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Terrapin Beer Co.

Founded: 
2002
Brief History and Information: 

Terrapin Beer Company was born when two brewers met while working together at a microbrewery in Atlanta. Looking around at what other breweries in the SE were doing, Spike and John felt they could make a contribution. Realizing that anyone could make just another pale ale, brown ale or stout, Spike and John set their sights on crafting beers unlike any that were currently available in the SE.

Terrapin introduced its first beer, the Rye Pale Ale in April of 2002. Six months later while only available on draft in Athens, Terrapin’s sole offering won the American Pale Ale Gold Medal at the 2002 Great American Beer Festival. Only six months old, Terrapin had arrived in style!

Since they were going to be making unique beers, Spike and John knew from the beginning that Terrapin Beer Company should be located in a city as distinctive as their brews. What better place than Athens, GA? Both Athens and Terrapin have a great love of music, are committed to the environment, and practice living life to the fullest.

History rolls forward and so too has Terrapin. These days John and Spike are enjoying Terrapin’s 40,000 square foot brewing facilities, 100 BBL brewhouse, breand-new canning line, and taking full advantage of the space to brew new innovative and exciting beers. The year round line-up now includes Terrapin Rye, Golden Ale (only in Georgia), Hopsecutioner, Liquid Bliss, RecreationAle, and HI-5. Terrapin has also released many other beers and garnered several awards both in the U.S.A and internationally.

Location: 
Athens, Georgia
Map: 
Tap Room Hours: 

Wednesday & Thursday: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Friday & Saturday: 1:00 – 7:30 pm
Sunday: 1:30 – 3:30 pm

What They Brew...

  • American Black Ale
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    Volume 10 in the Terrapin Side Project series of beers pays tribute to the most feared captain on the high seas…Capt’n Krunkles!

    Made with all the hops that make an IPA a big bitter blaster...

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    Like a memorable adventure along U.S. Route 101, “Hi-5″ California Style IPA leads you down a road of pure adrenaline and beauty. Capturing the majestic flavor of citrusy hops that roll off your...

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    You love hops, you ask for hops, and Hopsecutioner delivers! This Killer IPA earns its title by being brewed with six different hops to create an aggressive, yet exceptionally well-balanced, beer...

  • Saison / Farmhouse Ale
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    This refreshing summer offering has all the flavor and aroma of a freshly picked peaches (to the tune of 1,000 pounds per 100 barrel batch!) combined with the complexity of a well executed...

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    Take off your robe and slip into the night to get one step closer to the Holy Grail of all beers. “Midnight Monk” Belgian-Style Black IPA will have your senses juggling all the complex flavor and...

  • Milk / Sweet Stout
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    The Terrapin “Moo-Hoo” Chocolate Milk Stout proudly uses cocoa nibs and shells from Olive and Sinclair Chocolate Company to give this beer its great taste! An appetizing cold weather treat this...

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    Like a fine piece of art, “Mosaic” Red Rye IPA is masterfully created by using 100% Mosaic™ hops throughout the brew. With its aesthetically pleasing ruby red color and spatial depth from the rye...

  • Fruit / Vegetable Beer
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    It’s not fall at Terrapin until we can fill our steins with Pumpkinfest. This seasonal brew encompasses your Thanksgiving spread in one tasty sip. Perfectly balanced pumpkin (real pumpkin!) and...

  • German Pilsner
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    Check 1,2. Czech 1,2…Is this thing on?

    We’re excited to announce our newest year round beer, Sound Czech Pils.

    This Czech Style Pilsner was originally part of the Georgia Theater...

  • Flanders Red Ale
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    For Terrapin’s 14th year anniversary, we thought we would celebrate with a Tart Belgian Red Ale. Brewed with a copious amount of crystal malts for a majestic red color, and fermented with...

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