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Terrapin Beer Company, Athens

Beer Tasting / Tour · Hidden Gem · Food & Drink
Terrapin Beer Co. was born when two brewers met while working together at a microbrewery in Atlanta. Spike and John felt they could make a contribution to the burgeoning Southeastern craft beer scene. Realizing that anyone could make another basic pale ale, brown ale, or stout, Spike and John set their sights on creating beers unlike any that were currently available in the Southeast.

Unique beers needed a unique location and what better place than Athens, GA? Home to the University of Georgia, Athens has a rich culture of music, food, classic Southern charm, and more than a little eclectic attitude. Spike and John knew from the start that the Classic City would be Terrapin’s home.

The guys introduced Terrapin’s first beer, Terrapin Rye, in April of 2002. While still available only on draft and only in downtown Athens, this sole offering won the American Pale Ale Gold Medal at the 2002 Great American Beer Festival. At only six months old, Terrapin had arrived in style!

History rolls forward and so too has Terrapin. These days John and Spike are enjoying Terrapin’s 40,000 square foot brewing facility, 100 BBL brewing system, and are taking full advantage of the space to continue bringing innovative and exciting brews to craft beer lovers. The brewery now has a portfolio of 5 year-round beers, 4 Seasonal Sessions beers, the Monster Beer Tour collection of high-gravity selections, and the Side Project series of one-time brewing improvisations, as well as several Special Releases and collaborations annually. Terrapin has developed a reputation for high-quality beers that push the boundaries of creative brewing and has garnered several awards both in the U.S.A and internationally.
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  • My wife and I had been to Athens many times but never went to the brewery. This trip we made sure to fit it in. It was a great Sunday afternoon. Lots of folks playing games and drinking beer. Lots of....  more »
  • We came here because this is one of my brother's favorite beer companies (he loves breweries and brewery tours). While we missed the tour by 10 minutes, we had a great time sampling everything in the....  more »
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  • Nice place to hangout. Great beer selection. Nice live music. We didn’t do a tour but bought an 8 ounce glass that had about 6 refills. It was a GREAT deal and provided plenty to drink with a souvenir glass!
  • I never been to any of there main stores. How ever I have tried there Delicious Terrapin Hopsecutioner . I am in love with this beer. OMG a beer that fits all my favorite hops in one beer and blended with perfection. I personally love this beer the best. In all honesty. I want to meet the creator of this masterpiece. TY GUYS. Keep it up.

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