Terrapin Beer Company | Athens, Georgia
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Terrapin Beer Company
Excellent based on 19 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

265 Newton Bridge Rd.
Athens, Georgia United States 30607 [ print map ]
888 557 2337


Hours: Wed - Sat 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Terrapin Beer Company

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Beer Available At Terrapin Beer Company (arranged by most recent)
Terrapin Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout 99, Terrapin Cranberry Pumpkinfest , Terrapin Side Project Liquid Lunch 80, Terrapin Krunkles Down Under 86, Terrapin Pumpkinfest 86, Terrapin Maggieís Blackberry Cobbler 59, Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout 96, Terrapin Maggieís Peach Farmhouse Ale 66, Terrapin Side Project Mosaic 94, Terrapin Hi-5 IPA 93, Terrapin / New Belgium Black is the New Wit 85, Terrapin Cinnamon Rollíd Wake-n-Bake 99, Terrapin French Toasted W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout 98, Terrapin Imperial Pumpkin Pie Porter 96, Terrapin White Chocolate Moo-Hoo 93, Terrapin Liquid Bliss 94, Terrapin Side Project Guano Loco 87, Terrapin Side Project Turtleneck Winter Warmer 67, Terrapin Moo-HooChiato 98, Terrapin Full of Balarney 79
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19 reviews for Terrapin Beer Company
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  82%
 Selection  73%
 Food N/A 
 Value  88%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  85%
Rating Distribution

maekchu  (114) Hirakata, Japan | September 1, 2015
Large brewery and taproom on the edge of town. Tours Wed-Sun. $12 for a souvenir glass and 36oz of samples (6 tickets for 6oz each). Four tap stations with around 10-12 selections (including some special limted ones) available -- all house brews, Beer ranges from good to very good. Some of the servers knew their beer well and could answer questions, others not so well. Cask Night on Wednesdays, with special one-off versions (barreled stuff, special hop, etc.). Friendly vibe. Can get crowded and noisy -- Athens is a college town, and the crowd is mostly very young. Large grassy area out back, with tables, a live music stage, and an additional tap station. Definitely a place to visit when in the area.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
delacerveza  (8) Florida | August 14, 2014
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
ck1  (63) Illinois | June 17, 2014
Great place to hang out on a sunny day. Lots of beer for your dollar. Great vibe. No frills. Beer. Music. Dogs. Play baggo or Frisbee if you want. Friendly knowledgeable staff that is eager to talk about their beer. Always a couple of one offs available as well. Gift shop.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34  (500) Chicago, Illinois | April 9, 2014
Limited hours but worth the stop. You can get in on a tour that gives you a glass and 8 5 oz pours of pour. Skip the tour and just head out back for the pours which are served in a big open yard with cornhole, volleyball and live music. Would be a cool spot to host some party. Worth stopping by if you can fit in between the hours.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr  (2114) Washington, Washington DC | February 9, 2013
Giant warehouse brewery, almost in the middle of nowhere, but close enough to Athens to get huge college crowds. For the Saturday tour during Mardi Gras it took nearly an hour tonget in. But then, decent beers, good music set up in a tent outside, and good crowds. Worth the effort.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
Westmeister  (64) Atlanta, Georgia | January 31, 2012
Only gets knocked for its selection due to the fact that they canít serve that many different beers during the "tour". However, had a great time at a hell of a value. $10 for 8 half pours all while enjoying a Phish cover band on a beautiful day. They didnít have anything too special the day I was there, but still great fun.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
beernovice39  (249) Montana | May 28, 2011
Great college hangout, where were these places in 92? Restricted to two pints. Standard selection on my visit.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie  (665) Denver, Colorado | November 21, 2010| Updated January 5, 2011
While there were no rarities on tap, there was a solid 6 beers available to choose from The ambiance is lively and fun. I like the beer garden outside as well as the interior tasting room. The tour was pretty fun, with some factoids revealed about Terrapin Beer Company. Itís 10 bucks for a glass and 8 tickets which can get you 8 half pours of brew. Great deal. I had such a fun time Iíd love to come back and do it again. Next time Iíll bring some extra cash to purchase some of the really cool merchandise in the gift shop. They have some pretty bitchiní swag.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
PickettsCharge  (1) | September 15, 2010
3 Points: 1. Almost perfect for what and where it is. 2. I love the value of this place. 3. Good standard selection and they often pull out special brews for you.
wortandyeast  (2) Winston-Salem, North Carolina | July 7, 2010
Terrapinís public access is limited to its "tours" on afternoons Wednesday-Saturday. When the brewery is open to the public during these times, it DOES become more of a hangout than a "tour". A band plays at the brewery during each tour. When weather permits, the large outdoor space hosts the band, an additional bar serving samples, and several games of cornhole. The selection of beers varies greatly each time I visit, with probably about 6 or 7 offerings on average. Lately they have been pouring a Side Project and the current Georgia Theatre series beer in addition to year-round and seasonal offerings. Also pretty recently, a local vendor has been showing up (intermittently) to sell Terrapin-cooked brats, but Iíve yet to indulge in one. Ideally, all of this would occur at a taphouse or pub adjoined to the brewery, but due to GA law, a "tour" is the only way to allow public access. This unfortunately, seems to make the actual tour underwhelming. It is often difficult to hear the tour guide and, in my opinion, only appeals to those with an extremely basic knowledge of the brewing process. Most advanced or in-depth questions seem to remain unanswered or side-stepped. While I know that the tour guide may not be the person to ask about upcoming releases or other potentially-privileged information, a generally more in-depth tour would probably appeal to a wider audience (including those with little or no prior knowledge of brewing). I love my local brewery and love visiting and supporting the guys at Terrapin, but a more-established tour rather than something that seems slapped together would be much appreciated. Note: Pint glasses with 8 tasting tickets are now $10

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