Inside the brewery tasting room at Terrapin Beer Co. in Athens, Georgia

This brewery has multiple locations.

Terrapin Beer Co.

  • 265 Newton Bridge Rd
  • Athens, GA 30607-1145
  • United States
  • (706) 549-3377

Taproom Hours The schedule provided is based on the information available from the brewery at the time this page was published and is subject to change. Hours may also vary on holidays or for special events. Refer to the brewery website or check out their social media accounts for the latest information. Submit corrections via the form on this page.

  • Sunday: 12:30 PM - 6 PM
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 4 PM - 8 PM
  • Thursday: 4 PM - 8 PM
  • Friday: 1 PM - 11 PM
  • Saturday: 1 PM - 11 PM

No Brewery Tour Info

Either a brewery tour is not available at this location, isn’t offered on a set schedule, or that information hasn’t been made available.

This brewery has multiple locations.

ATL Brew Lab

  • 755 Battery Ave SE
  • Atlanta, GA 30339
  • United States
  • (404) 494-1202

Taproom Hours The schedule provided is based on the information available from the brewery at the time this page was published and is subject to change. Hours may also vary on holidays or for special events. Refer to the brewery website or check out their social media accounts for the latest information. Submit corrections via the form on this page.

  • Sunday: 11 AM - 9 PM
  • Monday: 11 AM - 10 PM
  • Tuesday: 11 AM - 10 PM
  • Wednesday: 11 AM - 10 PM
  • Thursday: 11 AM - 10 PM
  • Friday: 11 AM - 11 PM
  • Saturday: 11 AM - 11 PM

No Brewery Tour Info

Either a brewery tour is not available at this location, isn’t offered on a set schedule, or that information hasn’t been made available.

For More Information

Visit the Brewery Website

Beers

A selection of beers from Terrapin Beer Co.

Beer NameStyleABVIBUsCal.Rating
Beyond The Galaxy Review American IPA6.369189
Hi-5 Review American IPA5.980177
Jazz Cabbage Review American IPA 6.052180
Luau Krunkles Review American IPA6.572195
Lucille Review American Imperial Stout9.445282
Mosaic Red Rye IPA Review American IPA6.375189
Señor Krunkles Review American IPA6.5195
W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout Review American Imperial Stout9.450282

News

Terrapin Beer Co. in the News

MillerCoors to Acquire Majority Stake in Terrapin Beer Co.

Chicago-based MillerCoors announced Wednesday an agreement to acquire a majority interest in Athens, Georgia-based Terrapin Beer Co. Read More