Terrapin Brewery


Owner John Cochran and Co-owner Brian "Spike" Buckowski of Terrapin Beer Company - Athens, GA

265 Newton Bridge Road
Athens, GA 30607
(706) 549-3377
Hours: Wed-Sat 5:30pm-7:30pm

Terrapin Owners John Cochran and Brian Buckowski took years to realize their dream, but once they got going there was no stopping them. The two put their heads together and created Terrapin, and a few years later won the Best Pale Ale competition at the American Beer Festival in 2002—only six months after creating their Rye Pale Ale. Today, the two are respected members of the Georgian craft brewing environment, having created a well known brand (built around the designs of artist Richard Biffle, who worked with the Grateful Dead, inspiration for Terrapin’s name). And while they’ve continued to grow in markets surrounding their Athens home, the team has little interest in global domination. Instead they want to stay true to their craft-brew roots, keeping production quality and on the lower end (albeit large for the growing Atlanta scene at 19,000 bottles a year).

Recommended Dishes:
  • Rye Pale Ale
  • Anniversary Beer

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