Terrapin Beer Company

BEER AVG
3.86/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

265 Newton Bridge Rd.
Athens, Georgia, 30607
United States

(706) 549-3377 | map
terrapinbeer.com

Notes:
OWNED BY MILLERCOORS

Added by aracauna

BEER STATS
Beers:
54
Ratings:
23,546
Reviews:
6,203
PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Ratings:
90
Reviews:
7
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
2.46%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of TH28
4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of CollinaTiger
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

As expected, crowded on a Saturday...this was almost exclusively a college-aged crowd.
Good live music playing in the corner.
I liked the "floating taps" and zig-zag shaped bar and this seems to move the beer line quicker as bar is designed for pouring and not hanging out.
I had the Hopsecutioner (excellent) and Hi-5 (good).

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Photo of MTKATL
5/5  rDev +23.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of craft_shannie
3.23/5  rDev -20.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Photo of Hayden34
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I visited both Terrapin and Creature Comforts on the same day. I'll admit I was expecting Creature Comforts to blow Terrapin away but surprisingly the exact opposite was true. The selection, the service, and the overall vibe was much better at Terrapin. I would definitely visit again.

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Photo of Dreizhen
4.71/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Squire123
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of sunrats
4.75/5  rDev +17%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of cadaugherty
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of tmm313
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jawshu
4.14/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Photo of ryho
4.56/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I see that a lot of people complained about the crowds, but there were few people there when I went. It was easy to find a seat. Could have been that a Georgia game was going on at the time.

I thought the service was great. The tour guy let us home brewers walk around to look at their plate chiller, it was insanely massive. I liked that you had the option to use all your tickets at once and get a flight of beers.

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Photo of nickfl
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

The brewery has gotten huge, and they are apparently about to undergo a major expansion. The taproom is... kind of dreary. It was very crowded and very, very loud when we got there. I can't imagine how terrible it must be when they have live music inside as the stage in the corner implied they do... They have a huge outside "beer garden", but that is not attractive in July, and I got the impression that it might get consumed by the coming expansion anyway. The bar setup was kind of odd, there were several stations along the length of the bar, all with the same beer, it reminded me of ordering food at a theme park.

The selection was pretty decent, all their standards with a couple seasonals and one offs and even a cask available. You buy a tour and tickets, because its GA, but they give you plenty of beer, more than my wife and I needed or wanted, and the tour is one of the better ones as far as seeing the actual brewery (the tour guide only had one or two inaccurate talking points, which is better than most).

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Photo of johnyb
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of GDawgs34
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of bhawk1
4.93/5  rDev +21.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of sohearn
4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of VeganUndead
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ari32
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Beerando
4.14/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of awesomedawson
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Photo of TX-Badger
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of NolanWilliamson
4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of WoolyFSU
3.34/5  rDev -17.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

I feel bad reviewing this place as poorly as I did, but... It felt like they didn't even give a shit about the experience, just herding people through the doors. The one bright spot is that they noticed my birthday was within a couple days and hooked me up with a free birthday mug. Aside from that, the lines were HORRENDOUS and they quickly ran out of all their "special" beers that day. I feel like they would be better served cutting off the line at some point, but money is money I suppose. This place will always have a special place in my heart as it was one of my "gateway beers" way back when.

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Terrapin Beer Company in Athens, GA
3.86 out of 5 based on 23,546 ratings.
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