Historic Heartland / Athens

Terrapin Beer Company

265 Newton Bridge Rd.
Athens, GA 30606

706-549-3377
  • Terrapin Tours draw hundreds every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening

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  • Athens' famous live music is part of every tasting

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  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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  • Tasting glasses are just $8-- sample favorites plus seasonal fare

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  • Terrapin Founders John Cochran and Brian "Spike" Buckowski

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See how award-winning beer is made! Terrapin's Pale Ale was released in Athens in April 2002. Six months later, this beer, which was sold only in Athens, was awarded the American Pale Ale Gold Medal at the 2002 Great American Beer Festival, the most prestigious competition in North America.

The 45,000-square-foot building, which used to hold a textile factory, now holds a brew house, fermentation tanks, bottling line, and gift shop. Most nights, catch live music during tour hours, and enjoy socializing on the lawn outside, where beer lovers bring their dogs, kids, frisbees, ladder golf sets and lawn chairs for impromptu picnics and relaxing with the latest releases from the brew masters.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Wednesday: 5:30PM - 7:30PM
    Thursday: 5:30PM - 7:30PM
    Friday: 5:30PM - 7:30PM
    Saturday: 5:30PM - 7:30PM

    Admission & Fees

    Brewery Tour Free

    Souvenier Glass w/tasting tickets $10.00

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Gift Shop, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Live Music, Meeting Space Available, Parking on Site

    General Information

    Evening Hours Only, Free Admission , Indoor Location, Open Year 'Round, Outdoor Location, Pets Accepted

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    Adults (21+), Seniors (55+)

Events

  • Hop Harvest Festival

    Hop Harvest Festival

    10/24/2015 - 10/24/2015

    It's back! Our favorite afternoon filled with all things hoppy! Good local food, educational guest speakers, toe-tapping tunes all in Athens favorite back yard. We love Hop Harvest for all these things but the juiciest bud of all is the release of the 2015 So Fresh and So Green Green! This fresh hopped treat will be flowing all day long! Glasses for Hop Harvest will be offered for pre-sale at the brewery and online. Once the glasses are gone, we will close the doors. Purchase your glass in ad... read more