Copper Creek Brewing Co.

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Copper Creek Brewing Co.Copper Creek Brewing Co.
BEER AVG
3.77/5
Based on:
31 Beers
80 Ratings
Place Score: 85
Ratings: 19
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: n/a
Taps: 15
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

140 E Washington St
Athens, Georgia, 30601-2747
United States
phone: (706) 546-1102

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Reviews by Dreizhen:
Photo of Dreizhen
3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Copper Creek is one of a few bars in Athens that manages to be somewhat classy, even when confronted with the armies of drunken, underage, sorority girls that assault the downtown area on a daily basis.

Friendly staff. They're quick, friendly, and helpful. While I have had better, I've also had far more worse. No complaints here.

Food isn't bad. Cheap wing night and trivia night are fun. But you don't come here for the food, you come here for the beer.

It's cheap ($3 a pint, or $2 on Tuesday) and it can only be purchased here. It's certainly no Westvleteran/In de Verde, but certainly worth a visit and a decent tab. The selection is limited, but that's a result of brewing only in house beer and doing small batches. I've enjoyed everything I've tried there, especially the Oatmeal Stout.

Cheap local beer that doesn't suck and has nothing to do with turtles.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Wduncan395
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Lglafa
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

I've loved the beer here since I could legally drink. Any beer person visiting Athens must stop by this place. If you're lucky, it'll be the first Sunday of the month when they make a special cask. Recently, it was their Kellerbier with spicy peppers (can't recall what kind) and it was very well done! The peppers added a great kick that really complemented the Hallertau and Saaz hops in the brew. Also, their pumpkin beer is the best I've ever had. Hands down. Better than Smuttynose. Better than Dogfish Head. Again, amazing. During the summer they don't rotate the beer as much, but there's usually a good pick of the four beer they have at a time to choose from, one of which will be served off a nitro tap.

Photo of doublewide
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of mhaney
1/5  rDev -72.4%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

I've been twice. Both times, every single beer ordered was skunked beyond drinkable well into disgusting. Would never go back.

Note: All other categories were marked low by default, because this brewpub deserves less than a 1.
So awful I have nothing more to say but need more characters.

Photo of rye_so_serious
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of zatchv
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of mnm6677
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 2.25

Loved this place when i lived in Athens. Great specials all week. I enjoyed two dollar pint Tuesday and trivia Wednesdays. The bar tenders were always friendly and went the extra step to make sure that I was taken care of. If your in Athens make sure to stop by Copper Creek.

Photo of Anthony1
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I love Copper Creek. It has such a great vibe. The first thing anyone will notice are the huge copper brewers in the front window. on the inside, the bars are lined with pennies and the rafters drapped with copper pans.

Copper Creek brews about 4 beers at a time seasonally and are always very affordable and delicious. $2 pints on tuesdays.

Their food is also very good. On Thursdays, they have wings for $0.35, but get there early, they always sell out. Their other selections are good and include burgers, soups, and other standard american pub foods.

The atmosphere is the most redeeming feature. This is definately a bar we ALWAYS visit on a trip down town. We head out early to enjoy a pint and relax.

Photo of soupermirl
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

This place is worth the visit. Big cooper kettle in the front of the building, old looking wood and bricks everywhere. Nice beers, very solid, I mean very good. I enjoyed the beers I had, problem is, I can't remember which ones I had but I do remember liking them. The food was decent, not gourment but decent. The beer is why I went and it didn't disappoint. Service was good, I didn't have an empty glass, but I do drink kind of slow to enjoy the beer. I would love to visit again and try all the beers on hand. We met friends there and only had a couple. It was off for a night in Athens where I had the Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout on draft. Man that was good, but I'll leave that for another review.

Photo of glid02
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Revisited this place on a recent stay in Athens.

Atmosphere is good - it's got a long bar directly in front of the front door, and a decent amount of seating (6-8 booths) behind a bunch of copper kettles used to brew the beer up front. Pennies line the bar, and if you're bored enough you can look for ones that don't belong. As with most places in Athens this place doesn't really get busy until 11:00 on the weekend, and on Tuesday when they do $2 pints.

Quality is good. Every beer on tap was served in an unmarked, room temperature pint glass. In my experiences I've never seen any other glassware.

Service is good. I spoke with the bartender and he seemed pretty knowledgeable about the beer. I never had to wait more than a minute to get another beer, though while I was there it wasn't very busy.

Selection is alright. As others have stated before, they only ever have four beers on tap, all theirs, though they do have more than a few bottles.

Food is good. I had a cup of soup, and while it wasn't great I had no problem finishing it.

Value is good - I had a cup of soup and three beers for around $12.

Overall this is worth a stop if you're in the area. Go to Trappeze first, then walk down the road and check out Copper Creek.

Photo of gabeerfan
3.36/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

This was going to be our first stop for an Athens beer trip, but it became the last stop because they don't open until 4pm on the weekends.
I was surprised at how small the place was. A long, narrow bar area that runs alongside the brewery in the front with a small number of tables on the right side of the space. Fairly typical brewpub decor. Lots of dark wood and historic photos.
They had 4 beers on tap: a cream ale, an APA, a pumpkin ale, and a porter. I had the APA and found it to be tasty, if not memorable. I went with another BA couple and they both got samplers of the 4 beers.
Service was fine. Our server was old enough to serve, but not drink, so he couldn't help us with the selection, but with only 4 beers on tap, that's not much of a problem.
We didn't have any food, nor did we really notice too many other people eating, but it was already after 10pm when we got there, so dinner service may have ended.
The beers were a very good value with the house beers going for $3/pint and they apparently offer $2 on Tuesdays.
The would be a good stop on an Athens pub crawl, but nothing to out of your way to try. Beers were solid and well-crafted, but not outstanding.

Photo of wescj
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

As mentioned by almost all other reviewers, Copper Creek is Athens' only brew-pub. They usually have about four of their own brews on draft, the qualities of which usually range from decent enough to pretty good. Honorable mentions go to Irish Stout, my Copper Creek standby, and their wheat beer, which I find refreshing even though I'm not a big fan of the style.

Prices are very reasonable- you'd be hard pressed to find better beer for the same price downtown. I like $2 Tuesdays, though sometimes it's standing room only.

Service is friendly, and atmosphere is better than average for downtown Athens. I've never tried the food, but I hear it's pretty good. Not much about this place will blow you away, but I still like to keep it in my downtown rotation.

Photo of nickfl
3.73/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

The only brewpub in town, and a pretty decent one at that.

The atmosphere is friendly and comfortable. There are a lot of small copper brewhouse vessels behind plexiglas up at the front of the building and the copper theme continues with a bar-top that is covered in pennies under a layer of clear resin.

The service is good, but I have only been there on weekday afternoons when there are only a handful of people in the place.

I have not had a chance to try the food yet.

They only have four or five of their beers on tap at any given time, but they brew in very small batches and the taps change all the time. The bottles behind the bar aren't worth mentioning.

The quality of the beer in generally quite good. The seasonal pumpkin ale is highly renowned and the British styles are well done. They did a smoked porter recently that was excellent. Like any brewpub with an adventurous brewer, they have some less successful beers as well, but more often than not they turn out well here.

Photo of Big78CJ
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Copper Creek is Athens only brewpub/restaurant (that I know of). I have been there a ton of times and was formerly a regular for $2 Tuesdays.

They typically have 4 of their beers on tap at any given time, which rotate approx monthly. You may also have the option of a cask or special seasonal if you are there on the right day. I even got an amazing deal on bottles of Sierra Nevada one time ($1) that I couldn't pass up. Their beers are almost always done well with the occasional style really being special.

Service is typical of a restaurant/bar, as is the atmosphere. Food, on the other hand, can be quite good if you get the right thing. Their vegetable pasta was my favorite until I finally broke down and got the Stout marinated pork chops. They will change your life if you like pork chops even a little bit.

I am actually sitting here wondering why I stopped going. Probably the downtown crowd. Tuesdays get ridiculous at Copper Creek because of the $2 pints so only go then if you are trying to save money.

Photo of athensbeermaster
3/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | food: 4

The only brewpub that brew there own beer on sight in Athens.
The inexpensive rating comes from the Tuesaday night pint night.three bucks get's you a tasty local pint. The selection of draft beer is about 4-5 beers of house beer from esb ales to porter and oatmeal stout. Though the selection is not big they do change up very oftten. There bottle selection is geared for your average frat guy.The decor is really nice for Athens standards. The service is just awful it could take 30 min just for a beer so order two at a time!
The food is pretty decent I had a steak and on Friday's they have a steak and ale special for $13. The place is clean and the booths are really cozy. If the service was better this would be a enjoyable experience.

Photo of TheEclecticGent
4.15/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The Copper Creek Brewing Company is a great place to have a beer in Athens, GA. While I was there I tried their Irish Stout and their Dunkelweizen both of them were excellent. I had the buffalo burger done blue cheese style, very tasty. The décor of the place is quite cool. The basis is rough wood which gives it a saloon / cabin feel. The walls are covered with old beer paraphernalia and there are lots of copper pots and pans hanging from the ceiling timbers. My girlfriend and I were on a daytrip to Athens and stopped by. The place had a sprinkling of customers and really began to fill up around 7:30 pm. A mixed crowd of locals and college students. I look forward to going back again some day, this is a nice brewpub.

Photo of Hopsedge
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Although only 4-5 beers are typically on tap at once, they change regularly (approx monthly). Copper Creek won two awards this year (a 1st place and a 2nd place) at the Georgia Craft Brewer Association Annual Meeting. The American Pale Ale finishes crisply, and I suspect is dry hopped to capture that good bitterness in the after taste. The Espresso Stout is brewed with coffee from a local roaster and is not too strong, However, it sometimes seems to lack the body that I would prefer in a stout. The Scottish Ale is a beautiful beer with a sort of caramel linger, not too sweet though. All in all, CCreek is well worth a visit if you are in town, and pints are only $2 during two daily happy hours.

Photo of aracauna
4/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This place is kind of tiny. It's long an narrow and you have to walk past the brewery to get to the bar and dining room in the back. It's a bit cramped when crowded, but the decor is pretty cool. Lots of copper cooking equipment hanging from the ceiling and the bar is tiled with pennies. The beer is pretty solid brewpub brewing and some beers actually stand out, such as their excellent alt. The funny thing about the place is that despite looking a little more upscale, it turns into a college bar after midnight when the second happy hour comes around. A group of us went there after the Classic City Brewfest this year as part of our Beeradvocate Gathering and the place was almost dead when we rolled in. Not long after, the college kids started rolling in from UGA and when we left after midnight, the place was packed. During the day you'll be safe if you're afeared of those types, though. Didn't get to try the food yet. When I went back a few weeks later it was closed (they close on Sundays).

Copper Creek Brewing Co. in Athens, GA
85 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.